Lorna Luft returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below December 12 at 7 PM with a one-night-only holiday engagement of Yuletide Spirit: We Need a Little Christmas Now! The concert will be sprinkled with cherished holiday songs and stories that span her career.
Luft most recently appeared at the midtown nightlife venue in October with her candid and personal nightclub act To “L” and Back. The three-performance engagement marked Luft's return to the New York concert stage after undergoing surgery for a brain tumor earlier this year.
The daughter of entertainment icon Judy Garland, Luft recently published a new book chronicling the history of the 1954 film A Star Is Born—its release and its legacy—with co-author Jeffrey Vance. A Star Is Born: Judy Garland and the Film That Got Away includes never-before-seen photographs from her family collection that capture Garland on set and at home during the making of A Star Is Born.
Luft made her professional singing debut on TV’s The Judy Garland Show and went on to featured roles on film and television, including Grease 2, Where the Boys Are ’84, and Murder, She Wrote. Luft technically made her Broadway debut in 1967 when she joined her mother onstage in her 1967 Palace Theatre concert, but she took the stage on her own in 1971 as a replacement as the female lead in the musical Promises, Promises. Other stage appearances include the 1981 national tour of They're Playing Our Song, the 1992 tour of Guys and Dolls, and both U.S. and U.K. tours of Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Her 1998 family memoir Me and My Shadows was adapted as an Emmy-winning TV miniseries.
For tickets, priced $65–$75, visit 54Below.com.
Luft has been a special guest on Playbill's Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the Rhône River 2 April 7–14, 2019, featuring Melissa Errico, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marc Kudisch, and Seth Rudetsky, and Broadway in the Great Northwest, Playbill Travel’s first domestic cruise, will bring passengers on a journey through the Pacific Northwest from April 26–May 4, 2020. Playbill Travel is currently accepting waitlist travelers for its sold out cruises: Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein (September 1–9, 2019) and Broadway on the High Seas: The Greek Isles (June 24–July 1, 2019). Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit PlaybillTravel.com.