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Minnelli gets lifetime award

Dance-centric Astaires include Fosse tribute

Liza Minnelli will take home the lifetime achievement kudo at this year’s Astaire Awards.

The 30-year-old laurels honor dance and choreography both on Broadway and in film. This year the June ceremony also will incorporate a staged tribute to choreographer Bob Fosse (who directed Minnelli in the film version of “Cabaret”) and performer Gwen Verdon, with a handful of Fosse numbers performed by current Rialto dancers.

Astaire ceremony will be dedicated to producer Marty Richards — whose Broadway credits include “Sweeney Todd,” “Sweet Smell of Success” and “Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life” — while producer Kathleen Raitt (“Bonnie and Clyde”) is set to be honored for her role in helping to launch the Astaire kudofest in 1982.

Nominations for the Astaires’ competitive awards, in categories including male and female dancer on Broadway and in film as well as choreography laurels, are set to be announced May 7. Award ceremony is skedded for June 4 at New York U.’s Skirball Center.

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