On May 16, 2022, Virginia’s Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre will honor Carol Burnett with the company’s eleventh Stephen Sondheim Award. The Stephen Sondheim Award will be presented at a black-tie Gala Benefit and will benefit Signature Theatre’s artistic, education, and community programs.
“She is the final honoree to be chosen personally by Mr. Sondheim before his passing,” noted Signature’s Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner, “and he greatly admired how she has brought the arts to millions of people through her comedy and artistry. We look forward to celebrating her extraordinary career this spring.” Read more.
Written by by Chloe Rabinowitz Jan. 19, 2022 for Broadway World.
Our dear Betty White died before she could reach her 100th birthday in just a couple of weeks. Social media is going viral with #BettyWhite and #BettyWhitechallenge. Someone came up with the wonderful idea of donating $5 to an animal shelter in Betty’s name on January 17, her birthday. If you love all that Betty gave the entertainment world and the animal world, please consider donating.
Thank you, God that I have lived to see another year. I admit, I’m not sorry to see 2021 go away. We lost so much because of COVID this year.
But there were good things about 2021 that I loved. For instances, I moved my CarolBurnettFan website to WordPress so I could easily keep it and Facebook updated at the same time.
Most all of the tour dates Carol had set for 2021 have been moved to 2022. (A more detailed list is on the home page.) I always said, keeping up with Carol Burnett was a full time job, but also a labor of love.
So long 2021. Hello 2022.
“She’d come on my show, [The Carol Burnett Show], and if there was a tinge of risqué humor in one of our sketches, she’d roll with it and make it even funnier and add a little wink to show that she was thinking of something sexy,” says Carol Burnett. “She’s not a stand-up. She’s not a jokester. It’s the way she can twist a line to get a laugh.”
(Many thanks to Lenora R. for the article.)