‘Lord of the Dance’ spins $7 mil refund

Star's collapse forces cancellations

SYDNEY — Nearly A$10 million ($7 million) will be returned to almost 140,000 Celtic dance fans in Australia and New Zealand after “Lord of the Dance” star Michael Flatley collapsed Nov. 27, forcing the cancellation of more than 18 performances in Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland.

Although Flatley, who has been battling bronchial asthma problems for months, has been forced to cancel the remainder of his Oz tour, he is ex-pected to perform the European part of his tour beginning in January.

The American-born Flatley came to world attention as the lead dancer in “Riverdance,” before falling out with that show’s producers over money and developing his own highly successful show, “Lord of the Dance.”

More Legit

  • Farinelli and the King review

    Broadway Review: Mark Rylance in 'Farinelli and the King'

    SYDNEY — Nearly A$10 million ($7 million) will be returned to almost 140,000 Celtic dance fans in Australia and New Zealand after “Lord of the Dance” star Michael Flatley collapsed Nov. 27, forcing the cancellation of more than 18 performances in Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland. Although Flatley, who has been battling bronchial asthma problems for […]

  • Eric McCormack First Time in Variety

    'Will & Grace' Star Eric McCormack Looks Back on Early Stage Roles

    SYDNEY — Nearly A$10 million ($7 million) will be returned to almost 140,000 Celtic dance fans in Australia and New Zealand after “Lord of the Dance” star Michael Flatley collapsed Nov. 27, forcing the cancellation of more than 18 performances in Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland. Although Flatley, who has been battling bronchial asthma problems for […]

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces The Hamildrops (Listen)

    Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces 'Hamilton' Mixtape Vol. 2 With 'Ben Franklin's Song'

    SYDNEY — Nearly A$10 million ($7 million) will be returned to almost 140,000 Celtic dance fans in Australia and New Zealand after “Lord of the Dance” star Michael Flatley collapsed Nov. 27, forcing the cancellation of more than 18 performances in Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland. Although Flatley, who has been battling bronchial asthma problems for […]

  • Pinocchio review

    London Theater Review: 'Pinocchio'

    SYDNEY — Nearly A$10 million ($7 million) will be returned to almost 140,000 Celtic dance fans in Australia and New Zealand after “Lord of the Dance” star Michael Flatley collapsed Nov. 27, forcing the cancellation of more than 18 performances in Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland. Although Flatley, who has been battling bronchial asthma problems for […]

  • The Children review

    Broadway Review: 'The Children'

    SYDNEY — Nearly A$10 million ($7 million) will be returned to almost 140,000 Celtic dance fans in Australia and New Zealand after “Lord of the Dance” star Michael Flatley collapsed Nov. 27, forcing the cancellation of more than 18 performances in Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland. Although Flatley, who has been battling bronchial asthma problems for […]

  • Marilyn Stasio's 10 Best New York

    10 Best New York Theater Productions of 2017

    SYDNEY — Nearly A$10 million ($7 million) will be returned to almost 140,000 Celtic dance fans in Australia and New Zealand after “Lord of the Dance” star Michael Flatley collapsed Nov. 27, forcing the cancellation of more than 18 performances in Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland. Although Flatley, who has been battling bronchial asthma problems for […]

  • Adam Driver

    Adam Driver to Star in 'Burn This' on Broadway

    SYDNEY — Nearly A$10 million ($7 million) will be returned to almost 140,000 Celtic dance fans in Australia and New Zealand after “Lord of the Dance” star Michael Flatley collapsed Nov. 27, forcing the cancellation of more than 18 performances in Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland. Although Flatley, who has been battling bronchial asthma problems for […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content