- $35 for one ticket to see Kathy Griffin (up to $54.50 value)
- When: Friday, March 13, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Palace Theater
- Seating: upper or mid mezzanine
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
With two Emmys, one Grammy, and a Vanguard Award from GLAAD, Kathy Griffin is pretty well known for a self-proclaimed D lister. It’s from that lowly vantage point that she’s most comfortable. After all, that perspective gives her the best view of the stars’ seedy underbellies. Any given standup performance is likely to touch on Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O’Donnell, Nicki Minaj, or whoever else might have found themselves in recent headlines. Her celebrity barbs have earned plenty of screen time, including on her hit show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List; her own talk show, Kathy; and Fashion Police, where she took over hosting duties from the late Joan Rivers.
In the 1920s, Thomas Lamb was the man to see if you were planning to build a theater. The designer of everything from the Orpheum in Boston to Madison Square Garden in New York, his designs fanned the flames of vaudeville and inspired so much admiration in silent-film stars that they almost spoke. So when theater impresario Sylvester Z. Poli decided to built his Palace Theater, he turned to the best. Lamb designed the Palace in a Second Renaissance Revival style, mixing Greek, Roman, Arabic, and Federal motifs into the grand lobby and domed auditorium. With such a regal foundation, Poli couldn't keep his wallet closed when decorating, and spent $1 million dressing the Theater for a king. And so well outfitted, the Theater had a good run, operating with force until 1987. Then the lights on the marquee went out, staying dark for the next 18 years. But with such undeniable beauty, it couldn't stay dark forever. A three-year, $30 million restoration and expansion brought the Palace into the 21st century, turning it into a 90,000-square-foot historical landmark. Yet now, as in the 1920s, the Theater's mission remains the same: to serve as an artistic, cultural, educational, and economic catalyst for the community.