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Jerry Lewis brings his comic routines back to Orleans stage

This year, it has been hard to know on which side of the stage we will find Jerry Lewis.

In August, the 86-year-old legend directed a musical version of “The Nutty Professor” in Nashville.

The production could still go to Broadway, though the death of composer Marvin Hamlisch creates some obstacles.

On Sunday, Lewis will be at The Orleans, likely doing comic routines familiar to those who saw him at the Sands in 1957, after his split with Dean Martin.

This show will be filmed by a video crew under the watch of Jimmy Osmond (yes, one of the Osmond brothers) for a Public Broadcasting Service TV special to be aired in March, celebrating the King of Comedy’s 87th birthday.

That’s not to be confused with the Jan. 22 DVD release of “Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis,” a documentary that played film festivals and premiered on Encore last year.

Contact reporter Mike Weatherford at mweatherford@
reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0288.

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