Liza Minnelli: Palladium, London
David Sinclair, The Times, 10 March 1986
IT WAS OF course a coincidence that Liza Minnelli opened her British season the same week that Frank Sinatra's version of Kander and Ebb's 'Theme from New York, New York' achieved its unlikely placing in the Top 10 singles chart; a coincidence which had not escaped Miss Minnelli's attention. The song, she declared, had been written by "my two best friends in the whole world, and they wrote it for me, specially for me". So saying, she proceeded to belt it out with the kind of vigour that one suspects would have left Sinatra a little breathless, even 30 years ago.
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