December 21, 2014

Center Theatre Group Hosts an Evening with Carol Burnett, June 22

 

In honor of the legendary actress, comedian, singer and writer Carol Burnett, Center Theatre Group ( CTG) is hosting a special tribute to the star’s late daughter Carrie Hamilton with a one-night-only reading of Burnett and Hamilton’s Broadway play,Hollywood Arms, at the Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. 

Inspired by Burnett’s early life in Hollywood, Hollywood Arms will be directed by Jason Alexander and will feature a star-studded cast (to be announced). 

The evening will also include a pre-show cocktail reception and dinner at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, where Burnett will auction off a one-of-a-kind Bob Mackie hand-beaded top from her personal collection.

Betsy and Harold Applebaum are the Event Chairs and proceeds from this special event benefit CTG programs that support emerging artists. 

Written by Carol Burnett and Carrie Hamilton, Hollywood Arms is set in Hollywood, California in 1941 and 1951 and illuminates the heartbreak and laughter shared by three generations of women living on welfare in a dingy apartment. The cast of characters, based on Burnett and her real-life relatives, includes no-nonsense grandmother Nanny; Louise, a beautiful, alcoholic mother determined to be a writer for movie magazines; Jody, an absent father who is struggling with his own demons; and Helen, their young daughter whose only escape is the rooftop of their run-down building, the Hollywood Arms, where she creates her own magical world and dreams of a successful show business career.

Center Theatre Group, L.A.’s Theatre Company is located at 601 West Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. For tickets call (213) 972-7376 or online at CenterTheatreGroup.org.