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Martin, Short, Rangers To Play Peace Center

 

November 30, 2017



Audiences can expect an evening of nonstop laughs on Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24, when Steve Martin and Martin Short bring “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” to the Peace Center in Greenville.

Martin and Short will be joined by the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers and renowned jazz pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member Jeff Babko. Both evenings will be filmed for an upcoming comedy special.

In this performance, Martin and Short 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.

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, the Mark Twain Award and the Kennedy Center Honors. 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.”

His latest play, “Meteor Shower,” will premiere on Broadway this fall in a production starring Emmy Award winner Amy Schumer, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti; and Jeremy Shamos, and directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks.

Martin is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer.

In 2013, he released his third full-length album, “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 their musical Bright Star.

Bright Star received five Tony Award nominations and received Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Martin and Brickell’s second album together, “So Familiar,” featured 12 remarkable songs that brought the acclaimed duo’s musical collaboration into fresh creative territory. Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers recently released their newest collaboration, “The Long-Awaited Album.”

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.”

Tickets for the Feb. 23 - 24 8 p.m. performances of “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” are $100, $125, $150 and $250 and may be purchased by calling (864) 467-3000 or 800-888-7768, in person at the Peace Center Box Office or online at http://www.peacecenter.org.

Tickets are now on sale. Handling fees will apply to phone and online sales.

For more information about the Peace Center and its upcoming events, go to the website http://www.peacecenter.org.

 
 

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