COMEDY LEGENDS STEVE MARTIN & MARTIN SHORT
BRING “AN EVENING YOU WILL FORGET FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE”
TO DPAC ON FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
DURHAM, NC (September 20, 2016) Comedy legends, Steve Martin and Martin Short will bring “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” to DPAC on Friday April 21, 2017. Martin and Short will be joined by the Grammy® Award winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers. Audiences can expect an evening of nonstop laughs as the duo recall their iconic careers, creative influences and most memorable encounters, uniquely presented though a blend of stand-up, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 23 at 10a.m.:
• Online at DPACnc.com
• The Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
• Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
Steve Martin is one of the most acclaimed and beloved talents in entertainment. His work has earned numerous honors including an Academy Award, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and the Kennedy Center Honor. Many of Martin’s films are considered modern classics including: The Jerk, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Roxanne, Parenthood, L.A. Story, and Father of the Bride. As an author, Martin’s work includes the novel An Object of Beauty; the play Picasso at the Lapin Agile; a collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel; a best-selling novella, Shopgirl; and his memoir Born Standing Up. Martin is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. His latest play, Meteor Shower recently debuted at San Diego’s Old Globe
Theater. Meteor Shower broke multiple Globe box office records and has become one of the most successful shows in Globe history. It will next play at Long Wharf Theatre from September 21 – October 16, 2016.
Steve Martin is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer. In 2013, he released his third full-length album called Love Has Come For You, a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell. Love Has Come For You, won a Grammy® for “Best American Roots Song” for the title track and inspired the Broadway musical Bright Star. Bright Star received five Tony Award nominations and also received Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Martin and Brickell’s second album together, So Familiar, was released on Rounder Records last October, featuring 12 remarkable new songs that bring the acclaimed duo’s musical collaboration into fresh creative territory.
Martin Short is a beloved comedian and actor, whose career spans television, film and theater. Since his breakout performances on NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’, Short has become a household name with roles in feature films including the science fiction comedy Innerspace, Three Amigos, and as the quirky wedding planner, Franck Eggelhoffer, in the Father of the Bride series. He has also delighted audiences in Broadway performances including his 2006 revue Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and the 1998 revival of Neil Simon’s Little Me. Short has earned two Emmy awards for his writing in ‘SCTV Network 90’, as well as his involvement in the 2014 ‘AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks.’ He is also recognized for his performances in several television series, including ‘Damages’, ‘Primetime Glick’, ‘Merlin’ and ‘SCTV Network 90.’ Short also starred opposite Maya Rudolph in NBC’s comedy show ‘Maya & Marty’ that ran this summer.
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed five times in the top 10 in Pollstar magazine’s annual worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #3 ranked theater in the U.S.
With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone”, hosting over 200 performances a year including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), DPAC has been listed for six consecutive years as the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal.
What is up next at DPAC? Live in concert- AMOS LEE with special guest Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors (September 21), the record breaking classical crossover group, IL DIVO (September 25) and back by popular demand, PEPPA PIG LIVE! (September 27).
For more information please go to www.DPACnc.com.