Rona Barrett Returns To The The Paley Center 6/17
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by BWW News Desk
Rona Barrett, the first to bring Entertainment Reporting to TV and original cast member of “Good Morning America“, as well as hosting numerous star interview TV specials for ABC and NBC, will return to the spotlight and appear in a one-woman show, “Rona Barrett: Nothing But The Truth”, premiering at The Payley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, on Thursday June 17th, 2010.
Rona left the world of entertainment reporting at the height of her fame in the early 1990’s, and now returns in this original stage show with proceeds benefiting The Rona Barrett Foundation on behalf of seniors in need, a non-profit organization which she founded in 2000, to provide new forms of housing, food, clothing and assisted living for seniors.
The show, produced by Dick Taylor Productions, directed by David Gilligan, written by Bill Royce & Jayne Hamil, with video production & editing by Eric Allen, will include anecdotes from her years in Hollywood, highlight clips of classic interviews with Cher, Bette Davis, John Wayne, Bette Midler, Robin Williams, Carol Burnett, Raquel Welch and many more, as well as revealing behind the scenes stories of what really happened during that time.
She will also tell her story of an overweight young girl with a handicap growing up in Queens, New York, becoming a writer, a close friend of Hollywood hopefuls who later became stars, having her own fan magazines and after great perseverance, succeeding in becoming the first TV Entertainment Reporter and icon in the industry.
The premiere one night only performance at The Payley Center for Media will be followed by an across country series of performances.