Boston, MA – Rosie O’Donnell is set to perform The Wilbur Theatre on Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 7:30pm

Taking to the stage as a comedienne, Rosie O’Donnell’s quick wit, dry humor and New York accent attracted fans almost immediately. It wasn’t long before she found herself jumping between stage and screen – small screen, anyway – as a regular personality on VH1.

Those VH1 appearances – along with successful gigs on every talk show from The Tonight Show to Late Night with David Letterman   led to a number of roles in major motion pictures in the 1990s, including A League of Their OwnSleepless in Seattle and The Flintstones. As the decade marched on, Rosie turned up a number of less-popularly received films, including Car 54, Where Are You?. It seemed as though Rosie’s career needed new direction.

It may have seemed like a strange experiment, this tough New York comedienne taking on the more relaxed role as daytime talk show host. But when Rosie debuted on The Rosie O’Donnell Show in 1996, sparks flew. It wasn’t long before she was dubbed the “Queen of Nice” and started picking up Emmys like they were going out of style.

In 2002, Rosie decided to give up the talk show life and return to her first love, stand-up comedy.. Her return to stand-up was met with great success, though her tough style – a style she’d cultivated since the very beginning of her career – caught fans of “The Queen of Nice” off-guard. She still performs stand-up today.

Bill Blumenreich presents Rosie O’Donnell

Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 7:30pm

The Wilbur Theatre is located at 246 Tremont St. in Boston’s Historic Theatre District

Tickets: $29-$59

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