Just got this release, and since Durham is just 20 minutes away ...
Bill Cosby is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center Sunday, March 29, 2009 with two shows; 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
prices range from $32 to $75 and tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 21 at
10 a.m. through the venue box office 919-680-ARTS (2787) or online at
www.DPACnc.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available at
all Ticketmaster outlets, including Macy’s and Lowes Foods. DPAC
Broadway Carolina season ticket holders get the first chance to buy
tickets during a special pre-sale.
Cosby’s successes span five decades and virtually all media, according
to a release from the DPAC, remarkable accomplishments for a kid who
emerged from humble beginnings in a Philly project. In the 1960s, his
stand-up act was a coast-to-coast sensation, spawning a string of
hilarious, best-selling comedy albums, which went on to win eight Gold
Records, five Platinum records and five Grammy Awards. His role on TV’s
“I Spy” made him the first African-American to co-star in a dramatic
series, breaking television’s racial barrier and winning three Emmy
Awards. In the 1980s, he again impacted the television world with the
“The Cosby Show,” a gentle and hugely successful series that
single-handedly revived the family sitcom (and rescued NBC). With hit
movies like “Uptown Saturday Night” and best-selling books like
“Fatherhood,” Bill Cosby is quite simply a national treasure with the
unique ability to touch people’s hearts.
The Durham Performing Arts Center is currently under construction
downtown in American Tobacco, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic
Park. On track to open this November, the 2,800 seat theatre is home to
big shows, concerts, and Broadway Carolina, an authentic Broadway
experience direct-from-New York. Performances are booked through an
operating partnership between Professional Facilities Management and
the Nederlander Organization. This spectacular cultural landmark will
draw audiences to more than 100 shows each year with convenient access
off I-40, I-540 and I-85, and more than 3,500 parking spaces within