Tony Winner Linda Lavin Set for Interview On Stage at Edgerton Center, 4/13

Tony Winner Linda Lavin Set for Interview On Stage at Edgerton Center, 4/13


Linda Lavin, Broadway Tony Award winner, Emmy-nominated television star and singer, takes the stage of the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts as part of its American Legends Series for an 'Actors Studio'-type Interview On Stage on Sunday, April 13 (2014) at 3pm. The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts is located on the campus ofSacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

The afternoon, hosted by Jerry Goehring, Executive Director of The Edgerton Center, will feature video clips ofMs. Lavin's stage, television and film career, her interview on stage followed by a Q&A with members of the audience.

Linda Lavin is currently in rehearsal for the upcoming Off-Broadway premiere of Nicky Silver's Too Much at the Vineyard Theatre. Inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in January 2011, she began her stage career in the chorus of musicals and credits her great friend and mentor, Harold Prince, with changing her life by casting her in her first speaking role (It's A Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman) on a New York stage as well as other roles thereafter.

After winning a Tony Award for Neil Simon's Broadway Bound, Lavin was most recently nominated for The Lyonsas well as for Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Collected Stories, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife and The Diary Of Anne Frank. She has also performed starring roles on Broadway in Other Dessert Cities, Gypsy, The Sisters Rosensweig, Hollywood Arms and the Kennedy Center 2011 production of Follies.

Lavin's television career includes her nine-year run as the title character in "Alice" (winning two Golden Globe awards) and starring roles on "Barney Miller," "The O.C." and "Conrad Bloom." Her most recent television role was the pushy mother of Sean Hayes in NBC's "Sean Saves the World." Other television guest appearances include "Rhoda," "Law and Order" and "The Sopranos."

Whenever her schedule allows, she performs her concert act. "Possibilities" with her musical director, Billy Stritch, while promoting her new CD of the same title.

Lavin and her multi-talented husband and drummer, Steve Bakunas, created the Red Barn Studio, a 47-seat theater they built in the community of Wilmington, North Carolina, for which they have also performed or directed nine plays in the past three years. Those productions include Doubt, Driving Miss Daisy, Speed-the-Plow, Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Collected Stories and Rabbit Hole.

Tickets for Linda Lavin: Interview on Stage are:
$25 - General Public
$15 - Senior Citizens/Faculty/Staff
$10 - Students
Tickets may be purchased:
By Phone: Edgerton Center Box Office at 203.371.7908 (Mondays through Fridays from 12noon-4pm).
In Person: at box office located in the lobby of the Edgerton Center.
The box office will be open 2 hours prior to each performance.
Online at EdgertonCenter.org (24/7).

Linda Lavin: Interview on Stage is presented on the stage of the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Sacred Heart University, located at 5151 Park Avenue in Fairfield, Connecticut just minutes from exit 47 of the Merritt Parkway. The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts is totally wheelchair accessible. Let the box office know of any special needs when ordering tickets.

About The Edgerton Center for the performing Arts - Sacred Heart University's Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts (ECPA) is an intimate 776-seat theatre located in beautiful Fairfield, CT. ECPA is dedicated to creating and presenting high quality programming for families, students and the community that will entertain, educate and challenge. ECPA strives to extend and supplement the intellectual life of the classroom for students from Pre-K through college, thus creating opportunities for community and university interaction, while reflecting the ethnic, faith and cultural diversity of the region.

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