100 Years Of Broadway With Rita Moreno at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
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The razor-sharp wit of famed stand-up Paula Poundstone will be on full display, as she slices and dices her way through an evening of keen cultural commentary. Famed for a quick mind that always manages to come up with the perfect quip, Poundstone is a master of riffing off the crowd. It's also why she's the perfect panelist for NPR's Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!, where she's featured alongside some of the nation's leading pundits. She broke through in 1990 with her acclaimed HBO special Cats, Cops and Stuff, and was both the first woman to be invited to perform at the White House Correspondents' dinner and the first woman to win a CableACE Award for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special. Still knocking them dead as a headliner, Poundstone released her latest comedy disc, I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston, in April 2013, and has recently toured as part of the A Prairie Home Companion live show. Learn More
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<p>Rita Moreno has appeared on stage, television and in concert and film for more than 40 years. She is the only female to have won all four of the most prestigious show-business awards – the Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy – an achievement that is noted in the Guinness Book of World Records. The Oscar was for her performance as Anita in the 1962 motion picture "West Side Story." The two Emmys were for a 1977 variety appearance on "The Muppet Show" and for a dramatic guest appearance on "The Rockford Files" in 1978. The Tony was for her 1973 triumph on Broadway as Googie Gomez in "The Ritz." And, the Grammy was for her 1972 performance on "The Electric Company" album for children, which was based on the long-running television show of the same name.</p> <p>Among her most recent projects are performances in "Cosby Mystery Series," the highly acclaimed HBO series "Oz," Anne Meara's "After Play," and Circle Repertory's production of "Size of the World." In 2002 Moreno appeared with the San Francisco Symphony in a production of "Candide."</p>