Tony-Winner Diahann Carroll Planning Lerner & Loewe Concert Tour

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Here's the good news. Singer-actress Diahann Carroll is hoping to tour the U.S. later this year with a concert of songs by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe (My Fair Lady, Brigadoon).

Here's the good news. Singer-actress Diahann Carroll is hoping to tour the U.S. later this year with a concert of songs by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe (My Fair Lady, Brigadoon).

No dates or cities have been announced.

Here's the bad news. Syndicated columnist Liz Smith reports (May 21) Carroll is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. "I am somewhat fatigued," Carroll told Smith, "but other than that, I feel fine." The actress chose to undergo radiation treatment, even though the cancer was caught at such an early stage doctors gave her the option of treating it with different methods. "They tell me after five or six weeks of this, I'll be able to resume my work schedule with no alteration in my plans. Since work is so important to me, I'm thrilled."

In 1962, Carroll won the Tony Award as Best Actress in a Musical for the Richard Rodgers musical No Strings (she tied with Carnival's Anna Maria Alberghetti). More recently she played Norma Desmond in the Canadian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard.

-- By David Lefkowitz

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