The legendary Carol Burnett is bringing her ongoing stage show to Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre. She’ll be at the Upper West Side venue Sept. 16- 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m.
Hardly someone in need of an introduction, but just in case: Burnett is a foundational figure of television, who hosted her CBS variety series from 1967-78 and, along with Lucille Ball, became one of the best-loved and most influential female performers in TV history. Fans of course recall the show happily, and recall Burnett’s various grace notes and the occasional tug at her ear — a message to her grandmother at home.
Sounds like the Beacon show will be a nostalgia trip too. Per the news release:
During “An Evening of Laughter and Reflection,” Burnett will take questions from the audience, in a format that harks back to the legendary openings of “The Carol Burnett Show,” where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage Carol with questions and receive spontaneous answers.
“I love the spontaneity of these evenings,” Burnett said in a statement. “I never know what anyone is going to ask, or say, or do, so it keeps me on my toes!’”