She may not be coming to Broadway this season, but Angela Lansbury will appear at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC to accept a Kennedy Center Honor, the annual cultural tribute sponsored by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Earlier this summer, Lansbury regretfully pulled out of the Broadway musical, The Visit, planned for spring 2001, due to her husband's ill health, and the producers are seeking another grande dame to fill her shoes.
The Kennedy Center Honors were announced Aug. 22. The presentation of the honors are Dec. 3, at a gala with President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Others being cited are ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, opera star Placido Domingo, rock 'n' roll artist Chuck Berry and film actor-director Clint Eastwood.
Lansbury is a four-time Best Actress Tony Award winner for the musicals, Mame, Dear World, Gypsy and Sweeney Todd.