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Lou Again: 'Mr. Grant,' Ed Asner Will Return To Ridgefield Playhouse

Ed Asner returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse.
Ed Asner returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse. Photo Credit: Provided

Ed Asner, best remembered for his role as Lou Grant on the the long-running television hit series, "T'he Mary Tyler Moore Show," is returning to The Ridgefield Playhouse.

Asner stars in "A Man and His Prostate," a compelling comedy stage-play and true life experience of hilarious magnitude, written by Emmy Award-winner Ed Weinberger.

Asner, who has never shaken the curmudgeon personality that won everyone over as the TV news manager executes this role so well that it is only when you read the fine print that you realize that "A Man And His Prostate" is not Asner’s personal story.

He has no less than 350 credits listed in IMDB and at 88 years old, he has no plans to quit yet.

Asner’s return to The Ridgefield Playhouse stage includes a special Sunday matinee performance of at 4 p.m. on Sept. 30 as part of the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway & Cabaret Series and sponsored by RVNA.

For tickets at $35 call the box office at 203-438-5795 , or click here: ridgefieldplayhouse.org . The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street in Ridgefield.

Visit Luna Rossa at 90 Danbury Road in Ridgefield for dinner the night of the show and enjoy their pre-theater, three-course pre-fixe menu when you display your ticket.

Media partner for this event is 94.1FM WLAD, Talk News & Sports.

Ed Weinberger is a fortunate man. Not only did he survive a bout with bladder stones and his prostate while on vacation in Italy, he has Ed Asner – raconteur extraordinaire – performing to tell the tale. One of the most outstanding and most respected actors of his generation, equally adept at comedy as he is at drama, seven-time Emmy Award-winning Asner has left his mark on American audiences with his indelible performance as Lou Grant in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and -- after that show’s success -- starring as a newspaper city editor in a spinoff in the TV series “Lou Grant.”

He has showcased his range of acting talent in films like "Elf" -- where he played Santa -- and "JFK," as the notorious Guy Bannister. His distinctive voice has starred as well in many animated features such as Pixar’s "Up."

Weinberger wrote for comedy legend Bob Hope, while also plying his craft for stand-up comics Richard Pryor and Dick Gregory. Additionally, Weinberger put his writing skills to work on television for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," "The Cosby Show," "The Dean Martin Show" and "Taxi."

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