Photo Coverage: Liza Minnelli Celebrates Birthday at Post-Concert Party with Alan Cumming & Friends!
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by Walter McBride
Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming are two theatrical powerhouses who act, sing and both happen to be closely identified with the landmark musical "Cabaret." Liza famously won an Academy-Award for the movie version and Alan won a Tony-Award for the acclaimed Broadway revival.
In celebration of Liza's birthday, the duo joined forces last night at The Town Hall to sing familiar songs from "Cabaret" and Liza dipped into her repertoire of signature songs known the world over. Alan performed his renditions of songs - from Annie Lennox to his own original compositions. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the after party below!
Nightlife impresario Daniel Nardicio has just released prime seats for Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming's second performance at Town Hall on Thursday, March 14. This is a transfer of their two sold-out shows in Fire Island which the New York Times called "the biggest cultural event on Fire Island this Summer." The concert marks Minnelli's 67th birthday. Tickets for tonight's show can be found at: lizaandalan.com
One of the world's best-loved entertainers, she won Tony awards for Flora, the Red Menace in 1965 and The Act in 1978, along with a third for Best Personal Achievement, resulting from her 1974 engagement at the Winter Garden Theatre. Nominated for an Academy Award for The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), she won the best actress prize for her best-known film, Cabaret (1972), which also won her a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA. She won an Emmy for Liza with a 'Z' (1972) and was also the recipient of a Grammy Legend Award in 1989, making her one of the few artists who have won entertainment's top six awards.
Film credits include Charlie Bubbles (1968), Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970), Lucky Lady (1975), A Matter of Time (1976), New York, New York (1977), Arthur (1981) Stepping Out (1991), and The Oh In Ohio (2006). Liza recently attracted an entirely new generation of fans with her acclaimed turn as "Lucille 2" on the Emmy-winning Best Comedy Arrested Development, and for her appearance on the chart-topping album The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance.
A Tony Award winner for his celebrated performance as the Emcee in the long-running revival of "Cabaret," Alan Cumming's other Broadway credits include Mack the Knife in "The Threepenny Opera" and Otto in "Design for Living." He will soon return to Broadway in a one-man interpretation of Shakespeare's darkest and most powerful tragedy, Macbeth.Photo Credit: Walter McBride