Larry Owens to Star in World Premiere of Liza '79 at Joe's Pub
The immersive theater experience is conceived and directed by Ben Rimalower.
Producers Zach Laks, Sarah Galli, and Joseph Lucius, in association with Form Theatricals, have announced the world premiere of Liza '79 for five performances at Joe's Pub (June 11, 17, 18, 24, and July 2).
The show, conceived and directed by Ben Rimalower, will feature music direction and arrangements by Matt Aument and choreography by Jason Wise.
Liza '79 is described as follows: "For the first time since his groundbreaking Joe's Pub production of Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches, Ben Rimalower utilizes an evocative moment in time, Liza Minnelli's legendary 1979 run at Carnegie Hall, as the blueprint for an exciting, original immersive theater experience. Larry Owens — one of the most sought after multi-hyphenate young artists in theater, comedy, and musicals today — will bring his inimitable stamp to the songs, dances, and, perhaps most deliciously, the between-song banter of Minnelli's concert. He will not be 'playing' Liza; this is neither drag nor impression, but something wholly fresh and transporting. By simply and satisfyingly assuming the position of the diva, front and center, Larry Owens in Liza '79 offers a provocative parody of pop culture then and now."