Saturday, June 15, 2024

Martin Scorsese and Liza Minnelli Reunited in Song for “Boardwalk Empire”


Once upon a time, Martin Scorsese and Liza Minnelli were quite an item. This was in a decade called the 1970s. Scorsese directed Minnelli in his cult musical “New York, New York,'” the film which produced Minnelli’s signature song. Now, thirtysomething years later, director and singer are reunited. Minnelli has just recorded a track for the new collection of songs being issued for Scorsese’s HBO series “Boardwalk Empire.” The second “BE” soundtrack is being released on September 3rd with Minnelli’s version of the 1923 Sophie Tucker classic, “You’ve Gotta See Mama Every Night (Or You Can’t See Mama At All).”

Since Minnelli’s version– which will close a new episode of “BE” this fall– isn’t ready yet, here’s Sophie Tucker. Looking forward to Liza’s take. She’ll be performing at Caesar’s in Atlantic City on September 28th, too– very fitting since that’s where “BE” takes place!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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