NEW YORK – Rev up your ThighMaster, Broadway. Suzanne Somers (search) is coming to town.
The star of television's "Three's Company" and the fitness guru whose latest book is called "Slim and Sexy Forever" (search) will have her own one-woman show this summer at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
Entitled "The Blonde in the Thunderbird" (search), Somers' entertainment with music will begin performances July 8 with an opening date still to be set. It is scheduled to play a limited engagement through Sept. 3.
The title comes from Somers' appearance as the mysterious young woman in George Lucas' classic 1973 film comedy, "American Graffiti." In her theater show, written by Ken and Mitzie Welch, Somers talks about her troubled childhood and her struggles as a performer.
Among her other books are her best-selling autobiography, "Keeping Secrets," as well as "Suzanne Somers' Eat, Cheat and Melt the Fat Away," "Suzanne Somers' Get Skinny on Fabulous Food" and "Suzanne Somers' Fast and Easy."
"The Blonde in the Thunderbird" will play the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, June 16-26, before coming to New York.