TV news personality Gretchen Carlson shook the media world last year when she sued Fox News chairman Roger Ailes for sexual harassment in the workplace.
Ailes was fired from Fox News two weeks after Carlson filed suit alleging that Ailes had fired her from her show after she refused his sexual advances. The network settled with her, reportedly for $20 million.
Now Carlson, a former Miss America who was a reporter and weekend anchor for KXAS in Fort Worth from 1999-2000, will tell her story for a live audience in Dallas next month.
Carlson headlines “Oral Fixation,” Dallas’ true story-telling show in Harmon Hall at the Winspear Opera House Nov. 3.
The show, themed “jump off a cliff,” kicks off Oral Fixation’s sixth season.
Here is a description of the rest of the show’s all-female cast:
Amy Pengra Button who, mired in grief over the untimely loss of her brother, finds hope from an unlikely source. Attempting to find a new hobby, Dawynn Edwards awkwardly and hilariously braves a climbing gym. Searching for connection, Anjelica Ruiz goes against the wishes of her mother and leaves Christianity. Emma Vrabel, 14, living with albinism, and at a new school, discovers the power of self-advocacy. After nearly two decades of stuffing her emotions, Latvian-born Tereze Gruntmane finds her voice. And for Rachel McEnany, when previous efforts to conquer her fear and anxiety fell short, she tried something completely different—falling to earth instead.
Carlson also will be launching the Gretchen Carlson Leadership Initiative, “a yearlong national program to bring civic leadership and advocacy training to underserved women across the country.”
Tickets to the Nov. 3 show cost $40 and include a copy of Carlson’s book, “Be Fierce.” Flex passes and season passes to Oral Fixation, which also has unique shows in December, February, May and June, are available here.