Bob Newhart Celebrates 50 Years in Showbiz at Bergen Performing Arts Center
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BergenPac is a huge barn of a theater. I really wish they would move people forward when good seats do not sell out. We saw Martin Short from the rear orchestra. There was a huge swath of seats in the front center orchestra sitting empty. Wouldn't Martin Short rather look out and see those seats full? Why not "upgrade" people and move them forward when they arrive at the theater? BergenPac never seems to have grasped this idea.Martin Short info • May 19 2014 star this tip starred
Bob Newhart has enthralled generations of audiences on the big and small screen with his trademark deadpan delivery and understated wit. He rose to the top of stand-up comedy in the 1960s and parlayed his humor into TV stardom in the 1970s and ’80s. In recent years he has appeared in several hit movies.
As a stand-up comedian, Bob Newhart explored the absurdities of everyday life with an underplayed delivery and gentle stammer that earned him three Grammys and sent his first comedy album, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, to No. 1 on the Billboard charts. His unique brand of humor translated well to television, where he starred in two of the best-loved sitcoms of the 1970s and 1980s: the Emmy-nominated Bob Newhart Show, listed as one of the Top 50 shows of all time by TV Guide and one of the 100 Best by Time, and Newhart, nominated for six Emmys and five Golden Globes, including four for Newhart himself. _Newhart _featured one of the most jaw-dropping finales ever featured on TV and was named by both TV Guide and TV Land as the most unexpected moment in television history.
In the late 1990s, Newhart returned to touring with his stand-up act and found a whole new audience with supporting roles in In and Out (1997), Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde (2003) and Elf (2003). He also took a rare dramatic turn on the television series ER, which earned Newhart an Emmy nomination, as well as appeared on several episodes of Desperate Housewives.
Opening for Newhart will be Sally Kellerman. Perhaps better known as the infamous Hot Lips Houlihan in Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H and for being the voice of the Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing commercials, Kellerman is also an accomplished musician. Her recently released CD, Sally, features a mixture of contemporary jazzy blues and adult standards with a touch of soulful rock.