The Theater: X Factor

THE ACT

Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb

Choreography by Ron Lewis Book by George Furth

We love you, Liza!" members of the opehing-night audience at The Act shouted, and that may just prove that love is blind. Liza Minnelli is a cult, and cults, like love, defy reason.

She has been labeled a "superstar," which seems to be part of the mandatory hyperbole of the age. Let's just call her a star, a title she deserves since she has that special X factor of personality that sets stars apart from other top-ranking talents. But as a star whose gifts include singing,...

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