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Joy Behar of 'The View,' 1960s teen idols announced for Sands Bethlehem Event Center shows

December 2, 2013

YellowBrix

Dec. 02--If you've been missing brassy comedienne Joy Behar since she left ABC-TV's "The View" in August, you'll now have the chance to see her live.

Behar, who won an Emmy Award during a 16-year run on the ABC-TV morning talk show "The View" before retiring from the show in August, will perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center at 8 p.m. Jan. 10, it was announced Monday.

Also announced for 8 p.m. May 15 was The Golden Boys, with stars of the late-1950s and 1960s Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell.

Tickets, at $39.50 to $59.50 for Behar and $45.50 to $65.50 for The Golden Boys, go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 6 at the event center box office, http://www.sandseventcenter.com, http://www.Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or 800-745-3000.

Behar left "The View" in August and was replaced by Jenny McCarthy.

She also had her own talk shows, "The Joy Behar Show" on CNN's HLN from 2009 to 2011 and "Say Anything" on the Current TV channel for a year before the channel changed format in August.

Behar, who started as a comedienne in 1980, starred in HBO specials, "One Night Stand" and "Women of the Night," performed in theater shows "The Food Chain," "The Vagina Monologues" and a one-woman show, "Bitchin' With Behar."

She also has had numerous comedy roles in television -- as the voice of a neurotic patient on "Dr. Katz," which won the CableACE Award; and on "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command," "Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story," "It's Gary Shandling's Show" and "Comic Relief 2006."

She was in the movies "Cookie" with Peter Falk, "This Is My Life," and Woody Allen's "Manhattan Murder Mystery," and wrote two books of humor -- "Joy Shtick" and "When You Need A Lift," and a children's book, "Sheetzucacapoopoo: My Kind of Dog." For three years, she also had a call-in radio show on WABC.

Fabian Forte had 11 songs reach the Billboard Hot 100 and is perhaps best known for "Tiger," which reached No. 3, and the Top 10 hits "Hound Dog Man," "Turn Me Loose" and "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter." He also appeared in several movies.

Avalon topped the charts with "Venus" and "Why," and had Top 10 hits with "De De Dinah," "Gingerbread," "Bobby Sox to Stockings" and "Just Ask Your Heart." He also starred in many movies, especially a series of "beach party" movies with Annette Funicello in the mid-1960s.

Rydell, a Philadelphia native, in the 1960s had 34 Top 40 hits, including "Wild One," "Volare," "Forget Him" and "Swingin' School." He also had a prominent role in the hit movie "Bye Bye Birdie." His status as a teen idol led both the Broadway musical drama and film version of "Grease" to call the high school Rydell High.

John.moser@mcall.com

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