Joan Rivers NSCPA ’11

From Nov ’11 Spotlight:

“Welcome to my world! I’ve been through it all… and I feel I am the luckiest woman on the planet.” So says Joan Rivers on the homepage of her new website.

Transforming herself from “Joan Molinsky” (a nice Jewish girl with a Phi Betta Kappa key from Barnard College), Rivers has long been one of the world’s most famous comediennes. Now almost 80 years old, Rivers still maintains an arduous touring schedule. This month, on her way to our North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, she will visit Austin, Fort Worth, San Francisco, Stamford, and Tacoma, and after she leaves us, she’ll spend three days in Las Vegas and then swing down to Albuquerque.

So if you’ve never seen this legend live on stage before, head to Skokie on Tuesday, Nov. 15. For tickets, call the NSCPA box office at (847) 673-6300 or visit the website:

Also recommended is the newly released DVD Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (lovingly crafted by co-directors Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg). This intimate look behind the scenes, revealing the method to all her madness, only enhances Rivers’ iconic stature. Brava, Joan!

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