MIAMI, FL October 26, 2009 – For the first time at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, comedic icon JOAN RIVERS will grace the stage for one night only, November 11, 2009, at the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. Tickets range between $34.50 and $69.50, and can be purchased now through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at (305) 949-6722 or online at www.arshtcenter.org.
JOAN RIVERS has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1989). A highly recognized comedic legend, best-selling author, Tony-nominated actress, playwright, screenwriter, motion picture director, columnist, lecturer, and syndicated radio host, JOAN RIVERS is also an Emmy Award-winning television talk-show host, jewelry designer, and red-carpet fashion laureate.
In April 2002, JOAN RIVERS brought her critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival one-woman show, “Broke and Alone,” to London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket, receiving critical raves and the first standing ovation at the Theatre in 14 years. Subsequent performances have garnered “hottest ticket in town” status.
“We are gearing up for a hilarious night of non-stop laughter, and hope South Florida will join us in welcoming comedic icon Joan Rivers to our stage,” said M. John Richard, president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center. “Known for her unique sense of humor, Joan Rivers is a multi-faceted woman with a lifetime’s worth of achievements. With her debut at the Adrienne Arsht Center, she joins Lily Tomlin, George Carlin, Kathy
Griffin and a host of other comedy stars who have graced our stage.”
Recently, Comedy Central Network featured “The Comedy Central Roast of JOAN RIVERS.” Among fellow peers, Kathy Griffin opened the show with a heart-felt
introduction calling JOAN RIVERS an inspiration and pioneer. “You’re an inspiration to me. You have made it possible, certainly, for every female comedian to work. You’re a trailblazer.”
November 11, 2009
Knight Concert Hall 8 p.m.
From network television to the silver screen, from Chicago’s Second City to the lights of Broadway, from Caesars Palace to the Adrienne Arsht Center, there is no one quite like Emmy Award-winning comedian, author, actress, playwright, television talk show host and fashion commentator and winner of Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice, JOAN RIVERS. The New York Times called her “a pioneering performer who introduced
female angst into stand-up comedy.”
Contains adult language.
Tickets for JOAN RIVERS range between $34.50 and $69.50, and can be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at (305) 949-6722 or online at www.arshtcenter.org.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council. Education & Outreach is funded in part by The Children’s Trust. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from private contributions to the Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation, Inc., through its Visionary Society membership program and its Encore Circle major gifts program; City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency; American Express Company; Arison Arts Foundation; Dade Community Foundation; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council; the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John S. and James
L. Knight Foundation.
About the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
The Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is Miami-Dade County’s largest ever public/private-sector partnership, comprised of an $150 million private capital campaign conducted by the Performing Arts Center Foundation and public funding drawn primarily from the County’s Convention Development Tax revenues, as well as the City of Miami Omni Redevelopment District Community Redevelopment Agency. Greatly enhancing the artistic and educational opportunities in South Florida, the Adrienne Arsht Center will have significant and long-term economic benefits for the city and the region.
The Adrienne Arsht Center, designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli
Architects, includes the 2,400-seat Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, the 2,200-seat John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, a 200-seat black box Carnival Studio Theater, the Peacock Education Center, a restored Carnival Art Deco Tower, and the Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts, which unites the Center buildings across Biscayne Boulevard, providing a magnificent setting for outdoor entertainment and informal gatherings. The key members of the design team include theater planning and design consultant Joshua Dachs of Fisher Dachs Associates, Inc. and acoustician Russell Johnson of ARTEC, Inc., both of whom worked on the project since its inception.
The Adrienne Arsht Center is a Miami venue not only for its three resident companies (Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, and New World Symphony), but also for many smaller South Florida arts organizations that will perform in its theaters on a regular basis, as well as for the finest popular and classical performances from around the world. With state-of-the-art performance facilities in Miami for the first time, the Adrienne Arsht Center offers South Florida audiences the best and most diverse theater, music, and dance—with a dedication to entertain, challenge, and educate all segments of the community.
For more information, visit www.arshtcenter.org.