Veteran entertainer LIZA MINNELLI keeps her energy up during gruelling performances of her Broadway show by calling on the memory of her late mother, JUDY GARLAND.Minnelli, 62, cancelled a performance of her critically-acclaimed show Liza's at the Palace earlier this month (10Dec08) "due to health reasons and doctor's orders," according to her spokesperson.The break came one week after she made her debut in the production - marking her first return to Broadway after nearly six years.And Minnelli insists the memory of her legendary mother keeps her pushing through the demanding regime.She tells the New York Post's Page Six magazine, "Every night I feel the emotion and energy of everyone who has played there before me. It may sound crazy, but I feel my mother (Judy Garland), (vaudeville stars) Sophie Ticker, Al Jolson - it gives me goose bumps up there performing. It is so exciting and I celebrate it every night."The production was originally scheduled to run until 14 December (08) but was recently extended through 28 December (08) due to high demand.
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