Carol Burnett – In Her Own Words

“This being Hollywood, they wanted to open it up and make it this huge musical extravaganza, and we went out on the street itself and danced and sang and ran up and down fire escapes, and there was even an organ grinder with a monkey. That had nothing to do with the fact that we’re going to be on Easy Street. We found that half of a locket that belonged to Annie’s parents, and then suddenly, the plot went out of the window. It was total overkill. Bernadette and Tim and I were like, ‘Well, we just have to go with it.'”

“I guess they looked at it and realized that it didn’t work, but we already knew that. So, about a month later, I got a call from the film’s producer, Ray Stark, and he said, ‘We’re going to reshoot the Easy Street number with just the three of you in the orphanage.’ That was terrific news and the way it should have been in the first place. It was so much better with just the three villains.”

Carol Burnett – In Her Own Words

“I very much enjoyed doing ‘Law & Order,’ playing a killer – that was fun, and they had a family feel around the set, so it was a happy show to do even though the subject matter was quite the opposite.”

Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, and Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett to Receive Sondheim Award at Signature Theatre

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.

Happy New Year!

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.

Marcella

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