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The great Linda Lavin appears in “Portrait of An Artist” at Celebration Theatre on Saturday! I. Can’t Wait.

How great it has been to have Linda Lavin back in our living rooms each week as Sean Hayes‘ mom in the NBC sitcom Sean Saves the World.

TV’s Alice created was playing such a delicious, opinionated and glorious character and clearly was having a great time – and so were we.

Sadly, not enough of us were watching and NBC cancelled the show this week.

It is such a pity. I wanted more!

But I take tremendous solace in being invited to attend Miss Lavin’s show Portrait of an Artist on Saturday night. It is a show being presented by the terrific Celebration Theatre which is currently housed at Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles.

In an intimate setting, actress Miss Lavin shares in detail, the story of her life and career, as husband Steve Bakunas conducts the interview. He does this while at the same time painting her portrait.

Miss Lavin opens up about her early years as a cabaret singer, chorus girl and TV guest star to Broadway and a television icon.

While we know about her nine seasons as Alice, her decades on Broadway should be fascinating to hear about.

There is her Tony Award winning performance in Broadway Bound, her run as Mama Rose in Gypsy and roles in such big hits as The Diary of Anne Frank (Tony nomination), The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Tony nomination), Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Tony nomination) and The Sisters Rosensweig.

More recently, she was nominated for Tonys for Collected Stories in 2010 and The Lyons in 2012.

What a career!

At the end of the night, the painting of Miss Lavin is going to be raffled off.

I’m told there are still a limited number of seats remaining so head on over to the theater’s WEBSITE and get yours.

See you there!
Update: Just to get us in the mood, here is the season one theme song!



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