There’s only one Whoopi and she’s coming to Morgantown. The remarkable, hilarious and one-of-a-kind Whoopi Goldberg will perform at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center for one night only Friday, Sept. 13. Showtime is set for 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, and can be purchased at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000.
The definition of multi-talented, Whoopi Goldberg has been making her mark throughout the entertainment world since day one, as a comedienne, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, author and talk show host. She is one of the elite few entertainers who have won the Grammy, the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, the Emmy and a Tony. She first broke into the mainstream with her role as Celie in the Academy Award-nominated 1985 film “The Color Purple.” Whoopi has also forged a strong comedy presence, performing expertly in films like “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Sister Act,” “Made in America” and “Boys on the Side.” Whoopi is not always just playing for laughs though. She has also performed standup to benefit non-profit charity organization Comic Relief, whose mission is to raise funds to help those in need and to highlight social issues. She reunited with comedy peers Robin Williams and Billy Crystal in 2006 for the organization’s 20th anniversary event. Whoopi is also currently a host on ABC’s “The View,” where she has won a Daytime Emmy Award.
The U.K.’s The Guardian calls Whoopi’s standup acts “comedy gold,” unsurprising for a woman with such flexible abilities and a bottomless well of talent. Whoopi began performing her one-woman comedy act “The Spook Show” in 1983, and her shows today are often inspired by this early act. As always, Whoopi’s next character or conversation is unpredictable, but sure to dazzle any audience.
Showtime is set for 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 13. Tickets range in price from $50.75 to $100.75 depending on seat location. WVU students may purchase tickets for only $33 with a valid Mountaineer Card at the campus box offices (one ticket per valid WVU ID). Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m. at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000.
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