Al Pacino Brings His Acclaimed Solo Tour to Toronto's Massey Hall on Tuesday, September 10

TORONTO, July 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Carmen's Group and Princess Gates Entertainment are proud to announce that Hollywood icon Al Pacino is bringing his acclaimed Pacino One Night Only production to Toronto on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at the legendary Massey Hall.  This intimate event experience will allow fans to get up-close and personal with one of the most iconic actors of our generation.

The show has been well-received internationally, including this past June at the world-famous London Palladium in England where it sold out in a span of 24 hours when announced on April 5, 2013. Tickets for this highly anticipated Toronto event go on sale on Thursday, August 1st, 2013, at the Roy Thomson Hall box office.

"It is an absolute thrill to bring an icon of Al Pacino's stature to Canada's entertainment capital", said PJ Mercanti, CEO of Carmen's Group. "We believe that demand for this event will be spectacular, as Toronto has been very welcoming of Mr. Pacino and his film work in the past."

Pacino One Night Only will explore the numerous highlights of one of the most celebrated careers in acting history, from his time off-Broadway in the '60s right up to the present day, with the actor himself, in an intimate theatre setting. The evening will include an on-stage interview projected on a state-of-the-art large screen, bringing the action closer to the audience. This very special event will also give audience members a rare chance to speak directly to Pacino in an audience question and answer session.

The 73-year-old Pacino has put his creative stamp on some of the most memorable characters in cinema history, as well as in his distinguished theater career. Pacino is one of very few actors to have won the Triple Crown in acting - Oscar, Emmy and Tony Awards. He received his first Tony in 1969 for Does A Tiger Wear A Necktie before winning worldwide acclaim for his role as Michael Corleone in The Godfather, which also gave him his first of eight Academy Award nominations. Known for intense and gritty performances, Pacino went on to star in Serpico, Scarface, Dog Day Afternoon and Scent of a Woman for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992. He has also received praise for his Broadway performances in The Merchant of Venice and 2012's production of Glengarry Glen Ross.

"With an enduring devotion to acting, Pacino has become one of film and theater's most respected players and one of the most famous and loved actors in the world", said Angelo Paletta, President of Princess Gates Entertainment. "Pacino One Night Only is, undoubtedly, an exceptional occasion to catch an icon in the flesh."

Tickets start at $79 and can be purchased online at www.masseyhall.com or from the Roy Thomson Hall box office at 416-872-4255. VIP access is also available, granting ticket holders the opportunity to meet and take a picture with Pacino. VIP tickets can be purchased for $1,500 and are only available by contacting Carmen's Group at 905-387-0007.

About Carmen's Group

Carmen's Group is an entertainment, hospitality and lifestyle company committed to creating world class events, experiences and building premier hospitality destinations. Founded in 1978, Carmen's Group has catered over 25,000 corporate and social events, 10,000 weddings and has hosted and promoted numerous celebrity events, which have included U.S Presidents, Academy Award winners, entertainment icons and world renowned musical acts. For further information about Carmen's Group, please visit carmensgroup.com.

About Princess Gates Entertainment

Princess Gates Entertainment (PGE) was founded by Paletta International in 2007 to consolidate its media, advertising and communication activities and to expand into film and theatrical opportunities. PGE past projects (through its affiliates) include 100% universal copyright ownership of major blockbusters films Night at the Museum, Live Free or Die Hard, The Day the Earth Stood Still and Casino Jack. For further information about PGE, please visit pgeinc.ca.

SOURCE Carmen's Group

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For further information:

JC Campos
Director of Events
Carmen's Group
T: 905-902-7250
E: jcampos@carmens.com