'An Evening with Sophia Loren' at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Friday, February 10
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (December 13, 2016) – Seminole Casino Coconut Creek welcomes to the stage Sophia Loren, whom the American Film Institute calls one of the great legends of the golden age of Hollywood. AN EVENING WITH SOPHIA LOREN will be presented at The Pavilion on Friday, February 10, at 8 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, December 14, via Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-653-8000). The Pavilion box office will open at 1 p.m. on the day of the show for on-site ticket purchases.
In this South Florida appearance during the national tour of her show, the award-winning actress shares stories of her childhood in war-torn Italy, her family life and prolific career. Loren will be accompanied by Entertainment Tonight interviewer Bill Harris and she will also answer questions from the audience.
From beauty pageant runner-up at age 14 to a modeling career that paved the way for a successful big-screen presence, Loren has firmly established her legacy as one of the most famous International Film Stars of our time. After a series of popular Italian films in the 1950s, the screen siren caught Hollywood’s eye and America’s heart with a string of movies, including Boy on a Dolphin, Houseboat, Arabesque, and Heller in Pink Tights, starring with Hollywood’s top leading men, including Cary Grant, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck and Paul Newman.
However, it was Loren’s performance in the riveting Italian mother-daughter drama Two Women (La Ciociara) that made cinematic history. The New York Times called her portrayal of a strong-willed woman who endures an assault to spare her daughter from the horrors of war “profound.” The role scored Loren an Academy Award – the first ever given for a non-English language role.
Loren expertly juggled European movies – garnering an Oscar nod for her performance in Marriage Italian Style – and American films such as El Cid and The Fall of the Roman Empire. The hit Italian comedy Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, featured a striptease by Loren’s character, which was re-created in Robert Altman’s comedy Ready to Wear.
In addition to the Academy Award, she has won a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award, Laurel Award, the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the Honorary Academy Award in 1991. In 1995, she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, one of many such awards.
In 1999, Loren was recognized as one of the top 25 female American Screen Legends in the American Film Institute’s survey – AFI’s 100 Years….100 Stars.
About Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek offers the market’s most fully-integrated, energized, stylish and upscale local’s casino experience featuring over 2,000 Las Vegas-style slots and over 70 live table games such as blackjack, baccarat and poker. Under its roof, the casino has the region’s most sought-after steakhouse, NYY Steak, as well as Sorrisi Italian restaurant and the New York-style 1st Street Deli. Guests can entertain with live music and listen to tunes from the region’s top DJs at Legends Lounge, Nectar and Sunset Grill. The Pavilion, a 1,200-seat capacity entertainment venue, has been a home to acts like Tony Orlando, Frank Sinatra Jr., Joan Collins and many more. Open 24/7, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at the corner of U.S. 441 (State Road 7) and Sample Road at 5550 NW 40 Street in Coconut Creek, Fla. For more information, call 954.977.6700 or visit us online at CasinoCoco.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/seminolecasinocococreek, follow us on Twitter @SemCasinoCoCo and Instagram @seminolecasinococonutcreek, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/SeminoleCasinoCC.