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.