Minnelli May Play One-Woman Show
NEW YORK (AP) _ Liza Minnelli may play the Palace, the historic Broadway vaudeville house where her mother, Judy Garland, staged several comebacks in the 1950s and ’60s.
The one-woman show would be called ``Minnelli on Minnelli,″ a salute to director Vincent Minnelli, Liza’s father and Garland’s second husband.
``It will include all the great songs from all his great films,″ Gary Labriola, Minnelli’s manager, said Wednesday.
Details have not been worked out, but tentative plans call for a four-week engagement beginning Dec. 1. An official announcement is expected next week.
The plans were first reported in the New York Post.
The 53-year-old Minnelli, an Oscar winner for ``Cabaret,″ has been plagued by vocal, drug and weight problems in recent years. In 1997, she replaced Julie Andrews for a month in the stage version of ``Victor/Victoria,″ but had to leave the musical early.
Garland, who died in 1969, first played the Palace in 1951, scoring a huge personal success after her career as a leading lady at MGM waned. Garland returned again in 1956 and then in 1967 with ``Judy Garland: At Home at the Palace.″