Dr. Joy Browne To Host Talk-Back With Judith Ivey 12/3 After LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS
Dr. Joy Browne - the nationally acclaimed, syndicated radio host and licensed clinical psychologist whose radio program is the longest running of its kind (heard locally in the New York are on WOR Radio Network for nearly 15 years) - will join two-time Tony-winning actress Judith Ivey in a post-show discussion about the mother of all advice experts, Ann Landers following a performance of David Rambo's play in which Ivey portrays Landers, THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS, following the Thursday, December 3rd performance at 8 p.m. at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Manhattan.
A critical and popular success since it began performances Off-Broadway on October 7, THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS recently announced a 3-week extension through December 20.
Dr. Joy -- whose show offers millions of devoted listeners advice on issues ranging from relationships and marriage, finance, work and career -- has won numerous awards for her work including the American Psychological Associations President's Award. In radio, she has won the Talkers Magazine award for Best Female Talk Show Host (two years in a row). She was also listed as #10 on the list of the 25 Greatest Radio Talk Show Hosts of All Time, and has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Talk Show Hosts nine times. Dr. Joy has also been nominated for News/Talk National Personality of the Year as well as Syndicated Talk Show of the Year by Radio & Records Magazine. Additionally, Dr. Joy has been a guest on numerous popular television shows such as Lou Dobbs Tonight, The Early Show, Oprah Winfrey and Larry King Live. Dr. Joy has authored numerous self-help and inspirational books including: Dating for Dummies, The Nine Fantasies That Will Ruin Your Life, Dating Disasters, Getting Unstuck and It's A Jungle Out There, Jane.
In THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS written by David Rambo and directed by BJ Jones, Judith Ivey portrays the legendary advice columnist Ann Landers on the night she is preparing to write the most difficult column of her long and storied career: the now-famous column in which she informed her 60 million readers that her own marriage had failed, after advising them for decades that divorce was never an appropriate solution.
Funny and touching, THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS has been enthusiastically received by audiences and critics alike. When the play opened in October, The New York Daily News wrote, "Judith Ivey is letter-perfect as Ann Landers." The New York Times said Ivey's performance has "touching authenticity," and the Associated Press said LADY is "absolutely charming." As one fan of the play observes, "THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS tells you everything you didn't know about a woman who told you everything."
Judith Ivey won Tony Awards for her performances in the plays STEAMING and HURLYBURLY. She will repeat her acclaimed performances as Amanda Wingfield in THE GLASS MENAGERIE this spring in New York. Her many stage credits include having played "Mommy" in Cherry Lane's celebrated productions of Edward Albee's "AMERICAN DREAM," directed by the playwright last year, and the solo play WOMEN ON FIRE. Ms. Ivey's film credits include "Devil's Advocate," "Washington Square" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs," and she starred in four television series including "Designing Women."
For decades, newspaper columnist and American icon Ann Landers dispensed wit and wisdom to lovelorn teens, confused couples and countless others in need of advice in her enormously popular, nationally syndicated column. In THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS, Landers finds herself writing a column about a new kind of heartbreak -- her own. Drawn from Landers' life and letters, THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS is a touching and comic portrait of a wise, funny, no-nonsense woman who was, in fact, one of the most influential figures in America by virtue of the millions of readers who wrote to her seeking her indispensable advice and sometimes controversial opinions on matters ranging from marriage, divorce, life, death and sexuality, to the proper way to hang a roll of toilet paper in the bathroom.
Ann Landers, who was born Esther "Eppie" Pauline Friedman Lederer in 1918, wrote her first advice column in 1955, and the column ended with her death in 2002.
The production is presented Off-Broadway by Cherry Lane Theatre; Angelina Fiordellisi, Artistic Director and James King, Managing Director. THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS is drawn from the the life and letters of Ann Landers with the cooperation of Margo Howard.
Tickets to THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS are priced at $40 and $50. Starting Thursday, December 3 and through December 20, LADY will perform Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. For ticket reservations and performance information call Tele-charge at 212 239 6200. Or visit www.cherrylanetheatre.