Singing legend Liza Minnelli’s London show this autumn is to get a Brucie bonus. Sir Bruce Forsyth, one of the UK’s best loved stars and entertainers, will host and interview Liza on stage at the London Palladium for her one-off West End appearance in An Evening With Liza Minnelli.
Said Bruce: “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.”
Liza was a special guest star who sang New York New York to Sir Bruce on his 80th birthday BBC TV show, Happy Birthday Brucie, saying: “He’s a marvellous, wonderful man who I consider my buddy and who I just love.”
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, remains one of the world’s most consummate performers and beloved entertainers.
Liza follows in the footsteps of Hollywood movie greats Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino, John Travolta and Arnold Schwarzenegger who have been brought to the UK by promoter Rocco Buonvino for intimate “Evening With..” shows.
She 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.”
An Evening With Liza Minnelli takes place at the London Palladium on September 20. Shows also take place at the City Hall, Sheffield on September 22 and at the Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow on September 24.