Liza Minnelli to Tour Australia in October

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Tony Award winner Liza Minnelli, recently on Broadway in Liza's at the Palace. . ., will kick off her Australian Tour 2009 in October.
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli Photo by Rick Day

The award-winning actress is scheduled to play venues in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Chugg Entertainment and David M. Hawkins are presenting the tour, which is based on Minnelli's recent Broadway outing. The singing actress will be backed by a 12-piece orchestra led by conductor/drummer Michael Berkowitz and pianist/musical supervisor Billy Stritch.

Directed by Ron Lewis, "this concert performance of almost two hours duration (with interval)," according to press notes, "will be full of personal stories, anecdotes and heartfelt reminiscences." Concertgoers can expect to hear such Minnelli signature tunes as "Cabaret," "Maybe This Time" and "Theme From New York, New York."

Tour dates follow:
Oct. 16 and 17 at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney
Oct. 20 at the Burswood Dome in Perth
Oct. 23 at the Entertainment Center in Adelaide
Oct. 25 at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne
Oct. 30 at the Entertainment Center in Brisbane

Prior to Liza's at the Palace. . ., Minnelli, an Oscar winner for her performance in Cabaret, was last on Broadway in a tribute to her late father entitled Minnelli on Minnelli; she also returned to New York City's Beacon Theatre with her acclaimed concert Liza's Back! In addition to her Tonys for Flora, the Red Menace and The Act, Minnelli was awarded a special Tony in 1974 for "adding lustre to the Broadway season." Her film credits include "The Sterile Cuckoo," "Arthur," "New York, New York" and "Stepping Out." The singer is also a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress. Her album "Liza's Back!" is available on the J Records label, and "The Best of Liza Minnelli" was released on the Columbia/Legacy label. Showtime aired "Liza with a 'Z'," and Minnelli also received the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 10th Annual Tony Awards Bash in Los Angeles. Tickets will go on sale May 6. For more information visit

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