Legendary comedian Don Rickles, who has performed at practically every conceivable venue, will make his Broadway debut with three concerts at The Town Hall in New York October 22-24.
“Mr Warmth” as is he known in the industry, continues to be an active and popular performer on the Las Vegas strip and has numerous dates booked through 2008.
In a recent interview, Rickles said, “I’m in good health. I’m working better than I ever have. The audiences are great. Why should I retire? I’m like a fighter. The bell rings, and you come out and fight. My energy comes alive. And I still enjoy it.”
His memoir, “Rickles’ Book,” was released May, 8, 2007, and a documentary about Rickles, “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project,” was directed by Jon Landis and debuted on HBO on December 2, 2007.
Rickles reprised the role of Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story Midway Mania! interactive attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Florida and Disney’s California Adventure. He will once again provide the voice for the character in “Toy Story 3,” scheduled for a June 2010 release.
Tickets for the Broadway shows, promoted by Live Nation, are priced from $49 to $129.