Gorshin To Say “Goodnight Gracie”
At The Wilbur in October

Broadway in Boston has announced that Frank Gorshin will reprise his critically acclaimed role of lovable comedian George Burns in “Say Goodnight Gracie: The Life, Laughter & Love of George Burns and Gracie Allen” for a two week run October 21 through November 2 at The Wilbur Theatre.

Recipient of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Solo Performance, “Say Goodnight Gracie” is written by Tony Award-winnning Rupert Holmes. The multimedia presentation, highlighted by music of the time and images from Burn's illustrous career, will feature actress Didi Conn as the voice of Gracie Allen.

In “Say Goodnight Gracie,” George is stuck between this world and the next. He gives one last performance by taking his audience on a guided tour through a century of entertainment, from his impoverished youth on the lower East side of New York, to his career in vaudeville, his marriage to Gracie, their rise to success on stage, screen, radio and television, her untimely death and George’s solo “second time around” career that brought him an Academy Award.

Frank Gorshin, well known for his role as Batman’s green nemesis, The Riddler, is no stranger to the stage. He made his Broadway debut in 1970 as the star of the musical “Jimmy,” based on the life of New York mayor Jimmy Walker. He has also appeared in touring companies of “What Makes Sammy Run,” “Promises, Promises,” “Peter Pan,” “Prisoner of Second Avenue,” “Deathtrap,” “Ah Wilderness” and “The Sunshine Boys,” among others.

Created with the approval and cooperation of the estate of George Burns and Gracie Allen, “Say Goodnight Gracie” features some never before seen film clips of George and Gracie from the family's personal archive as well as classic footage from their various films and television shows.

-- OnStage Boston



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