Reports are suggesting that Liza Minnelli has cancelled this month’s two shows in London and Sheffield.
The Cabaret star was due to appear at the London Palladium this Sunday followed by Sheffield’s City Hall on 22 September. In a statement by her spokesperson, the blame for her non-appearance is being laid at the door of promoter Rocco Buonvino and jis “failure to pay.” The statement goes on: “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.”
The shows would have seen Minnelli interviewed by Strictly Come Dancing‘s Bruce Forsyth. Buonvino has previously been behind similar London productions featuring Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino, John Travolta and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The face value of the tickets for the show this Sunday range from £38.50 to £188.50 and a previously-mooted Glasgow concert has already been cancelled. At the time of publishing, tickets were still on sale.
UPDATE: The Palladium has pulled all tickets from sale.