Sophia Loren show at Seminole Coconut Creek postponed

“An Evening with Sophia Loren,” scheduled for Friday, Feb. 10, at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding the award-winning actress, the casino reported Friday.

 A future show date will be announced soon. Purchased tickets will be refunded via Ticketmaster, the release said.

A similar show in Galveston, Texas, also was postponed, according to this story.

She had been touring for at least a year, being interviewed by Entertainment Tonight’s Bill Harris, as this video shows.

After a series of popular Italian films in the 1950s, Loren caught Hollywood’s eye and America’s heart with a string of movies, including Boy on a Dolphin, Houseboat, Arabesque, and Heller in Pink Tights, starring with Hollywood’s top leading men, including Cary Grant, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck and Paul Newman.

In Two Women (La Ciociara) Loren portrayed a strong-willed woman who endures an assault to spare her daughter from the horrors of war “profound.” The role scored Loren an Academy Award – the first ever given for a non-English language role.

Loren juggled European movies – garnering an Oscar nod for her performance in Marriage Italian Style – and American films such as El Cid and The Fall of the Roman Empire. The hit Italian comedy Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, featured a striptease by Loren’s character, which was re-created in Robert Altman’s comedy Ready to Wear.

Coconut Creek officials remind patrons, though, of two other significant shows in March.

A Don Rickles & Regis Philbin Laughfest: Stories, Film Clips and Fun is scheduled for The Pavilion on Saturday, March 4, at 8 p.m.

 Tickets priced at $75/$100/$150 are on sale via Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-653-8000). The Pavilion box office will open at 1 p.m. on the day of the show for on-site ticket purchases and will call pickup.

 The play, “A Bronx Tale,” starring actor Chazz Palminteri, returns to The Pavilion on Friday, March 24, at 8 p.m.

 Tickets priced at $65/$80/$100 are on sale via Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-653-8000). The Pavilion box office will open at 1 p.m. on the day of the show for on-site ticket purchases and will call pickup.

 A New York City native, Palminteri originally wrote the script for “A Bronx Tale” for the stage and performed it as a one-man show in Los Angeles. It premiered in 1990, achieving great critical success. He then moved the show to New York City where it had a successful off-Broadway run, the release said.

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