Bucks County Playhouse's virtual variety show welcomes Marilu Henner

John McDevitt
May 30, 2020 - 6:37 pm
Marilu Henner attends Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movies And Mysteries 2019 Winter TCA Tour at Tournament House on February 09, 2019 in Pasadena, California.

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NEW HOPE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope won't be putting on stage shows for a while due to the pandemic, but the arts are being kept alive in various ways, including a virtual variety show series which will kick off with stage and screen star Marilu Henner Sunday night.

The new "Virtual Variety Series" is a revamp of their "Playhouse Live!" series, and will feature Playhouse alums, including writers, performers, and designers. They'll run every other Sunday at 7 p.m.

"It will be so much fun to put on make-up," laughed Henner. She has been holed up in her Los Angeles home with her family for more than a couple of months, and is excited to share her life stories and have you as a guest in her home.

"I'll be definitely talking about the playhouse and how fabulous it is, and they asked me to talk about some of my stories in my one-woman show," she previewed. "So I'll be talking about how I grew up and how I got into the show 'Grease,' and a little bit about my memory, and you know all the things that people find interesting I hope."

Her memory is actually a rare condition called hyperthymesia or highly superior autobiographical memory. It allows her to remember almost anything that has happened to her with precise detail.

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Henner performed at the Bucks County Playhouse twice.

"Long live the arts," she expressed. "I mean, thank God someone is keeping all of this alive and the world deserves it. The world deserves the Bucks County Playhouse."