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Birth Place: Miami, FL, USA

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Original Broadway Production, 1977
Lily St. Regis [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1976


Wanda (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 1974
Bathing Beauty

Original Broadway Production, 1974
Charmin [Replacement]

Charmin (Understudy) [Replacement]

Dina (Understudy) [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1971
Singer and Dancer [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1968
Intern's Date [Replacement]

Rita Rudner News

Laguna Playhouse To Present LISTEN TO THE SEVENTIES, CARNEY MAGIC, and More This August

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE has announced six special productions this summer.

Skokie Theatre Presents Judy & Liza Palladium Concert Tribute Featuring A Real Mother Daughter Duo

Actress Nancy Hays and her daughter Mary Heffernan will present the story of the famed London Palladium concert which featured Judy Garland on stage with her own daughter - Liza Minnelli, at age 18, in November of 1964.

David Ellenstein Named Artistic Director & Bill Kerlin Named Managing Director of Laguna Playhouse

North Coast Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director David Ellenstein, and Managing Director Bill Kerlin, have been named Laguna Playhouse’s new Artistic and Managing Directors respectively, effective immediately.

Joe Spano & More to Star in Rolling Southern California Premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES

Laguna Playhouse announced, in association with Gare St. Lazare, Ireland and the Rubicon Theatre Company, Faline England, Sorcha Fox, Conor Lovett and Joe Spano starring in the rolling Southern California premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES, written by Will Eno and directed by Judy Hegarty-Lovett.

ONCE to be Presented at Laguna Playhouse in March

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE will present the fourth show of its season, the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE, book by Edna Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, musical direction by Julia Hoffmann, choreography by Paula Hammons Sloan and directed by Steve Steiner.

Photos: First Look at Rita Rudner in STAGED at Laguna Playhouse

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE presents Rita Rudner in STAGED, written by Martin Bergman & Rita Rudner and directed by Martin Bergman. STAGED, currently in previews, opens on Sunday, January 29 at 5:30pm and performs through Sunday, February 12 at the Laguna Playhouse. Check out the photos here!

Judy Garland Tribute Starring Nancy Hays Comes to Oscar's Palm Springs

Chicago actress and musical entertainer Nancy Hays will perform in a special one-night cabaret event on Monday, January 23rd at Oscar's Palm Springs, presenting songs from Judy Garland's historic Carnegie Hall and London Palladium concerts, accompanied on the grand piano by award-winning music director Robert Ollis along with a jazz combo.

Rita Rudner to Star in World Premiere of STAGED at Laguna Playhouse

Comedienne Rita Rudner will star in the upcoming World Premiere of STAGED, written by Martin Bergman & Rita Rudner and directed by Martin Bergman at Laguna Playhouse. See how to purchase tickets!

The Warner Theatre Presents LADIES OF LAUGHTER, June 10

The Warner Theatre will welcome Ladies of Laughter to the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, Saturday, June 10, 2023, at 8 pm!

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces Black Friday Deals

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall will hold its biggest sale of the year. Get up to 50% off tickets to select shows for Black Friday using code: BF22. The sale runs from Monday, November 21 at 10 a.m. through Sunday, November 27 at 11:59 p.m.

Laguna Playhouse to Present THE SKIVVIES: SLEIGH MY NAME, THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ & More This Holiday Season

Laguna Playhouse will present four magical ways for you to celebrate the holiday season with four extraordinary holiday experiences; THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ: A HOLIDAY PANTO, THE SKIVVIES: SLEIGH MY NAME, and more.

Arts Garage Announces 'The Art Of Laughter' Comedy Series 2023

Marjorie Waldo, President & CEO of Arts Garage, has announced the nonprofit organization's new comedy series, The Art of Laughter 2023, presented the first Friday every month in collaboration with The Comedy Zone.

Photos: First Look at KIM'S CONVENIENCE at Laguna Playhouse

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE has released production photos from the California premiere of the hilarious KIM’S CONVENIENCE, written by Ins Choi and directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera. KIM’S CONVENIENCE begins previews on Wednesday, September 21; will open on Sunday, September 25 at 5:30pm and perform through Sunday, October 9, 2022 at the Laguna Playhouse.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall to Present Mandy Patinkin, MEAN GIRLS, and More for 22/23 Season

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall will present Sarasota premieres and return engagements during the 2022-2023 season. Public on-sale is Saturday, September 10 at 10am. 

Laguna Playhouse Raises More Than $25,000 For Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen

Playhouse has raised over $25,000 to donate to Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen. The Playhouse started collecting the donations following the performances of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, “What A Fool Believes - Tribute to The Doobie Brothers” and its most recent production of A Chorus Line.


The magical, whimsical world of Dredgie McGee will delight children and adults alike. Don't miss this wonderful romp under the sea.

World Premiere of LOVE AMONG THE RUINS & More Announced for Laguna Playhouse 2022-2023 Season

Laguna Playhouse has announced its 2022-2023 Season of Shows! Their season begins with the most successful new Canadian play of the last decade, the hilariously heartwarming KIM’S CONVENIENCE.

Nancy Hays and Mary Heffernan Will Perform a Mother's Day Concert Next Month

Actress and musical entertainer Nancy Hays and her daughter Mary Heffernan will perform a special Mother's Day Concert on Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th, presenting songs from the famed 'Live at the London Palladium' concert which featured Judy Garland on stage with her own 18 year-old daughter - Liza Minnelli, in November of 1964.

Spend An Evening With Rita Rudner At Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Rita Rudner on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30pm.  One of the country's top comedians, Rita Rudner brings her sharp wit, droll observations and genius one-liners to Samueli Theater. In her famously soft-spoken delivery, Rudner kills with hilarious and true observations about the differences between men and women, marriage, kids, aging, Botox and, of course, shopping (her favorite pastime).

BWW Review: Roderick Ferguson Needs No Rescuing In MAN OVERBOARD!!! at Don't Tell Mama

The Faith Prince-helmed comedy program about Roderick Ferguson's legal fight for Marriage Equality in Bermuda is a laugh a minute... and maybe a tear or two.


Rita Rudner has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Rita Rudner has not appeared in the West End

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