Comedy Icon Carol Burnett Comes to Playhouse Square
Carol Burnett, award-winning actress and best-selling author, is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her work on stage and screen.
She will be making a rare appearance at Playhouse Square's Connor Palace Wed., May 9th at 7 pm titled "An Evening of Laughter and Reflection Where The Audience Asks The Questions".
Known most notably for The Carol Burnett Show (named in 2007 by TIME magazine as one of "100 Best Television Shows of All Time"), The Carol Burnett Show ran for 11 years, averaged 30 million viewers per week and received 25 Emmy Awards, making it one of the most honored shows in television history. (CBS honored the groundbreaking comedy series December 3 when it aired The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special.)
But it is Ms. Burnett's artistic brilliance, her respect and appreciation of her fans, and her graciousness, integrity, warmth and humor on-and-off screen that have made her one of the most beloved performers in entertainment and one of the most admired women in America.
Tickets for Carol Burnett's May 9th Playhouse Square appearance go on sale Fri., Feb. 16 at 11 am. Prices will be: $178; $128; $88; $78 & $58, available at playhousesquare.org; 216-241-6000 and the Playhouse Square Ticket Office.
During "An Evening of Laughter and Reflection," Burnett will take questions from the audience, present video clips from her shows... in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience enjoyed an unfiltered opportunity to engage Carol with questions and receive spontaneous answers. "I love the spontaneity of these evenings," said Carol. "I never know what anyone is going to ask, or say, or do, so it keeps me on my toes!"
As a highly acclaimed actress, Ms. Burnett has been honored with Emmys, Golden Globes, People's Choice Awards, the Horatio Alger Award, an Ace Award, and the Peabody. A Kennedy Center Honoree, she has also been honored with the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.