After wowing audiences in Liza (on an E) in 2013, Trevor Ashley is bringing everyone’s favourite diva back to London in a brand new show Liza’s Back! (is broken), playing at the London Wonderground at the Southbank Centre for three performances only from Wednesday 31 August to Saturday 3 September 2016.
There is no doubt about it; Liza Minnelli is a true Broadway legend. But her appearances on the musical stage have been few and far between. So what would happen if Liza decided to perform all the great Broadway roles she never got to play, in one special night?
Liza’s Back! (is broken) explores the parts that Minnelli should have played over the last forty years – those great leading lady roles from Grizabella to Norma Desmond, and all the others in between. Ever wanted to see Liza tackle Wicked? Then this is the show for you!
Direct from rehab, and live with a 7-piece big band, don’t miss Liza singing Broadway’s greatest hits, including I Have Confidence, Memory, Send in the Clowns, Le Jazz Hot plus her own classics Maybe This Time, Cabaret and New York, New York!
Trevor Ashley is an Australian performer and cabaret artist. His musical theatre credits in Australia include creating the role of Miss Understanding in the world premiere production of Priscilla Queen of The Desert – The Musical; Edna Turnblad in Hairspray and Monsieur Thenadier in Les Miserables.
Trevor also created and starred in his one-man-show Diamonds are for Trevor, a tribute to Dame Shirley Bassey. Liza (On an E) has played sell-out seasons all over the world, including a week-long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End.
Limelight Magazine said:
Rather than reprising the same old songs, Liza explores the what-ifs of her career, taking the biggest musical theatre hits of Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand and Elaine Paige, and putting them through the Minnelli mangle. This offers some ingenious new takes on these well-known classics, including a particularly inspired swinging big-band arrangement of Memory from Cats, and a smokey jazz version of Les Miserablés’ Do you hear the people sing? In virtually every way, from the well-conceived lighting, ambitious choreography, brilliant musical arrangements performed by a seven-piece orchestra, and the two-act, full evening length of the show, Liza’s Back! (is broken) is a far grander affair than Ashley’s original Liza outing.