NEW YORK (AP) -- Patrick Stewart shocked Broadway audiences during curtain calls of ''The Ride Down Mt. Morgan'' when he angrily accused producers of the Arthur Miller drama of failing to promote it.
''Arthur Miller and I no longer have confidence in our producers' commitment to this production, especially the Shubert Organization, or their willingness to promote and publicize it,'' Stewart, still in costume, proclaimed Saturday at his matinee and evening performances. ''Arthur and I feel frustrated and helpless.''
The complaint was endorsed by Miller during a New York Times interview.
Shubert President Philip Smith issued a statement disputing Stewart's claims but did not detail promotional efforts.
Stewart, 59, is known for his role in television's ''Star Trek: The Next Generation.''
Liza Minnelli in hospital
NEW YORK (AP) -- Liza Minnelli is in the hospital with a hip problem and has canceled upcoming tour dates for ''Minnelli on Minnelli.''
''My show is physically demanding and I was doing more damage with each performance and causing myself a great deal of pain. I simply could not continue with the show,'' she said in a statement Monday.
''It became clear that it wasn't possible to give my fans, who have gotten me through this before, the show that I love to do and that they deserve,'' she said.
Minnelli, 54, has had two surgeries on her right hip. The current ailment involves her left hip, the statement said.
Vanessa Williams has baby
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Vanessa L. Williams and her husband, Los Angeles Laker Rick Fox, are parents once again.
Williams gave birth to Sasha Gabriella Fox on Monday in New York. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, according to the Los Angeles-based public relations firm that represents Williams.
Williams, 36, has three children from a previous marriage and Fox, 30, has a son.
Williams, a former Miss America, has appeared in movies such as ''Soul Food'' and ''Dance With Me.''
Writer sues Neil Young
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A writer has sued Neil Young, claiming the musician rejected the authorized biography he spent nearly eight years writing.
Jimmy McDonough, a freelance writer based in Amboy, Wash., claims in a lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court that the famed singer of ''Sugar Mountain'' and ''Harvest Moon'' owes him $1.8 million in compensation and lost profits.
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