The Durham Performing Arts Center will present the cheeky R-rated comedy of irrepressible award-winning 57-year-old African-American actress, comedienne, talk-show host, and political activist Whoopi Goldberg at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25th, in its 2,700-seat, state-of-the-art theater in the American Tobacco District in downtown Durham, NC.
According to the Durham Performing Arts Center:
“Multifaceted Whoopi Goldberg will take a break from moderating ABC’s The View to make a rare stop at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center …. She will perform her stand-up comedy, followed by a question and answer session with audience members.
“Whoopi Goldberg is among a very elite group of artists who have won the Grammy® (Whoopi Goldberg, 1985), the Academy Award® (Ghost, 1991), the Golden Globe® (The Color Purple, 1985, and Ghost, 1991), the Emmy® (as host of AMC’s Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel, 2002) and the Tony® (producer of Thoroughly Modern Millie, 2002).
“She is equally well known for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of children, the homeless, human rights, education, substance abuse and the battle against AIDS, as well as many other causes and charities. Ms. Goldberg is a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations. She has been honored with multiple NAACP Image Awards, numerous People’s Choice Awards (including a special tribute in 1998), and five Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards as Favorite Movie Actress, as well as various awards and honors for her many humanitarian efforts.
“‘DPAC‘s record of hosting the world’s biggest stars continues with what we think will be among our most talked about shows ever,” said DPAC general manager Bob Klaus. “DPAC is the perfect setting for a legendary superstar like Whoopi Goldberg. With great views of the stage and world-class sound, fans will feel like they are in Whoopi’s living room sharing stories with a friend.”
The Durham Performing Arts Center presents WHOOPI GOLDBERG at 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at DPAC, in the American Tobacco District, 123 Vivian St., Durham, North Carolina 27701.
TICKETS: $63.50-$84.50 (including fees).
DPAC Box Office: 919-680-ARTS (2787), firstname.lastname@example.org, or http://www.dpacnc.com/events/how_to_buy_tickets.
Ticketmaster: 800-745-3000 or http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/115558/756841/.
VIDEO PREVIEW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cvckp4hLI0&feature=player_embedded.
Whoopi Goldberg: http://theview.abc.go.com/staff/Whoopi-Goldberg/bio (bio from The View) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whoopi_Goldberg (Wikipedia).
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