Contact: David O’Neill
Prairie Home Productions
February 27, 2013
A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION RETURNS TO THE TOWN HALL FOR THIS SEASON’S FINAL TWO LIVE NEW YORK BROADCASTS
Tickets for April 6 and 13 go on sale Tuesday, March 5, at noon ET.
(NEW YORK) — If you are not spending April in Paris, then perhaps you would opt for April with Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion — one of two shows at The Town Hall (West 43rd Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway). Due to a busy touring schedule, the popular radio program has only two live New York broadcasts scheduled for the remainder of the current season: Saturdays, April 6 and 13.
Tickets go on sale at noon ET on Tuesday, March 5. Purchase in person at The Town Hall Box Office or via Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100 or www.ticketmaster.com.
The Royal Academy of Radio Actors — Sue Scott, Tim Russell (the man of many voices), and sound-effects wizard Fred Newman — will be on hand, along with the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, led by pianist Richard Dworsky. Count on the Prairie Home classics — Guy Noir, Private Eye and The Cowboys, along with show “sponsors” Powdermilk Biscuits and Ketchup — and Keillor will share all the latest News from Lake Wobegon during his signature monologue. Check the Prairie Home website, www.prairiehome.org, for more details.
Currently in its 39th season, A Prairie Home Companion has made the fictional small town of Lake Wobegon part of American popular culture. The show is broadcast on more than 600 public radio stations nationwide, with a weekly audience of nearly 4 million listeners. The program can also be heard on the American Forces Network Europe, the Far East Network, and in dozens of European cities via the Astra satellite network.
Garrison Keillor has been the host and writer of A Prairie Home Companion since the program started productionin 1974. He has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, and his latest, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny (Viking). He is also the host of the daily program The Writer’s Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places (Viking). In 2006, Keillor played himself in the movie adaptation of his show, a film directed by Robert Altman. In 2007, he opened an independent bookstore, Common Good Books, in St. Paul, the city where he and his wife and daughter make their home.
A Prairie Home Companion is produced by Prairie Home Productions and presented by American Public Media. The show is sponsored nationally by Allianz and by Ford. Audio clips, scripts, and more information on A Prairie Home Companion can be found online at www.prairiehome.org.
WHAT: A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.
WHO: Garrison Keillor, with Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Fred Newman, the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, plus special guest performers. Visit www.prairiehome.org for details.
WHEN: Saturdays, April 6 and 13, at 5:45 p.m.
WHERE: The Town Hall — 123 West 43rd St. (between 6th Ave. and Broadway) New York, NY.
TICKETS: On sale Tuesday, March 5, at noon ET. Purchase in person at The Town Hall Box Office, or through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or (212) 307-4100.
Ticket prices: $58.00, $64.00. (Includes $2 service fee. There is a limit of 4 tickets per order.)