Comedy Legend Coming to Broken Arrow

The Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center will host Carol Burnett in a show where the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.

By: Adam Foreman | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2016

Tickets for “Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection - Where the Audience Asks Questions” will go on sale August 1st.

Tickets for “Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection - Where the Audience Asks Questions” will go on sale August 1st.

History continues to be made at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center in downtown Broken Arrow as comedy legend Carol Burnett will bring her show “Carol Burnett – An Evening of Laughter and Reflection - Where the Audience Asks Questions” on October 8, 2016. Tickets go on sale August 1.
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.
Early in her career, while performing at the Blue Angel nightclub in New York City, she was spotted by talent bookers from both “The Jack Paar Show” and “The Ed Sullivan Show” and was invited to perform her infamous rendition of “I Made a Fool of Myself Over John Foster Dulles,” written by Ken Welch. Shortly thereafter, she landed the leading role of Princess Winifred in the original Broadway musical production of “Once Upon a Mattress.” In 1959, after guest spots on Garry Moore’s morning television show she became a permanent cast member on “The Garry Moore Show,” taping the show during the day and performing “Mattress” at night for the remainder of its Broadway run. She remained a regular on Garry Moore for the next four years.
During this period, Carol met Julie Andrews and the two became close friends. After the duo appeared in their Emmy-winning special, “Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall,” CBS took notice of this emerging new talent and signed her to a 10-year contract. On September 11, 1967, “The Carol Burnett Show” premiered on CBS. With a talented ensemble featuring Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner with costumes by Bob Mackie and musical sketches by Buz Kohan, Bill Angelos, Artie Malvin and Ken and Mitzie Welch, the show became a hit.
Ms. Burnett’s film credits include playing Miss Hannigan in the film version of the musical, “Annie,” directed by John Huston; “Noises Off,” directed by Peter Bogdanovich; “A Wedding,” directed by Robert Altman; and “Four Seasons,” directed by Alan Alda.
On Broadway she recently starred in A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” (2014), opposite Brian Dennehy, “Fade Out, Fade In,” with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green with music by Jule Styne; Stephen Sondheim’s musical review “Putting It Together;” and Ken Ludwig’s farce “Moon Over Buffalo,” co-starring with Philip Bosco. Burnett has produced and starred in numerous television specials and guest starred on several television series, including “Glee,” “Hot in Cleveland,” “Hawaii 5-0” and “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.”

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