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Liza with a Z (1972)

Liza Minnelli stars in a television concert directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. She performs such songs as the title number, "Liza with a 'Z'" and "Son of a Preacher Man". The concert ... See full summary »

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Bob Fosse

Writer:

Fred Ebb
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Liza Minnelli stars in a television concert directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. She performs such songs as the title number, "Liza with a 'Z'" and "Son of a Preacher Man". The concert concludes with a medley of songs from the film Cabaret (1972). Written by Azure_Girl

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liza with a 'Z' Collector's Edition See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Another song, "Mein Herr" from Cabaret (1972) was filmed, but due to time constraints of broadcast TV, this did not make it into the final show. All that remains of this number is a fair quality work print and is included as an extra on the DVD. See more »

Goofs

During "Money, Money, Money" Liza's silver necklace disappears and re-appears a few times. See more »

Quotes

Liza Minnelli: I have found for a long time people still have been calling me "Lisa." Wrong! My name is Liza. It has a "z" in it. For example, someone might come up to me and say, "Hello, Lisa, how are you?" And I'd say, "Fine, but my name is Liza." Or someone would come up and say, "Oh, Lisa, what a nice hat you have on." And I'd say, "Thank you very much, but my name is Liza, and that's my hair."
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Connections

Referenced in Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List: Kathy with a Z (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Cabaret
Written by John Kander (uncredited) and Fred Ebb (uncredited)
Performed by Liza Minnelli
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A Dazzling Evening of Musical Showmanship
26 June 2007 | by Isaac5855See all my reviews

Right after her Oscar-winning performance in CABARET, Liza Minnelli took her act on the road and it was brought to television in the form of LIZA WITH A Z. Directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, who won an Emmy for his efforts, this breathtaking evening of musical theater showcased Liza Minnelli doing what she does best...singing, dancing, clowning, completely commanding a stage and captivating an audience. From the opening number "Yes" from 70 GIRLS 70 to the title tune, written especially for her by John Kander and Fred Ebb to a striking production number called "Ring Them Bells", Liza doesn't just prove to be a superb songstress, but a great actress who makes every number a show within itself. She brings an intensity to an old Tin Pan Alley classic "It was a Good Time" and rocks the house with "I Gotcha" and wraps the evening with a medley of songs from CABARET...a once in a lifetime concert event and a must for Minnelli fans.


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