Center Theatre Group - L.A.'s Theatre Company

A benefit for Center Theatre Group


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6:00 p.m. Preshow Reception
Join hosts Mel Brooks, Billy Crystal, Richard Lewis, Rob Reiner and Dick Van Dyke to honor Carl Reiner

7:30 p.m. Enter Laughing

Exclusive Cast Party Following the Performance

Event Chair
Dante Di Loreto
President, Ryan Murphy Television

Event Committee
Rich Appel
Debra and Norris Bishton
Billy Crystal
Frances and Terry Flanagan
Barbara and Peter Fodor
Brindell Roberts Gottlieb
Robert Greenblatt
Brad Hall
Larry Karaszewski
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Jane Lynch
Aimee Mann
Steve Martin
Michael Penn
Bill Resnick
Eva and Marc Stern
Lily Tomlin
Betty White

Stay tuned for a complete list of celebrity cast members and special guests joining us for this event! 


Event details, including the artists scheduled to appear, are subject to change. 


Fundraising Event Benefitting Center Theatre Group

A Tribute to Carl Reiner's 75th Anniversary in Show Business

Carl Reiner headshotCenter Theatre Group invites you to an elegant evening commemorating Carl Reiner's career as one of the most influential voices in American comedy. Join us Monday, January 28, 2013, as friends and celebrity guests gather for a one-night-only tribute to Carl Reiner.

VIP Packages Range From $200-2,500

To become an event sponsor and/or to reserve your VIP Package, please mail this form with your payment to Center Theatre Group, or fax it to 213.972.7520. For more information, contact Jason Gaulton at 213.972.7466.

In honor of the young artist celebrated in Enter Laughing, proceeds from this event will benefit CTG programs that support emerging artists.

About the Show

Enter Laughing, The Musical

Based on the early life of Carl Reiner
Produced by special arrangement with Dan Whitten and Tiger Theatricals
Music and Lyrics by STAN DANIELS
Directed by STUART ROSS
Orchestrations and Arrangements by MATT CASTLE


An errand boy from the Bronx makes a delivery to the big city with dreams of making it on the Great White Way. He encounters the madcap eccentrics inhabiting that world in this hilarious and tuneful adaptation of the hit play based on the semiautobiographical novel by Carl Reiner.

Based on the comedy legend's experiences as a young man, Enter Laughing broke box office records at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, N.Y., and New York City's York Theatre Company.

"You can't pack more laughter and fun into a finite space and time." –Jerry Seinfeld

"The zany affectionate humor keeps you laughing from start to finish." –Daily News

"The funniest tuner to hit town since The Producers. You may not enter the theatre laughing, but once there you're guaranteed not to stop." –New York Post

Art by B.T. Whitehill



1/10/2013 Enter Laughing Release doc