The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center announces a special, one-night-only performance of Larry Blum's enthralling solo show, Blink & You Might Miss Me, directed by Stan Zimmerman, at the Center's Village at Ed Gould Plaza in Hollywood. The critically acclaimed show comes to the Center's Renberg Theatre on Friday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.
Blink & You Might Miss Me is a humorous look back at Larry Blum's personal journey in show business. Sharing engaging stories along with rare clips and photos from his long and varied career, Blum reflects on the unique opportunity he has had to experience celebrity up close and personal. Whether dancing in A Chorus Line onstage, in the feature film cult classic Xanadu, on TV's Solid Gold, or acting in every major daytime drama, Blum's love of the business has never waned. He also enjoys the honor of escorting the glamorous women of Hollywood as they ascend the stairs to the stage to accept various awards, including the Oscars. Though Blum's name may not be a household word, Blink & You Might Miss Me is his moment to take center stage.
Blum began his career in show business dancing in productions of I Married An Angel, Bye Bye Birdie and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. After playing the role of Greg in A Chorus Line, he settled in Los Angeles and danced on The 3rd Barry Manilow Special, The Bea Arthur Special, The Tonight Show, the Opening Ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics, The People's Choice Awards and Solid Gold. His film credits include Xanadu and 18 Again, and he has appeared on the television series Roseanne, The Jeffersons, The Golden Girls and The Garry Shandling Show, among others.
Stan Zimmerman is a writer, producer and director. He made his stage directing debut with the 30th anniversary revival of Gemini at Celebration Theatre, followed by A Tuna Christmas at Theatre Asylum and Spike Heels at Actor's Circle Theater. With his writing partner James Berg, Zimmerman worked on such classic series as The Golden Girls and Roseanne (penning the now famous 'lesbian kiss' episode), both of which received WGA Award nominations for Best Comedy Writing. Other television writing credits include The Gilmore Girls, the Lifetime sitcom Rita Rocks (which they also created) and both Brady Bunch movies. More information is available at blinkandyoumightmissme.com.
Blink & You Might Miss Me, written and performed by Larry Blum, directed by Stan Zimmerman, produced for the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center''s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center by Jon Imparato. Net proceeds benefit the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.
The Renberg Theatre is located at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Blvd. Free parking). The show plays Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, general admission and are available at lagaycenter.org/theatre or call 323-860-7300.
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center provides a broad array of services for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, welcoming nearly a quarter-million client visits from ethnically diverse youth and adults each year. Through its Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic and on-site pharmacy, the Center offers free and low-cost health, mental health, HIV/AIDS medical care and HIV/STD testing and prevention. The Center also offers legal, social, cultural and educational services, with unique programs for seniors, families and youth, including a 24-bed transitional living program for homeless youth. Information about the Gay & Lesbian Center is available on the Web at www.lagaycenter.org.