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Tonight Show is the name given to Hal Holbrook: Mart Twain Tonight. The show features the famous actor, Hal Holbrook, belonging to Cleveland, Ohio. Holbrook has appeared in a number of television series and films. He is majorly known for his role of Abraham Lincoln in the famous 1976 television series by the name of “Lincoln.” Other famous series he acted in include Pueblo and The Bold Ones: The Senator. If you want to attend his famous one man show, grab Tonight Show tickets as soon as you can.
Hal Holbrook served in the army during the World War II, during the tenure, he was stationed at Newfoundland. It was there that he started performing in various theatrical productions. One of his earlier appearances includes one in "Madam Precious." In 1956, he performed for the first time as "Mark Twain" at the Lock Haven State Teachers College, Pennsylvania. His performance caught attention of Ed Sullivan, who gave him his very first national exposure in the Ed Sullivan show.
For a long time, Holbrook remained a member of Valley Players, which was a theater company belonging to Holyoke, Massachusetts. In 1957, he performed his Mark Twain Tonight Show at their opening season in Mountain Park Casino Playhouse. He was then sent on one of the European tours by State Department. Holbrook appeared for the first time in an off-Broadway production in 1956. Random excerpts from that show were recorded and released as LP by Columbia Records.
In 1972, Holbrook appeared in the critically acclaimed and controversial television play "The Certain Summer" along with Martin Sheen. The act was followed by his appearance in Lincoln. In late 70’s Holbrook starred in Murder by Natural Causes and Evening Shade. He remained with the latter throughout its run. During these years, he often performed at theaters and in soap operas such as "The Brighter Day" and "Deep Throat." Experimenting with his career, in 1997 he also appeared as the narrator of Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, a documentary by Ken Burns.
Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight Show is a one man act. It features various comic writings of Twain and a large portion of excerpts taken from "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" are often included. Initially, the show started differently. In early shows Holbrook would appear with his first wife on the stage, and she would interview him while he portrayed some famous person from the history. The first ever performance took place at Lock Haven State Teachers College. However, in 1966, Tonight Show was staged for the first time on Broadway.
Holbrook continues to perform in theaters with his Mark Twain Tonight show. As of 2006, he has toured in his Broadway production of the show all around the United States. His Mark Twain act was labeled as the "living, breathing masterpiece." It is also one of the longest running performance acts, and also one of the most critically acclaimed ones. Throughout the show, Holbrook smokes a cigar, which forms magically stunning shapes. Been in the theaters for over fifty years now, the show is still as refreshing as ever and hasn’t lost its charm.
Holbrook has appeared in a number of movies, and was also nominated for an Oscar Award in "Best Supporting Act" for his role in Sean Penn’s famous movie "Into the Wild." Quite recently, Holbrook has appeared in another critically acclaimed movie named "Water for Elephants." He has earned a number of awards and recognitions throughout his career that include a Tony Award and an Emmy Awards. He has been nominated for a number of Academy Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards. In 1989, he was awarded the "Artist of the Year" Primetime Emmy Award. To catch his live refreshing act in the theater, check online and book your share of Tonight Show tickets right away!