The Las Vegas Journal reports that Jerry Lewis plans to film his next PBS special in Las Vegas. The 86-year-old entertainer will be shooting the special edition in March because producers wanted to organize a birthday party for his next anniversary.
Las Vegas is the location that was selected for Jerry Lewis’ PBS special edition, according to a recent announcement made by the comedian’s reps. The 86-year-old actor will begin his regular shows on November 18 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino. In March, however, the producers of the show plan to prepare a surprise for Jerry Lewis’ fans.
The special edition “An Evening With Jerry Lewis” will be hosted live from Las Vegas in March because producers want to celebrate the actor’s upcoming birthday anniversary. No further details have been revealed in relation to the PBS special, but the producers of the show will keep their fans up to date with any changes that will be made.
Lewis has been involved in many other projects until now. However, the dearest one was “The Nutty Professor”, a remake of the famous 1963 movie. The actor also directed and starred in “The Nutty Professor” which is why he was very keen on finishing the 2012 adaptation. In addition, Lewis was supposed to collaborate with important industry figures for the production of the new adaptation, including composer Marvin Hamlisch, who was responsible for the score of the film. Unfortunately, the latter passed away and the production of “The Nutty Professor” was thrown into uncertainty.
Jerry Lewis wanted to create a musical version of “The Nutty Professor” which is why he hired Hamlisch as a composer. The movie starring Michael Andrew, Klea Blackhurst, Mark Jacoby and Marissa McGown was expected to premiere at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville on July 24, 2012 and run through August 19.