See Who's Joining Liza Minnelli in Her Return to London Palladium

News   See Who's Joining Liza Minnelli in Her Return to London Palladium
 
An Intimate Evening with Liza Minnelli, which will mark the return of the star to the London Palladium, where she has appeared regularly over the years, will see her joined by Sir Bruce Forsyth as host and onstage interviewer. The event will take place for one night only Sept. 20.

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It is presented by Rocco Bunino Productions, who recently brought such stars as Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino, John Travolta and Arnold Schwarzenegger to the U.K. for one-night performances.

In the show, she will be interviewed for 90 minutes live onstage by Forsyth, talking about her extraordinary career, from growing up in Hollywood to the present day. The evening will end with a few intimate songs from Minnelli, accompanied by her long-time musical director and pianist Billy Stritch, plus a Q&A session with her fans in the audience.

In a press statement, she commented, "I'm always so excited to return to Britain, which I’ve considered to be a second home for many years. I have so many friends there and I look forward to being back again for these special intimate evenings. Whenever I do concerts people always say they want to hear about me growing up, being on Broadway, in the movies, the people I’ve met and worked with… so this will give me a chance to share a lot more of those stories. I can’t wait to see you all again!"

Forsyth, himself a long-time veteran of the Palladium stage, where he hosted the famous 50s variety television show "Sunday Night At the London Palladium," added in a press statement, “I am absolutely delighted to be spending an evening in the company of one of the truly great entertainers of our age, someone I am also lucky to know as a dear friend. I am looking forward to guiding her on a trip down memory lane on the stage of the greatest theatre in the world - The London Palladium, where both of us have been lucky enough to perform in many times over the years. She’s got some great stories to tell and I'm sure it’s going to be a truly unforgettable evening.” Minnelli was a special guest star who sang "New York New York" to Sir Bruce on his 80th birthday BBC TV show, "Happy Birthday Brucie," in 2008, saying: "He's a marvellous, wonderful man who I consider my buddy and who I just love."

The show will mark her fifth engagement at the London Palladium. She first appeared there in 1964 with her mother Judy Garland in two legendary sell-out concerts, and returned in solo concert runs in 1973, 1978 and 1986. She will be inducted into the London Palladium Hall of Fame when she appears, with her photograph hung next to her mother and beside Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and others that she has also had an intimate professional connection to.

The show will also be performed at Sheffield's City Hall Sept. 22 and Glasgow's Clyde Auditorium Sept. 24.

To book tickets, visit www.seetickets.com.

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