STEVE MARTIN AND MARTIN SHORT REUNITE ON STAGE AT THE HISTORIC ORPHEUM THEATRE ON FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
Martin and Short together on stage for an evening of music, comedy and conversations about their lives in show business – with special guests – the Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers
TICKETS ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC: FRIDAY, NOV. 11 AT 11 A.M.
Minneapolis, Minn. (Nov. 11, 2016) – Multi-award winning comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short are set to reunite on stage in STEVE MARTIN AND MARTIN SHORT IN “AN EVENING YOU WILL FORGET FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIVES,” FEATURING THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS AND JEFF BABKO at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 8 p.m. The evening includes stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. Martin and Short will also be joined by the Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, the bluegrass band with which Martin frequently performs as well as acclaimed musician Jeff Babko.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the State Theatre Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
DAY DATE TIME VENUE TICKET PRICES
Friday May 19 8 p.m. Orpheum Theatre $79, $99, $159, $199
All pricing includes a Building Restoration Fee of $4.00.
Steve Martin is currently in the fifth decade of a uniquely varied and accomplished career in which he's excelled as a comedian, actor, author playwright, and as a Grammy-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer.
Martin began his career on “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour “(1967-1969), for which he earned his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety, or Music in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Martin shone as a stand-up on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and made appearances on HBO’s “On Location” and NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Martin’s widely popular films include: “The Jerk” (1979), “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” (1987), “Roxanne” (1987), “Parenthood” (1989), “L.A. Story” (1991), “Father of the Bride” (1991) and “Bowfinger” (1999).
An accomplished musician, Martin’s debut album “The Crow: New Songs For The Five-String Banjo” (2010), earned him a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album in 2010. Martin’s second full-length bluegrass album “Rare Bird Alert” (2011), produced by Tony Trishka, featured 13 Martin-penned tracks as well as special guest vocal appearances by Paul McCartney and The Dixie Chicks. Martin co-wrote two of the CD’s songs with the Grammy®-winning bluegrass band, Steep Canyon Rangers.
Steve Martin’s third full length album “Love Has Come For You” (2013), a unique collaboration with songwriter Edie Brickell took home the Grammy® Award for “Best American Roots Song” for the title track. Martin is nominated again for the forthcoming 57th Annual Grammy Awards for “Best Americana Roots Song" for the track “Pretty Little One.” The remarkable album offers 13 eloquently rootsy compositions that combine Martin’s inventive five-string banjo work with Brickell’s distinctive vocals and vivid, detail-rich lyrics.
Martin Short, a celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout season on “Saturday Night Live” almost 30 years ago. He became a fan-favorite for his portrayal of characters such as Ed Grimley, lawyer Nathan Thurm and “legendary song-writer” Irving Cohen.
His popularity and exposure on “Saturday Night Live” led Short to cross over quickly into feature films. He made his debut in “Three Amigos” (1986) followed by roles in “Inner Space” (1987), “Three Fugitives” (1989), “Pure Luck” (1991), “Father of the Bride” (1991), “Clifford” (1994), “Father of the Bride II” (1995), Tim Burton’s “Mars Attacks” (1996), “Madagascar 3” (2012) and “Frankenweenie” (2012).
An accomplished stage actor, Short was nominated for a Tony and took home an Outer Critics Circle Award for the musical version of Neil Simon’s “The Goodbye Girl” (1993). Short later won a Tony and an Outer Critics Circle Award for his role in the revival of “Little Me” (1999). Returning to the stage a few years later, Short co-wrote and starred in “Fame Becomes Me” (2006), prompting The New York Times to describe Short as “a natural for live musicals, a limber singer and dancer who exudes a fiery energy that makes you want to reach for your sunglasses.”
Short returned to television in an Emmy-nominated role for the mini-series “Merlin” (1998) and host of “The Martin Short Show” (1999-2000), which garnered him seven Emmy nominations. Short also wrote, produced and starred in three comedy specials, winning two Cable ACE awards and an Emmy. Short’s critically acclaimed “Primetime Glick” (2001-2003), garnered another five Emmy nominations. Short was nominated for his nineteenth Emmy award for his work as the lawyer Leonard Winstone on the critically acclaimed FX series “Damages” (2010).
Hennepin Theatre Trust, owner of the historic Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century Theatres, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to arts-inspired community cultural development. The Trust is located in the WeDo™ MPLS Cultural District. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org and WeDoMpls.org.