Date(s) - Saturday, March 10, 2018
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The hilarious duo of Steve Martin and Martin Short brings stand-up comedy, musical numbers, film clips and some behind-the-scenes scoops about their lives in show business to the Broward Center’s Au-Rene Theater on Saturday, March 10 at 8:30 p.m. as part of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation’s Annual Celebration to support the education and enrichment programs at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
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.
“We are looking forward to having Steve Martin and Martin Short take the stage at the Broward Center for our Annual Celebration,” said Broward Center President and CEO Kelley Shanley. “They both are legends in the entertainment world and our audiences are in for a treat.”
Steve Martin is one of the most acclaimed and admired 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 his films are considered modern classics including: The Jerk; Planes, Trains & Automobiles; Roxanne; Parenthood; L.A. Story; and Father of the Bride. As an author, his works include 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 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 the Father of the Bride movie series in which he had a star turn as the quirky wedding planner Franck Eggelhoffer. 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 for his involvement in the 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks.
“We appreciate the extraordinary contributions that our donors and partners have made to support the Broward Center,” said Lisa Kitei, President of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. “Thanks to their generosity, more than 150,000 students annually attend free school-day performances through our SEAS program. This is the largest program in the country, serving more than three million students since 1991. That is a legacy we can all be proud of.”
The Presenting Sponsor for the Annual Celebration is the Mary Jane Harlow Charitable Trust, Mary Short-President. Gold Underwriters are Beverly and Joel Altman, AutoNation, Daniel Baker and Gladys Taggart, Linda Haller, Hudson Family Foundation, Carol and Steve Kalagher, Michelle Howland and S. Donald Sussman, Lorraine Thomas and Richard and Christine Welch. Silver Underwriters are BBX Capital, Robert J. and Christina Brinkman, Ann M. Burris, Greenspoon Marder, Raymond C. Griffis, Jr. and Mark R. Tews, Robert Harrigan and Cindy Lane, The Huizenga Family, The Ingham Family, Barbara and Michael Landry, Litowitz Foundation, Lee M. Mandel, MD, FACS, Marie Morris, Northern Trust, Laura and Charles Palmer, PNC, Salah Foundation, Stiles Corporation, Linda and Douglas Von Allmen, Deborah and Gary Wendt, Weston Nissan Volvo and Linda and Mark Wilford. Program Underwriter is Starmark; Spirits Underwriter is Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Florida and Invitation Underwriter is Southeastern Printing.
Annual Celebration tickets, which include the pre-show cocktail reception starting at 5:30 pm in the Peck Courtyard, dinner in the Amaturo Theater, the performance in the Au-Rene Theater and the post-performance party at the Huizenga Pavilion and Wendt Terraces, are sold out. There are limited tickets available for the performance and the post-performance party for $500 apiece. For information call 954-468-3284 or email Foundation@BrowardCenter.org.
Tickets for the Steve Martin and Martin Short 8:30 performance in the Au-Rene Theater are on sale now and are $60 – $250 with Club Level seats available for $195.
Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center, Parker Playhouse and affiliated venues. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 or the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office. Know who you are buying from when you purchase tickets.
For more than 25 years, the Broward Performing Arts Foundation has been instrumental in providing support for the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The Foundation was established in 1985 to deliver the required private funding to build the Center and create an endowment to sustain its operations. Over the years, the Foundation has successfully raised funds to support the Broward Center’s innovative and diverse programming, arts-in-education initiatives, community engagement activities and capital projects. Most recently, the Foundation raised $60 million to complete the Encore! capital campaign to renovate, renew and revitalize the Broward Center.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.
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The Broward Center 2017-2018 season is presented by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Bank of America, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, MasterCard, Paramount Refreshment Solutions and Sun Sentinel are proud sponsors of the Broward Center.
About The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive Club Level, spectacular riverfront views for special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 150,000 students annually. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit BrowardCenter.org.
The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is a cultural partnership between the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale History Center and the Historic Stranahan House Museum. It is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
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