New Jersey Stage

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

State Theatre presents comedian Rita Rudner

(New Brunswick, NJ) -- State Theatre presents an evening of stand-up with comedian Rita Rudner on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 8pm. This performance is a rare out of Las Vegas appearance for Rudner. Tickets range from $35-65.

Voted "Best Comedian in Las Vegas" by the Las Vegas Review-Journal for the last eight years, Rita Rudner has become one of Las Vegas' most beloved performers. After ending a six-year run at New York-New York in August of 2006, Rudner began performing nightly at Harrah's Las Vegas in October of 2006, and has been performing almost exclusively there ever since. Her Vegas show has sold over one million tickets grossing in over 50 million dollars.

Rudner has recorded many award-winning comedy specials including, Rita Rudner's One Night Stand, Rita Rudner: Born to Be Mild, Rita Rudner: Married Without Children for HBO®, and Rita Rudner: Live From Las Vegas for PBS. Rudner has also written four books, including two novels (Tickled Pink and Turning the Tables). Her non-fiction books are the best-selling Naked Beneath My Clothes and Rita Rudner's Guide to Men. Her latest book of essays—I Still Have It…I Just Can't Remember Where I Put It—was published by Harmony Books in the summer of 2008.

A frequent collaborator with her writer/producer husband of 20 years, Martin Bergman, the movie Peter's Friends was the couple's first produced film script. Starring Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton, and Kenneth Branagh, the film won the Peter Seller's award for best comedy film of the year. Peter's Friends was released in the U.S. on DVD in February 2008.

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm to 5pm; and at least one hour prior to curtain on performance dates. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517.

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