Currently in her sixth decade of performing, Liza Minnelli, winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy and a BAFTA, is to follow in the footsteps of Hollywood movie greats Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino, John Travolta and Arnold Schwarzenegger by getting up-close and personal with her British fans on stage in the West End.
For An Intimate Evening With Liza Minnelli, at the London Palladium on Sunday 20 September, Minnelli will be interviewed for 90 minutes live on stage, talking about her extraordinary career, from growing up in Hollywood to the present day. The evening will end will a few intimate songs from the actress and singer, accompanied by her long-time musical director and pianist Billy Stritch, plus a Q&A session with her fans in the audience.
Minnelli said: “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!”
An Intimate Evening with Liza Minnelli will be the star’s fifth engagement at the London Palladium – her first was in 1964 when Minnelli and her mother, Judy Garland, sold out two special concerts. Minnelli also appeared there in solo concert runs in 1973, 1978 and 1986.
To celebrate this, Minnelli will be inducted into the London Palladium Hall of Fame – her photo will be hung next to her mother and alongside Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin and the other American stars that have performed at the venue from the 1950s to the present day.
An Intimate Evening with Liza Minnelli will also be performed in Sheffield at the City Hall on Tuesday 22 September and at the Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow on Thursday 24 September.
Promoter Rocco Buonvino has staged some of the biggest global entertainment events, from sold-out concerts to musical theatre productions and bespoke events with superstar artists. The latest events this year include An Evening With Sylvester Stallone (London Palladium and Phones4U Arena, Manchester), An Evening With Al Pacino (London Palladium), A Conversation With John Travolta (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) and An Evening With Arnold Schwarzenegger in London.