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Golden Globe Winner Linda Lavin to Take Stage at UNA Next Week
Jul. 1, 2010



FLORENCE, Ala. – Acclaimed actress Linda Lavin, best known for her starring role on the hit television sitcom “Alice,” will take stage with her one-woman show, “Songs & Confessions of a One-Time Waitress,” next week, July 9. Show time is 7:30 p.m. in Norton Auditorium. Tickets, $25 and $10 for students, are available at the UNA athletic ticket office at Flowers Hall, the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, ColdWater Books, Pegasus Records and Tapes, and Rivertown Coffee Co., or by calling 256-765-INFO.

Lavin’s appearance at UNA is part of the university’s annual Summer Theatre Program. For more information on UNA Summer Theatre, visit www.una.edu/summertheatre.

Lavin’s distinguished career has earned her two Golden Globes for “Alice,” plus the Tony, Helen Hayes, Drama Desk and Outer Critics awards as Best Actress for her starring role in Neil Simon’s “Broadway Bound.” Additional Tony nominations have honored her portrayals in “Tales of the Allergist’s Wife,” “The Diary of Anne Frank” and Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” She starred as Mama Rose in the 1990 revival of “Gypsey,” in “The Sisters Rosensweig” and in the Carol Burnett/Carrie Hamilton-penned “Hollywood Arms,” directed by Hal Prince.

Perhaps still best known for her nine years as America’s most earnest, indefatigable waitress at Mel’s diner, Lavin’s delectable new one-woman show, “Songs & Confessions of a One-Time Waitress” recalls those experiences and many more in this engaging theatrical concert that takes the audience on a warm and revealing journey through the ups and downs of her illustrious career. While she tips her apron to “Alice” with its familiar theme song she recorded for each of the series’ nine seasons, that’s only a mouth-watering appetizer to a full-course menu of great tunes and entertaining anecdotes as Lavin shares touching and hilarious morsels of a life being well-lived – and truly relished.

Backed up by a sassy, swinging trio led by the inimitable Billy Stritch, Lavin easily illustrates why that “new girl in town” is as endearing and lovable as ever.