Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight!, LA

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Affair: Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight!

When: Thursday, February 11, 7:30PM

Hot Spot: The Broad Stage, Los Angeles, CA

Deets: Join us for a very special one-night only Los Angeles performance of HAL HOLBROOK IN MARK TWAIN TONIGHT!

Hal Holbrook presents his legendary one-man show MARK TWAIN TONIGHT! at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California on February 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm as a benefit for The Actors Fund.

In MARK TWAIN TONIGHT!, Mr. Holbrook delivers one of the most acclaimed and enduring performances in the history of theater as he brings the wit and wisdom of the first great American author to life. Mr. Holbrook is the consummate, journeyman actor who has toured the world as Mark Twain for over sixty years, while brilliantly making his performance relevant to present day events. By using and honoring Mark Twain’s own words, it’s as though Twain were alive and orating today.

The show was originally created in 1954 in a Greenwich Village nightclub, where Ed Sullivan saw him and first gave Holbrook national television exposure. Ten years later, HAL HOLBROOK IN MARK TWAIN TONIGHT! ran on Broadway, winning Holbrook the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, and aired on CBS Television before 30 million people.The New York Timesstated, “Mr. Holbrook’s material is uproarious, his ability to hold an audience by acting is brilliant,” while The Washington Post declared, “The combination of Holbrook’s physical and vocal talents and the potency of Twain’s words is a mesmerizing thing to behold.”

Who You May Spot: Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joe Mantegna, Oliver Stone and Louise Taper.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are available for purchase.

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