Celebrity Series of Boston Welcomes Christine Ebersole to Sanders Theatre Tonight
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by BWW News Desk
Celebrity Series of Boston will present An Evening with Christine Ebersole tonight, January 26, 8pm at Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard University, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge. This is the Celebrity Series of Boston debut for Christine Ebersole.
Christine Ebersole, has captivated audiences throughout her career, from the Broadway stage to television series and specials, films, concert appearances, and recordings. Ms. Ebersole received her second Tony Award in 2007 for Leading Actress in a Musical for her "dual role of a lifetime" as Edith Beale and Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens. She also received the Obie Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Drama League Award for Performance of the Year, for her performance.
Other memorable New York stage performances include her Tony Award-winning performance as Dorothy Brock in the smash hit revival 42nd Street, Steel Magnolias, On the Twentieth Century, Oklahoma, Camelot, Dinner at Eight (Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations), The Best Man, and the recent revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit.
Ms. Ebersole has appeared in many hit movies, including Amadeus, Tootsie, Richie Rich, Black Sheep, Dead Again, Folks!, Ghost Dad, True Crime, My Girl 2, Mac and Me, and Confessions of a Shopaholic. She can be seen in the upcoming blockbuster, The Big Wedding, slated for release in April 2013. Ms. Ebersole has an extensive list of television credits as well, including recent appearances on Retired at 35, Royal Pains, Ugly Betty, Law and Order SVU, Boston Legal, Samantha Who, and Will and Grace. Christine can be seen shortly in the new Vince Vaughn produced television show for TBS, Sullivan and Son.
In concert, Ms. Ebersole has appeared in numerous halls throughout the country. Most recently, she performed in the concert version of the opera The Grapes of Wrath at Carnegie Hall. Previously, Ms. Ebersole participated in the Opening Night Gala of Carnegie Hall's 118th Season. She appeared with the San Francisco Symphony in their tribute to Leonard Bernstein. After making her debut with the Boston Pops several years ago, she returned to Boston's Symphony Hall and Tanglewood to star as Desiree Armfeldt in a concert version of A Little Night Music with the Boston Pops. In televised concerts, she has often appeared on PBS, including her star turns in Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall and the Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty. In December 2010 she performed for the second time on the Kennedy Center Honors.
The Celebrity Series has been bringing the very best performers-from orchestras and chamber ensembles, vocal and piano music, to dance companies, jazz, and more-to Boston's major concert halls for 74 years. The Celebrity Series of Boston believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experiences, transform lives and build better communities. Through its education initiatives, the Celebrity Series seeks to build a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience-on stages, in schools, at home- everywhere. For more information on Celebrity Series of Boston, call (617) 482-2595 or visit us online at www.celebrityseries.org.