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Rob Lowe Bringing His One-Man Show To Aronoff Center

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Rob Lowe as Col. Ethan Willis on CBS' "Code Black" with Marcia Gay Harden in fall 2016.

Tickets go on sale Friday for actor Rob Lowe's one-man show, Stories I Only Tell My Friends Live!, at the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall Saturday June 1.

Lowe, who grew up in Dayton, Oh., has amassed nearly 100 acting credits since appearing as Eileen Brennan's son on ABC's sitcom A New Kind of Family in the fall of 1979, and a starring role in the movie St. Elmo's Fire in 1985.

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Publicity photo for Lowe's speaking tour.

For the past 20 years, he has regularly found work in such TV series as The West Wing, Brothers & Sisters, Parks and Recreation, Californication, The Grinder and Code Black. His current TV project, for British broadcaster ITV, is starring as Wild Bill, a brash U.S. police officer hired as police chief in eastern England.

From the Cincinnati Arts Association's release: "Inspired by the success of his two New York Times best-selling memoirs, Stories I Only Tell My Friends and Love Life, Rob has created an all-new peek behind the curtain at Hollywood, fame, fatherhood, marriage, and a life lived at the forefront of culture for four decades. Broadway World calls Lowe 'as personable and charismatic of a presence onstage as he is onscreen.' "

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Lowe guests on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" in 2016.

Lowe, who celebrated his 54th birthday on St. Patrick's Day, was born in Charlottesville, Va., and grew up in Dayton. He attended Oakwood Junior High School before moving to the Los Angeles area with his mother and brother, Chad, and attended Santa Monica High School.

Tickets ranging from $30 to $65 plus fees will be available at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22 from www.CincinnatiArts.org, 513-621-2787 and the Aronoff Center ticket office.

A $250 meet-and-greet package includes one "premium ticket," a post-show meet and greet, a professional photo with Lowe and a signed copy of his Stories I Only Tell My Friends book.

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.