Daniel Nardicio Brings The Award-Winning Duo to Town Hall March 13 & 14
With Billy Strich and Lance Horne on Piano
Due to the response, Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming have agreed to a second show to be added Thursday March 14th at Town Hall, NYC.
This is a transfer of their two sold-out shows in Fire Island's historic Ice Palace nightclub which the New York Times called "the biggest cultural event on Fire Island this Summer."
Everyone who missed out on the biggest installment of Nardicio's Fire Island Icon Series will see why the crowd were on their feet after every song and chanting both Liza and Alan's names.
Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming have a lot in common. The two theatrical powerhouses act, sing and are both are closely identified with the musical "Cabaret."
Liza famously won an Academy Award for the movie version and Alan won a Tony Award for the acclaimed Broadway revival.
These incomparable stars will duet on familiar songs from "Cabaret" and Liza will dip into her repertoire of signature songs known the world over. Alan will perform his renditions of songs – from Annie Lennox to his own original songs. These two old friends will also interact on stage together—sharing stories, songs, and banter— of their adventures in life and show-business.
Nardicio says: "It had always surprised me that no producer had thought to put these two long time friends on stage together- considering their consummate performing skills, their history with "Cabaret" and their friendship. It's a no-brainer. That's what people saw on the stage on Fire Island- two good friends having fun. I dare say that this show is a celebration of friendship in general."
And all under the musical direction of Emmy winning composer Lance Horne.
Tickets are $110 -150.
To buy tickets visit www.lizaandalan.com
The winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a special "Legends" Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy, is one of the entertainment world's consummate performers.
In film, on stage and in television, Liza
Minnelli has won critical acclaim, a multitude of fans, and recognition from her peers in show business, giving
new dimension and credibility to the word "superstar."
Her engagement at Town Hall is a rare opportunity to see
one of the stage's great legends perform live in an intimate, historical venue.
Sure, you can catch Alan Cumming every week on CBS's hit drama The Good Wife where he plays legal operative Eli Gold, for which he has been nominated for two Emmys, but you probably know him from just about every movie in the world.
He's appeared in a James Bond Film and part of the X-Men franchise, not to mention Burlesque, Eyes Wide Shut, and even Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion.
He got his start in the theater, performing in Cabaret, Threepenny Opera, and The Seagull. In 2009 he released his first solo album I Bought a Blue Car Today. Alan is not content to just perform.
He has a best-selling fragrance called Cumming that launched in 2005 and another scent, Second Cumming, that arrived in 2011. He penned the novel Tommy's Tale in 2002.
Cumming most recently had an exhibition of his photos entitled "Alan Cumming Snaps!", and lives in NYC with his husband Grant and his dogs Honey and Leon.
Composer-lyricist-MD LANCE HORNE has performed alongside, composed, and/or provided arrangements for Alan, Liza, Kristin Chenoweth, Ricki Lake, Cheyenne Jackson, Kelli O'Hara, Jake Shears, Meow Meow, Justin Bond, Sandra Bernhard, Amanda Palmer/Dresden Dolls, Boston Pops, Seoul Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, London Gay Men's Chorus, Sydney Dance Company, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parades; West End appearances at the Vaudeville, Hippodrome, Garrick, Apollo, & Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Festivals: Pina Bausch's Tanzfestival, Baryshnikov's Ringling, David Bowie's Highline, Toronto's Luminato, two seasons at the Geffen, three at Lincoln Center's American Songbook, five at Sydney Opera House & Carnegie Hall, opened for Death Cab, Michael Feinstein, Dwight Yoakam. Command performance for President Obama, the First Lady, and Queen Elizabeth. MD: Prometheus Bound (Sater & Tankian/System of a Down, ART), Cabaret (starring Amanda Palmer, ART), Alice By Heart (National Theatre, London), international tours of Jekyll & Hyde, Handel's Messiah Rocks.
Original material & arrangements: Vegas! The Show currently at Planet Hollywood Casino on the strip, & provided vocal arrangements for the Broadway production of Little Women, theme for Ricki Lake Show.
His debut album First Things Last released on Yellow Sound Label (ADA/Warner) with concurrent concerts at Lincoln Center and on the West End.
His musical Amandine opens at the Cherry Lane off-Broadway in January starring Gideon Glick & Tonya Pinkins.
His parties in the East Village gay scene of the '90s are what brought him initially to the public's attention, but its with his large-scale nightlife events that have really brought him notoriety.
Last Summer he launched his annual Icon Series, which brought acts like Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming, Sandra Bernhard, Margaret Cho, Peaches, and Meow Meow to Fire Island for the first time.
He also held a weekly series at cabaret landmark Feinsteins where he brought the downtown world of avante-garde cabaret to a whole new crowd uptown.