Michael Learned Tackles 'Y&R' And The Stage, Exclusive‏

Actress Michael Learned tackles two roles on stage and screen simultaneously.
“Southern Comforts,” starring Michael Learned (The Waltons, One Slight Hitch) and Granville Van Dusen (The Memoirs of Abraham Lincoln, Darwin in Malibu, Jonny Quest) opened Friday, Oct 21st in at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank, CA with an enthusiastic response from the audience that included Lee Meriwether, Bonnie Franklin, Robin Gammel and Richard Frankel

Written by Kathleen Clark and directed by Jules Aaron, Southern Comforts is the romantic comedy hit from Off-Broadway that follows the enchanting romance between New Jersey widower Gus (Van Dusen) and Southern widow Amanda (Learned). While waiting out a thunderstorm, their opposite natures collide to create a sweet and intoxicating love story with perceptive humor and unpredictable tribulation, proving that it’s never too late to find the love of your life.
The opening night performance coincided with the Entertainment Weekly announcement that the four-time EMMY winner, Learned, would be temporarily stepping into the role of Katherine Chancellor on the highly rated daytime drama, “The Young and the Restless,” while veteran actress Jeanne Cooper takes some time off. Learned is familiar with the daytime schedule, having appeared on “General Hospital” and “All My Children.” She will be pulling double duty during the run of Southern Comforts, as she begins filming of “Y&R” this week.
WHERE: The Falcon Theatre is located at 4252 Riverside  in Drive in Burbank
DATES: Friday, October 21, – Sunday, November 13, 2011 & Wed. – Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased online at www.FalconTheatre.com or call (818) 955-8101
Wed/Thurs – $34.50 – $37.00 & Fri/Sat/Sun- $39.50 – $42.00. Student Rate (valid student ID) $27.00
The Falcon Theatre is a 130-seat performing arts space located in the Burbank, California media district. Built by Director/Writer/Producer Garry Marshall and his daughter Kathleen Marshall LaGambina, the Falcon offers a 5-play subscription series from August through April, in addition to summer productions. For more information visit, www.FalconTheatre.com
Production Photo by Chelsea Sutton
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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