Liza Minnelli

January 5, 2011

Jan. 12
Hilbert Circle Theatre

For a decade beginning about 40 years ago, Liza Minnelli was an actress that directors including Bob Fosse, Stanley Donen and Martin Scorsese wanted in their A-list films. Then she wowed television audiences with her “Liza with a ‘Z’” concert, helped save the original Broadway production of “Chicago” from an early demise by filling in as Roxie, and headlined new shows “The Act” and “The Rink.”

A rare talent who has won at least one Tony, Oscar and Emmy, Minnelli evolved into the quintessential “I’m still here” trouper, surviving plenty of tabloid personal drama to return again and again, thrilling her established audiences while making new fans from appearances in the likes of “Sex in the City” and “Arrested Development.” And just when one might think she was coasting on guest appearances, she conquered Broadway again with the 2008-2009 “Liza’s at the Palace” concerts.

For her Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra appearance—bumped from the fall due to illness—the icon will bring her own conductor and set list, so I can’t promise that your favorites will be presented. I’m willing to bet, though, that “New York, New York” and “Cabaret” will be in the mix. Details here.