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Comedy, Sat 13 Oct 2018

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

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In 2002, WHOOPI GOLDBERG became one of a very elite group of artists who have won the Grammy (“Whoopi Goldberg,” 1985), the Academy Award (“Ghost,” 1991), the Golden Globe (“The Color Purple,” 1985 and “Ghost,” 1991), the Emmy (as host of AMC’s “Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel,” 2002 and a Daytime Emmy for “The View” in 2009) and a Tony (Producer of “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” 2002).

She is equally well-known for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of children, the homeless, human rights, education, substance abuse and the battle against AIDS, as well as many other causes and charities. Among her many charitable activities, Whoopi is a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations.

Whoopi has appeared in many films such as ““Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Sister Act,” ““Corrina, Corrina,” “Boys on the Side,” “Eddie,” “The Associate” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Girl, Interrupted,” and “Rat Race.”

She has voiced characters in such animated features as “The Lion King,” “Racing Stripes,” “Doogal,” and “Everyone’s Hero.” She was part of Tyler Perry’s all-star film adaption of “For Colored Girls…” a Lifetime Original Movie, “A Day Late and a Dollar Short,” which she also executive produced, as well as Paramount/Nickelodeon Movies’ “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and the upcoming feature film “Big Stone Gap.”

She produced the documentary short, “Coach,” about legendary coach C. Vivian Stringer, for ESPN’s “Nine for IX” series. She produced and made her directorial debut with the documentary, “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley,” which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and premiered on HBO in November 2013.

On television she has appeared on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” hosted her own syndicated late- night talk show, starred in the NBC sitcom, “Whoopi,” which she executive produced, as well as the television movies, “It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie” and Showtime’s “Good Fences,” which she co-produced with co-star Danny Glover.

She produced and appeared on Nick Jr’s “Whoopi’s Littleburg” and guest starred opposite Benjamin Bratt in A&E’s “The Cleaner”. Whoopi most recently had recurring roles on ABC’s “666 Park Avenue,” and in the FOX comedy series “Glee.” She currently appears on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning “The View,” for which she has won a Daytime Emmy Award.

As she has in every other facet of her career, Whoopi has made her mark as a producer on television and on Broadway – including Sister Act, which is currently playing throughout the world.

In 1992, Whoopi made her debut as an author with her first children’s book, “Alice.” Her second literary endeavor, simply entitled “Book,” became a bestseller in the U.S. and around the world. Hyperion Books published “Whoopi’s Big Book of Manners” in 2006 and launched the “Sugar Plum Ballerinas” book series for young readers in 2008 with “Plum Fantastic,” followed by “Toeshoe Trouble,” “Perfectly Prima,” “Terrible Terrel,” “Sugar Plums to the Rescue!,” and “Dancing Diva.” “Is It Just Me?” and “If Someone Says ‘You Complete Me’ Run” are her most recent books for adults.

Among her many awards and honors, Whoopi has placed prints of her hands, feet and braids in the forecourt of the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Kodak Theatre.

With support from GINA YASHERE – established stand up and TV star, with appearances on iconic TV shows such as Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Sat 13 Oct 2018 19:00 to 00:00

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    Address

    Arena Way,
    Leeds,
    LS2 8BY

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    Map reference: SE 302342  Lat: 53.80350 Long: -1.54191

    By Car:

    first direct arena is located next to the A58 (M) Inner Ring Road and from the Claypit Lane junction (A58) provides links out of the city centre to the east joining the A64 York Road, and to the south and west connecting to the M621 and other destinations within Leeds, and to the wider motorway network via the M62 and the M1.

    By Public Transport:

    Leeds City Station is a 10 minute walk from Leeds Arena and a major hub on the national, regional and local rail network providing connections to a wide variety of destinations.

    On arrival at Leeds station, turn right out of the main entrance onto New Station Street and head onto Boar Lane. At the crossing head straight over onto Albion Street and pass the side of the new Trinity shopping centre. Keep walking up Albion Street and at the junctions with The Headrow and Great George Street head straight on. Walk past the Merrion Centre on your right and after Morrisons supermarket take the next right onto Merrion Way to the Arena complex.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station

    Facilities

    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality