LONG BEACH - "And the Winner Is," a new play by best-selling author Mitch Albom, is now playing at the Long Beach Playhouse.Self-obsessed movie star Tyler Johnes longs for an Oscar. He finally receives a nomination but dies the night before the awards. Outraged at his bad luck, but desperate to learn if he wins the coveted award, Johnes bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night. Dying and the afterlife are central to the works of Albom, author of the bestselling books "Tuesdays with Morrie," "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" and "For One More Day." Tickets are $22 for general admission; $20 for seniors; and $12 for students with proper ID. Tickets are available by calling (562) 494-1014 or on the Internet at www.lbplayhouse.com.
********** Published: January 15, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 39