January 27, 1997 12:00 PM

Liza Minnelli, back on Broadway’s boards for the first time in 12 years, brought down the house on her opening night in Victor/Victoria. She’s subbing for the vacationing Julie Andrews until Feb. 2.

Ex-Saturday Night Live star Chris Farley (left), with his little big guy look-alike Jason Davis, put his best fist forward at the L.A. premiere of Beverly Hills Ninja. Davis plays Farley’s younger self in the martial arts comedy.

Tamera (left) and Tia Mowry, 18, those high-spirited twins from the WB Network’s Sister, Sister sitcom, put a squeeze play on their younger sibling Tahj Mowry, 10, at the WB press tour in Pasadena, Calif. Tahj will star in Smart Guy, his own WB comedy, which will air this spring.

Goldie Hawn packed quite a trunk when she arrived atop an ersatz elephant (it was fiberglass) at Harrods to kick off the London department store’s big January sale. “When you are in love with a creature like the elephant, you will do anything,” said Hawn, who accepted $80,000 from Harrods on behalf of a charity that protects Asian elephants.

Late-blooming song-and-dance man Woody Allen, accompanied by girlfriend Soon-Yi Previn, turned out in Manhattan for a screening of his new movie musical Everyone Says I Love You and a benefit party, at which $150,000 was raised for Am-FAR, an AIDS charity. Other musical appreciators who came to sing Woody’s praises included (clockwise, from top right) mighty Mike Tyson, Everyone cast member Natalie Portman, and actor pals Matt Dillon and Marisa Tomei.

Suddenly Susan’s Kathy Griffin was suddenly startled by a lift from costars David Strickland (left) and Nestor Carbonell during the NBC press tour in Pasadena. Susan, now on hiatus, returns Feb. 27.

Julia Roberts tressed up for the L.A. premiere of Albino Alligator, the new crime drama directed by actor Kevin Spacey. Roberts is currently in L.A. filming Conspiracy Theory, a romantic thriller with Mel Gibson.

Upon arriving at his Pasadena hotel for ABC’s press tour, former Clinton adviser George Stephanopoulos immediately began lobbying for the network. He was there to hype his new job as an analyst for ABC News.

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