Liza Minnelli Backs Out of 8/4 Provincetown Concert on Doctor's Orders
This Spring, Liza Minnelli cancelled a slew of upcoming concerts including San Paulo (cited as due to a recurring back ailment) followed by an additional set of cancellations including an appearance at EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE, and a number of European concert dates.
Liza Minnelli's physicians have advised her not to perform or travel for long periods of time because of a medical condition. As a result her concerts in Europe, which were scheduled for July, have been canceled. We are discussing rescheduling dates at an appropriate time. Liza wants her fans to know she is devastated not to be able to perform right now but will see them soon.
Today, word comes of an additional appearance that has been cancelled, on August 4th in Provincetown, where the star was set to perform with Alan Cumming in a sold-out evening. Instead, Cumming will perform his solo show, accompanied by Emmy Award winning composer/pianist Lance Horne. According to the venue, "Ms. Minnelli is prohibited from traveling until she regains her health."
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One of the world's best-loved entertainers, Minnelli won Tony awards for Flora, the Red Menace in 1965 and The Act in 1978, along with a third for Best Personal Achievement, resulting from her 1974 engagement at the Winter Garden Theatre. Nominated for an Academy Award for The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), she won the best actress prize for her best-known film, Cabaret (1972), which also won her a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA. She won an Emmy for Liza with a 'Z' (1972) and was also the recipient of a Grammy Legend Award in 1989, making her one of the few artists who have won entertainment's top six awards.
Film credits include Charlie Bubbles (1968), Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970), Lucky Lady (1975), A Matter of Time (1976), New York, New York (1977), Arthur (1981) Stepping Out (1991), and The Oh In Ohio (2006). Liza recently attracted an entirely new generation of fans with her acclaimed turn as "Lucille 2" on the Emmy-winning Best Comedy Arrested Development, and for her appearance on the chart-topping album The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance.
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