'Rhoda's Dad'/Golden Girls' 'Miles' stars in Tuesdays with Morrie Opening Tuesday!

I love fun theater facts.  Valerie Harper starring in Golda's Balcony at the Parker Playhouse was disrupted by Hurricane Wilma.  Following Ms. Harper's star turn at the Parker is the man who played Harper's father when she was T.V.'s Rhoda.  Harold Gould appeared as Martin Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and later on the spinoff, Rhoda.  Years later, he regularly visited our homes as part of the Golden Girls' extended family.  Mr. Gould played longtime Rose boyfriend, Miles.  This is the final South Florida appearance of this tour.  Get your tickets now! 







Harold Gould, and Dominic Fumusa, return to South Florida in the Jeffrey Hatcher/Mitch Albom dramatization of Albom's runaway best-seller, TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE. The National Tour was launched at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in September to critical acclaim and will be the third production of the subscription series of Broadway in Fort Lauderdale. Directed by Michael Montel, TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE will play a limited 3-week engagement November 29-December 18 at the Parker Playhouse, 707 N.E. 8th Street.

Tickets ranging from $15.00 - $58.00 and can be purchased in person at the Parker Playhouse Box Office and by phone and internet at 954-462-0222 or www.parkerplayhouse.com, and TicketMaster phones at 954-523-3309 in Broward, 305-358-5885 in Dade, and 561-966-3309 in Palm Beach or at www.ticketmaster.com Tickets are also available through TicketMaster outlets. Orders for groups of 20 or more may be placed by calling the Broward Center at 954-462-0222 or Broadway Across America at 1-800-6GROUPS (647-6877).

Albom's book, "Tuesdays With Morrie," became a major hit when it was first published in 1997 and was on The New York Times hardcover Best Seller list 205 weeks. Having since been published in 31 languages in 36 countries, the book remains at number #9 after 139 weeks on The New York Times Paperback Best Seller list.

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is the heart-warming and profoundly moving recounting of the relationship between award-winning sportswriter Mitch Albom and his former sociology professor Morrie Schwartz who has been stricken with ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease). After years without contact, Albom recalled a forgotten promise to stay in touch and, as he once he did as a student, reclaimed his visits with Morrie every Tuesday.  In the stage adaptation, the role of the gentle, aging college professor who once loved to dance with the same passion he had for teaching his students, is played by Harold Gould who brings the brilliant craftsmanship which has defined his performances since he first hit New York winning an Obie Award for the Off-Broadway production of DIFFICULTY OF CONCENTRATION. From that point on, Gould's career went non-stop making his first film "Two for the Seesaw" in 1962, with such memorable feature follow-ups as "The Sting," Woody Allen's "Love and Death," and Mel Brooks' "Silent Movie."

On television, where he reigned for three decades as one of its most active stars, Gould co-starred with Daniel J. Travanti in the American Playhouse production of "I Never Sang for My Father" opposite Katharine Hepburn in "Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry," and went on to such unforgettable roles as Rhoda's father in "Rhoda" and as Rose's mobster boyfriend in "The Golden Girls." Gould has recently been seen on the big screen as Grandpa in Disney's remake of "Freaky Friday" with Jamie Lee Curtis.

Dominic Fumusa, most recently of Broadway's WAIT UNTIL DARK opposite Marisa Tomei and of the Roundabout Theatre's A FLEA IN HER EAR, will be seen in the role of author/journalist Mitch Albom. An alumnus of the Off-Broadway production of Joe Montello's TAKE ME OUT, Fumusa will be coming direct from New York's 42nd Street Theater Row where he has been starring as Vince in TAPE, a role written for him by Stephen Belber. The film version debuted at the Sundance Film Festival starring Ethan Hawke.

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Beau Higgins Currently spending his time between New York and Florida, Beau was born to a theatrical family in Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and at HB Studios. He studied theater singing with Julia Sperratore and Helen Gallagher. Beau later taught drama at the Lincoln Center Square for the Arts. It was at this time Beau began working with the Theater Development Fund and helped found New York's famed HALF PRICE TICKET BOOTH. Early in his career, Beau was screen tested and contracted for Warner Brothers. He co-hosted, an early cable variety series on Manhattan's Teleprompter channel. At this time he directed the Johnny Specca musical, SEX IS..? at the Lincoln Center Library Theater. Beau has performed Off-Broadway in FAT FELL DOWN, The Comic Strip Theater's LITTLE LULU AND THE INVISIBLE INK and WILL THE REAL ZOOPERMAN PLEASE STAND UP. Around the country he has delighted audiences with his performances in ANYTHING GOES, THE APPLE TREE, GUYS & DOLLS, and HELLZAPOPPIN! He sang for New York audiences at such cabarets as The Duplex and Upstairs at the Downstairs. He has had numerous television appearances but is most proud to have been a winning contestant on the game shows JACKPOT and THE $20,000 PYRAMID.

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