Cabaret superstar Liza Minnelli is coming to Sheffield for an intimate evening of chat and performance in association with our own WOW247 entertainments brand.
Promoter Rocco Buonvino, who teamed up with us as official meda partner to bring Sylvester Stallone, promised more Hollywood greats.
An Intimate Evening with Liza Minnelli will be held at Sheffield City Hall on Tuesday, September 22.
She will also perform at the London Palladium - where she will be inducted into its hall of fame - on Sunday, September 20. Her only other date is Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, on Thursday, September 24.
Tickets are expected to sell out fast when they go on sale tomorrow, Friday, May 29.
Unlike her concerts, 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 daughter of Hollywood royalty Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli, she grew up surrounded by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr.
The evening will end will a few intimate songs, with the 69 year old accompanied by her long time musical director and pianist Billy Stritch, plus a Q&A session with her fans in the audience.
Her songbook includes the likes of Cabaret, Money Money and Liza with a Z.
Considered both as an American and gay icon, she is of course best known for her portrayal of Sally Bowles in the 1972 musical film Cabaret, which won her an Oscar for Best Actress.
Minnelli, speaking exclusively ahead of the shows in association with WOW247, 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!”
She had the original hit with New York, New York, as the title from her movie with Robert De Niro in 1977, two years before Sinatra made it his signature song and later duetted it with her many times live on stage.
Switching between old school and contemporary pop in the late 1980s, she toured The Ultimate Event with Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr, including an appearance at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1989 and recorded the pop album Results produced by British duo Pet Shop Boys. Many of her albums are live records.
I’m always so excited to return to Britain, which I’ve considered to be a second home for many years.Liza Minnelli
She has also racked up Tony Awards, a special “Legends” Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy.
Other major film roles saw her appear opposite Dudley Moore in 1981’s comedy Arthur and 1988 sequel Arthur 2: On the Rocks, as well as 1991 musical drama Stepping Out. She also recently made an appearance as herself in the movie Sex and the City 2.
There have been highs and lows over the years, including four husbands, rehab visits, health scares and incredible comebacks - not least of all when she was hospitalised with viral encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, and told she would never walk, talk, dance or sing again. But Minnelli’s incredible will, determination and relentless hard work proved the doctors wrong.
Promoter Rocco said: “This is another amazing opportunity for us to bring one of the world’s greatest living legends to London, Sheffield and Glasgow for an incredible, unique night of entertainment, in association with WOW247.
“Liza has so many stories to tell about her family, the huge names she grew up calling friends and her own incredible career, not last of all the Oscar winning performance she gave in Cabaret.”
An Intimate Evening with Liza Minnelli will be her fifth engagement at the London Palladium – her first was in 1964 when she joined her mother for two sold out special concerts. She also appeared there in solo concert runs in 1973, 1978 and 1986.
To celebrate this, she 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.
* Tickets for all three shows are on sale from Friday, May 29. Sheffield prices from £45 to £120, with limited number of backstage photo upgrades available at £250. Buy in person at the box office, call 0114 278 9789 or visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk
London prices are £65 to £175 and Glasgow is £65 to £90. Photo upgrdes also available.
For tickets for the Glasgow event visit ticketmaster.co.uk, or call: 0844 395 4000
For further event details visit roccobuonvinoproductions.com