7 Liza Love Songs For A Love Letter To Liza Minnelli - 75th Birthday All-Star Tribute
Oh, how we love Liza Minnelli.
This coming March 12th, Ms. Minnelli will be turning 75! Producers Daniel Nardicio, Samuel Benedict and Club Cumming will be presenting A Love Letter to Liza: 75th Birthday Tribute to Liza Minnelli with three showtimes available that weekend.
The star power appearing in the special event is off the charts featuring co-stars and beloved friends of the superstar. Here's the lineup so far: Sandra Bernhard, Charles Busch, Mario Cantone, Jim Caruso, Joan Collins, Harry Connick, Jr., Lea DeLaria, Michael Feinstein, Kathie Lee Gifford, Joel Grey, Jonathan Groff, Tony Hale, Nicholas King, Nathan Lane, Michele Lee, Ute Lemper, Andrea Martin, Neil Meron, John Cameron Mitchell, Coco Peru, Andrew Rannells, Chita Rivera, Seth Sikes, Billy Stritch, Lily Tomlin, Ben Vereen and The Dancers of The Verdon Fosse Legacy and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Get your tickets here!
"I Can't Give You Anything But Love"
We were today years old when we found this performance and our jaws are on the floor. Liza singing the intimate arrangement from her mother's historic Carnegie Hall concert of this beautiful standard is really gorgeous.
"The Man I Love"
Love being able to highlight this classic moment from her 1977 film New York, New York. The reveal at 2:17 is what movie musical magic is made of.
Of course we're going to include a Charles Aznavour number on this list! This number from her legendary Radio City run was very moving. Aznavour is a brilliant storyteller with Liza fantastically interpreting his tales.
"Hooray For Love"
A year prior in 1963, Judy sang this duet with an up and coming Barbra Streisand on The Judy Garland Show. For their co-headlined show at the London Palladium in 1964, the mother daughter duo take on this lovely medley.
"I Love A Piano"
As Liza says herself at 0:55-1:05, she has terrific friends but one of her besties is an inanimate object. Singing one of her classic "chair songs," get ready for some dazzling chair choreo and her belting a high F at 5:09.
Not a standard Liza tune by any means but on her 1990 album Results she takes on this late 70's pop number which was first a hit for Yvonne Elliman, the original Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar.
"Here I'll Stay" / "Love Is Here To Stay"
We return to Radio City for this 7th number. Liza's vocal here is really, really stunning. This medley is perfectly crafted. We love that transition at 4:16 back to "Here I'll Stay" with that magnificent ending. Talk about a love letter!