The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for “A DALLAS Retrospective: JR Ewing Bourbon Presents Linda Gray & Patrick Duffy” will go on sale Friday, February 17th at 10am. The evening of retrospective conversation with two legendary icons from the well-known television series DALLAS will delight the audience for one night only at 8pm on Thursday, March 23rd. Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy will discuss their careers, inside stories and the effect the popular television show had on the Dallas community and the world. The event is sponsored by JR Ewing Bourbon, a nationally-distributed bourbon brand conceived and based in Dallas. The evening will be moderated by The Dallas Morning News city columnist, Robert Wilonsky.
“Southfork Bottling Company and J.R. Ewing Bourbon are thrilled to partner with The AT&T Performing Arts Center to produce this spectacular event. Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy were such an instrumental part, not only in the success of the TV Show DALLAS, but the growth of the City of Dallas. Hearing their inside stories in a venue as magnificent as the Winspear Opera House will be tremendously entertaining for all.” said Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Andy Harmon.
Center Members get access to the best available seats. Call Membership Services at 214-978-2888 or go to www.attpac.org/support to join. Center Membership presale begins Monday, February 13th at 10am.
Ticket prices for “A DALLAS Retrospective: JR Ewing Bourbon Presents Linda Gray & Patrick Duffy” range from $49 to $29 and can be purchased, beginning on February 17th at 10am, online at www.attpac.org, by phone at 214-880-0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Information Center at 2353 Flora Street (Monday 10am – 6pm; Tuesday thru Saturday 10am – 9pm; Sunday 10am – 6pm).
Linda Gray is an award-winning actress, an accomplished director, a former United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and one of the world’s most recognized and admired stars.
Her award winning portrayal of ‘Sue Ellen,’ on the original TV series “Dallas,” brought her international fame and critical acclaim earning her an Emmy nomination for Best Actress and numerous International awards. After eleven years as the number 1 show on television, “Dallas” returned to TNT in 2012 and ran for 3 successful seasons.
Linda’s memoir, “The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction,” was published in September of 2015 to enthusiastic reviews and became a fast best-seller. She has filmed an independent movie, “Wally’s Will,” which has already earned her Best Actress Award in the comedy short category at NoHo Film Festival, and 2016 Outstanding Performance Award at the USA Film Festival.
She has appeared on the London stage in the original stage production of “Terms of Endearment,” based on the screenplay of the Oscar-winning motion picture, and also starred in the West End production of “The Graduate” playing to sell-out audiences, going on to Broadway with the production for a limited engagement.
Linda directed many episodes of the first “Dallas” TV series and made her theatre directing debut with “Murder in the First.” Her other acting stage work includes “The Vagina Monologues,” “Agnes of God,” and “Love Letters.” She has numerous TV credits including the successful series “Melrose Place” and “Models Inc.” and has starred in many movies of the week and feature films.
Linda returned to the London stage in 2014 to star in the Christmas pantomime “Cinderella,” playing the Fairy Godmother, breaking box office records. She starred in Hallmark’s TV movie, “Perfect Match” which received enormous TV ratings, as well as guesting in the CW sit-com series, “Significant Mother” and Amazon’s TV drama “Hand of God.” She has a recurring role in the hugely successful British TV series “Hollyoaks” which she films in the UK. Linda actively involves herself in community and charity work.
Patrick Duffy‘s tremendous worldwide audience appeal has been gained through three highly successful series. Starting with “Man From Atlantis,” then his thirteen years starring as Bobby Ewing on “Dallas” (including the unprecedented ‘dream season’ which he is brought back from the dead in the famous shower scene), and finally in seven seasons of the popular half-hour situation comedy “Step by Step,” Patrick has consistently been an audience favorite.
All three series were not only hugely successful in the U.S., but have become benchmark programs all over the world as well. “Man From Atlantis” captured its place in history when it became the first American television series program to be aired in China.
Born in 1949, Patrick was raised in a small town of 600 people in Montana and moved to Seattle in 1961. He began the Professional Actors Training Program at the University of Washington under RAD and Old Vic Alumnus William Duncan Ross and Canadian theatre and movement teacher Arnie Zaslov. This was the first undergraduate professional school for actors in a major U.S. university. Over 1,200 people auditioned for this ‘second year’ of the program and Patrick was one of 12 selected. The four-year program trained the actors in works from medieval morality play to the modern works, with the obvious emphasis on Shakespeare through Mr. Ross and theatre and movement with Mr. Zaslov.
Upon graduation, Patrick was hired as Artist-in-Residence for the state of Washington where he performed with symphonies, opera, and ballet companies. It was at this time he met and fell in love with his wife, Carlyn, a ballet dancer with the First Chamber Dance Company of New York. Patrick was narrating their performances on their U.S. tour.
At his wife’s urging, Patrick left the northwest to try his hand on the New York stages. After performing in an Off-Broadway production of William Inge’s play “Natural Affection,” Patrick’s agent suggested he move to Los Angeles.
Before he appeared on television or films, he performed for a season with the Old Globe Shakespeare Co. in San Diego. Patrick then returned to Los Angeles and guest-starred with Julie Harris in “The Last of Mrs. Lincoln” for PBS. In 1976 he was cast as Mark Harris in “Man From Atlantis.” One week after that show was canceled he was cast in “Dallas.”
Between the beginning of “Man From Atlantis” and the ending of “Step by Step,” Patrick was only out of work for a total of three weeks. Since beginning his TV career, he has starred in well over a dozen movies for television and countless specials. While on “Dallas” he began his directing career by directing 30 episodes of that series and 49 of “Step by Step.” He and his good friend Larry Hagman co-produced the final television movie of “Dallas.” In March of 2000, he made his London West-End debut in Yasmina Reza’s “Art” and has since returned for a season of the U.K.’s traditional PANTO.
Recently, Patrick launched the new “Bingo in America,” and also starred for two years as Stephan Logan on CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Now everyone should be watching for him on the unusual “Patrick Duffy and The Crab” on YouTube and Facebook.
In his spare time, Patrick has completed writing the first of a trilogy of science fiction books of the “Man From Atlantis” which is yet to be published.