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"An Evening with Sandra Bernhard" at the Colony Theater

On Friday July 27th at 7:30pm and 10pm, and Saturday July 28th at 7:30pm and 10pm, Sandra Bernhard will perform at the historic Colony Theater on Lincoln Road. A portion of the proceeds from these four performances will benefit Switchboard of Miami's GLBT Suicide Awareness Initiative.

For 25 years, Sandra Bernhard has been challenging fans and critics with her knife-edged humor, satire and emotive performances on film, television and stage. "An Evening with Sandra Bernhard" includes comedy, commentary and music, and Bernhard appears with musical director/pianist, Mitch Kaplan and her band.

The SF Weekly praised Bernhard, "One moment, her voice is lulling you into a wistful sigh; the next, she's knocking you back several rows with it."

Bernhard's last show, "Hero Worship," featured a five piece band and was a post September 11th tribute to Bernhard's commitment to irony - that it, too, has survived September 11th. The show featured a range of musical numbers (some original and some covers). It was a fearless attempt to show that life must continue and the show must go on. Other notable performances include her participation in the "Stormy Weather Benefit '98," organized by Don Henley, which also featured Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell, as well as "The Elton John Tribute for Broadway Cares."

Her critically acclaimed 1998, one-woman Broadway hit, "I'm Still Here Damn It!" which played the Booth Theater, had critics raving. Created and conceived by Bernhard, the show first ran for five months off-Broadway at New York's Westbeth Theatre, where it garnered ecstatic reviews. The New York Times called Bernhard's performance "An angst driven, foul-mouthed poison-laced joy ride that banks and careens frenetically through the worlds of fashion, celebrity, rock, and religion. In her own voice, unfiltered, Bernhard is a living, breathing bonfire." The show went on to play sold-out runs in Boston and San Francisco, and one of the Bay Area performances was filmed for an HBO special "I'm Still Here Damn It!" which aired in the summer of 1998) photographed by cinematographer Haskel Wexler, and produced and directed by Marty Callner.

Since her first film accolades in 1983 in Martin Scorseses', "The King of Comedy" featuring Jerry Lewis and Robert De Niro, Bernhard has since appeared in numerous films including "Inside Monkey Zetterland," "Hudson Hawk" and more recently, "Dinner Rush."

Throughout her career, Bernhard's formidable presence has also had a place on television. From 1991-1996, she portrayed Nancy on "Roseanne," and has had guest starring roles on "Ally McBeal," "Chicago Hope" and "Will & Grace." She has appeared on "Late Night with David Letterman," as well as "The Tonight Show," "Rosie O'Donnell" and "The View." She hosted the season premiere of "MadTV" and the Bravo network recently profiled her career. In 2001, Bernhard hosted her own talk show, "The Sandra Bernhard Experience" for A&E television.

Along with writing for performance, Bernhard has put her musings into book form. Currently working on her fourth collection, her books, just as her shows, are full of personal insights, introspective rants, prose and essays. She made her publishing debut in 1987 with "Confessions of a Pretty Lady" and followed that up with "Love, Love, and Love." Her third book, "May I Kiss You on the Lips, Miss Sandra?" was published in 1998, prior to her Broadway run. Her work has also been published in numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler, Rolling Stone, Interview, Spy, Elle and Allure.

Switchboard of Miami's GLBT Suicide Awareness Initiative

A portion of the proceeds will go the Switchboard of Miami, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that operates the GLBT Suicide Awareness Initiative. The mission of the GLBT SAI is to save lives by raising awareness of suicide, depression other mental health related issues that impact the GLBT community in Miami-Dade County. Their dedicated hotline 305-646-3600, available 24/7, is staffed with trilingual counselors (English, Spanish, and Creole) that are ready to assist those in need and friends of those in need of suicide prevention and crisis intervention.

The GLBT SAI has saved over 32 lives with direct intervention provided through the hotline and is receiving over 25-30 calls each month. Switchboard of Miami has placed a series of print media "info ads" targeting those at risk and friends of those at risk. These ads have been seen by over 30,000 people in various GLBT publications raising awareness of suicide and the availability of the hotline.

At a 30 percent greater risk of suicide than its heterosexual counterpart, the GLBT population is exposed to a lethal combination of high-risk behaviors including drug use, sexual promiscuity, high HIV infection rates, social rejection, conflict between sexual orientation and religious beliefs, financial hardships, loneliness and depression. "Bringing the topic of suicide out of the closet will be an important outcome of the initiative" says Yocasta Juliao, Director of Helpline Services at Switchboard of Miami.


Tickets may be purchased on the internet through www.ticketmaster.com
or by calling Ticketmaster at 305.358.5885

To avoid the service charges Tickets may be purchased in person at
Colony Theater 1040 Lincoln Road 305.674.1040 Tuesday-Saturday noon to 5pm
Byron Carlyle Theater 500 71st Street 305.867.4194 Tuesday-Saturday noon to 5pm
Jackie Gleason Theater 1700 Washington Ave 305.673.7300 Monday-Friday 10am to 5:30pm

Press Contact:

Edison Farrow
Phone: 305.495.0925
Website: http://www.sobesocialclub.com
email: edison@sobesocialclub.com
Sandra Bernhard Photos: www.sandrabernhard.com/ShowB
"An Evening with Sandra Bernhard" Poster: http://www.sobesocialclub.com/SandraBernhard.jpg


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