|An Evening With Lucie Arnas
| Open: 04/03/10 Close: 04/03/10
Lucie Arnaz is theater royalty. The daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Lucie is a veteran of Broadway, performing in such shows as They're Playing Our Song, Cabaret, L'il Abner, and Once Upon a Mattress, among others. An Evening with Lucie Arnaz is a unique blend of standards and nostalgia.
After several walk-on parts in her parents' television series, The Lucy Show, Ms. Arnaz made her first acting appearance in a continuing role in the series Here's Lucy playing Kim, the daughter of the eponymous Lucy, who was played by Arnaz's real-life mother, Lucille Ball.
Ms. Arnaz branched out into television roles independent of her family from the mid-1970s. In 1975, she played infamous murder victim Elizabeth Short in a production of Who is the Black Dahlia? while in 1978, she appeared in an episode of Fantasy Islandas a woman desperately trying to save her marriage. She has continued to make appearances in a number of popular television series over the years, including Murder, She Wrote, Marcus Welby M.D., Sons and Daughters, andLaw & Order. Ms. Arnaz also briefly had a series of her own, The Lucie Arnaz Show, in 1985.
She has also had a lengthy career in musical theatre. In the summer of 1978, she played the title role in Annie Get Your Gun at the popular Jones Beach Theatre on Long island, NY. She made her Broadway debut in 1979 in the musical They're Playing Our Song. Arnaz won the Theatre World Award and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portray of Sonia Walsk in the show. In 1986, she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her tour with Tommy Tune in the international company of the musical My One and Only. She has numerous other theater and musical credits both in the United States and abroad, including roles in Seesaw, Annie Get Your Gun, Whose Life is it, Anyway?, The Guardsman, The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True, Sonia Flew, The Witches of Eastwick, Vanities, Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Terence McNally's Master Class.
Ms. Arnaz has also made some feature film appearances, the most prominent of which was 1980's The Jazz Singer, in which she co-starred with singer Neil Diamond and renowned actor Laurence Olivier. She earned a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe nomination for her work in the film. She won an Emmy Award in 1993 for her documentary Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie.