Liza Minnelli Cancels London Palladium Return

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Liza Minnelli's upcoming U.K. engagements at the London Palladium and Sheffield City Hall, which were to begin Sept. 20, have been canceled.
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According to Minnelli's representative, the evenings "have unfortunately been cancelled because of the promoter's failure to pay. Due to current economics and unusually high ticket prices, the producer was unable to secure the promised funds. For months Liza has been preparing for these shows and she was devastated to hear of this unfortunate news. She has always thought of London a second home and will miss seeing her friends and devoted fans."

Really Useful Theatres, which owns the Palladium, stated "At this time we have not been officially advised by any party that the concert is cancelled. Should this situation change we will be in contact immediately."

Minnelli was also slated to play Sheffield's City Hall Sept. 22.

Rocco Bunino Productions was to present the evenings in which Minnelli was to be interviewed for 90 minutes live onstage by Sir Bruce Forsyth, talking about her extraordinary career, from growing up in Hollywood to the present day. As part of the event, Minnelli planned to perform a handful of intimate songs accompanied by her long-time musical director and pianist Billy Stritch.

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