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Minnelli May Play One-Woman Show

September 15, 1999

NEW YORK (AP) _ Liza Minnelli may play the Palace, the historic Broadway vaudeville house where her mother, Judy Garland, staged several comebacks in the 1950s and ’60s.

The one-woman show would be called ``Minnelli on Minnelli,″ a salute to director Vincent Minnelli, Liza’s father and Garland’s second husband.

``It will include all the great songs from all his great films,″ Gary Labriola, Minnelli’s manager, said Wednesday.

Details have not been worked out, but tentative plans call for a four-week engagement beginning Dec. 1. An official announcement is expected next week.

The plans were first reported in the New York Post.

The 53-year-old Minnelli, an Oscar winner for ``Cabaret,″ has been plagued by vocal, drug and weight problems in recent years. In 1997, she replaced Julie Andrews for a month in the stage version of ``Victor/Victoria,″ but had to leave the musical early.

Garland, who died in 1969, first played the Palace in 1951, scoring a huge personal success after her career as a leading lady at MGM waned. Garland returned again in 1956 and then in 1967 with ``Judy Garland: At Home at the Palace.″

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