Robert Klein Opens the
2012-13 Centenary Stage Company Season
in the Sitnik Theater
of the David and Carol Lackland Center
For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and he continues to have an acclaimed
career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film.
Broadway World interview
with ROBERT KLEIN
Born in the Bronx, he was a member of the famed "Second City" theatrical troupe in Chicago.
He was nominated twice for Grammy Awards for "Best Comedy Album of the Year" for his albums "Child
of the Fifties" and "Mind Over Matter."
He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor, and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award
for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical, "They're Playing Our Song." In 1993,
Klein won an Obie and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in
Wendy Wasserstein's, "The Sisters Rosensweig."
In 1975, Klein was the first comedian to appear in a live concert on Home Box Office. He has gone
on to do nine one-man shows for HBO. Klein released "Robert Klein: The HBO Specials 1975-2005," a
collector's DVD box set to critical acclaim. His most recent special for HBO, "Robert Klein:
Unfair and Unbalanced" aired on June 12th, 2010 and is also available on DVD.
Among dozens of starring and guest-starring roles on television, he co-starred in the hit NBC series, "Sisters,"
Sitnik Theater - view from
recently has a recurring guest-starring role on "Law and Order." He regularly appears
on talk-shows, making more than 100 appearances on "The Tonight Show" and "Late Show
with David Letterman" alone. Klein has also appeared in many notable films including, "Hooper," "The
Owl and the Pussycat," "Primary Colors," "People I Know," "Two Weeks
Notice," "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," and "The Back-Up Plan" with Jennifer
"The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue," his first book for Simon & Schuster, is an
affectionate coming-of-age memoir about growing up in the '50s and '60s before embarking on a show
business career. In it he recounts his journey from an apartment in the Bronx, developing his talent
in Chicago and the beginning of his show business stardom. The book is pure Robert Klein: witty,
honest, self-questioning and always contagiously funny. Publishers Weekly wrote: "...he unfurls
an array of captivating anecdotes, writing with wry wit and honesty."
Robert, a lifelong New Yorker, makes his home in Westchester and New York City.
THE EVENING'S EVENTS
Sat. Sept. 22, 2012
Begin the evening with a celebrity reception and silent auction to benefit CSC programming
"Curtain Up" Opening night performance with Robert Klein
Limited to 50 Platinum Ticket Holders:
Our sensational performance concludes with a "Meet and Greet"
dessert and coffee reception with Robert Klein
Net proceeds will support The Centenary Stage Company's artistic and education programs.
About the David and Carol Lackland Center
The Centenary Stage Company has found its new home with construction the Carol and David Lackland Center (located at 715 Grand
Ave, Hackettstown), completed in August, 2010. With a 22,000-square-foot performance space, the facility is the most sophisticated
performing arts venues in northwest New Jersey. The center includes a new state-of-the-art 500-seat theatre (Sitnik Theater),
a black box theater (The Edith Bolte Kutz ’42 Theater), a dance studio, scene shop, a costume shop, green room and dressing
rooms. In addition to housing the theatre, the 68K square foot Lackland Center is home to a variety of cultural activity, and
including WNTI, the College's listener-supported public radio station, CCTV, Centenary's Comcast-licensed television studio,
and gallery space for visual artists.
Named in honor of Carol Burgess Lackland, A Centenary graduate (Class of 1954), and her husband, David A. Lackland, a Centenary
College Trustee, The David and Carol Lackland Center, has been designed to enrich student life and bring new cultural opportunities
to northwest New Jersey. ...more (including photos, progress reports, and 'Tour Lackland with Carl')
|Lackland Center Seating
|Sitnik Lower Level Seating
Seats assigned on a best available basis.
Seats assigned on a best available basis.
|The Edith Bolte Kutz ’42 Theater
Open Seating as the theatre configuration will
change depending on the event.
Parking [Large Map Link] [Print
|VIP Reserved Orchestra/pre show and post show reception
|Pre-Show reception and performance (Orchestra seats)
|Orchestra (Show Only)
|Balcony (Show Only)
Tickets are available through the Centenary Stage Company Box office at 908-979-0900, online at
www.centenarystageco.org, and at the Lackland Center box office, located at 715 Grand Ave in Hackettstown,
open from 2-5 PM Monday through Friday, and 2 hours prior to each performance.
Location / Parking
See 'About Lackland Performing Arts Center' above for a link to a map of the campus with the location
of the Lackland Center and its parking (at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 3rd Avenue).