Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett “A Conversation with Carol where the Audience Asks the Questions” Providence Performing Arts Center May 22, 2016 at 4P

Providence, RI – The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) is pleased to welcome renowned comedian CAROL BURNETT to the Theatre on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 4P.   

Tickets are $49 - $125; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 10A at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence, online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days.

Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett will be an evening of fun, nostalgia, and true reflections as Ms. Burnett discusses memorable moments from her career and her classic TV show.

Ms. Burnett will also take questions from the audience, in a format that harkens back to the beloved opening of The Carol Burnett Show, where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage her with questions and receive spontaneous answers.

“I love the spontaneity of these evenings,” says Ms. Burnett. “I never know what anyone is going to ask, or say, or do, so it keeps me on my toes!” Come with your questions for what promises to be a hilarious evening with one of the country’s most loved and respected performers.

Carol Burnett, an award-winning actress and best-selling author, is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her work for her comedic and dramatic roles on television, film, and Broadway, most notably 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.  

Currently, Ms. Burnett is focused on three major projects.  The first is the long awaited release of the initial five seasons of The Carol Burnett Show.  These “lost episodes” have never been seen nor distributed since their initial broadcast and will for the first time be combined with the already available episodes from Seasons 6 – 11.   On the filmed entertainment front, Ms. Burnett is in active development with CBS Films on a theatrical project originated by her late daughter, Carrie, entitled Sunrise in Memphis.  In the publishing arena, Ms. Burnett is in the midst of writing her fourth book entitled In the Sandbox which is a poignant love letter to the golden era of television while simultaneously dissecting the elements of what made The Carol Burnett Show the iconic success that it was.  This publication is scheduled for release in November, 2016.

For a complete bio and headshots of Ms. Burnett, please contact Caitlyn DiPompo at [email protected] or (401) 574-3112.