HBO to Film Upcoming Rosie O'Donnell Comedy Show for Televised Special?
According to a new show listing, Rosie O'Donnell may soon be heading to HBO.
The network will be filming O'Donnell's upcoming stand-up performances at Levity Live on April 5, with planned "future telecasts."
In August 2012, O'Donnell suffered a heart attack, and has since used the experience to promote healthy living to women of all ages. The show appears to be inline with her previous efforts.
In a statement for the event, O'Donnell said: "After my heart attack I wanted to raise awareness about Women's Heart Disease since I found out the hard way that I knew nothing about the #1 killer of women! So, HBO and I have partnered to do so in a way that is not only funny but could save your life!"
O'Donnell has appeared on the Broadway stage in Seussical, Fiddler on the Roof and Grease. She made her dramatic television debut in CBS's HallMark Hall of Fame production, Riding the Bus with My Sister.
On the big screen, O'Donnell has starred in A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle, Another Stakeout, The Flintstones, Exit To Eden, Now and Then, Beautiful Girls, Harriet the Spy, Wide Awake, and was The Voice of Turk in Walt Disney's Tarzan. For six years, Rosie O'Donnell was America's best friend. For an hour each day she served as host and executive producer of the critically acclaimed and Emmy Award winning nationally Syndicated talk/variety series The Rosie O'Donnell Show.