Julie Andrews Postpones TUTS Victor/Victoria 3 Months

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Julie Andrews, originally scheduled to start previews in Victor/Victoria Aug. 26 at Houston's Theatre Under The Stars, will now begin previews Oct. 14 in Seattle and Nov. 25 in Houston.

Julie Andrews, originally scheduled to start previews in Victor/Victoria Aug. 26 at Houston's Theatre Under The Stars, will now begin previews Oct. 14 in Seattle and Nov. 25 in Houston.

A production spokesperson told Playbill On-Line (Aug. 11), "Julie had throat surgery and hasn't healed as quickly as she thought," forcing the second postponement of a production originally scheduled for May, 1997. The spokesperson was reluctant to release names of other cast members, saying there was a chance casting may change between now and previews. Cast members of the now closed Broadway production were invited to audition for this re-mounting. Andrews and cast members had been scheduled to arrive in Houston Aug. 11.

To avoid further ticket exchanges, Victor/Victoria will perform as scheduled in Seattle, beginning Oct. 14, and will then move to Houston with performances Nov. 25. - Dec. 21. With more than 30, 000 subscribers, Theatre Under the Stars has suspended ticket sales for Victor/Victoria while replacement tickets are sent to subscribers. Tickets are expected to be back on sale to the general public Aug. 18.

TUTS has shuffled its season schedule to accommodate V/V and will present Makin' Whoopee, a revised version of the 1928 musical Whoopee which starred Eddie Cantor, beginning Oct. 30.

Andrews' health problems, which caused her to miss many performances during the original 1995-1997 Broadway run, are at the center of a lawsuit brought by the Broadway producers against an insurance company.

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