Mister D: This show is taken from the highly rated Bravo special, a one hour comedy. which starred Bruce Vilanch and a cast of others. To see reviews of the 2005 TV special: Click Here
So if you’re in New York, check this live show out:
‘Celebrity Autobiography’ Runs Limited Engagement at Triad
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by BWW News Desk
January 8, 2008
“Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words,” the acclaimed, long-running L.A-based comedy sensation will return to New York City on Monday, January 28, 2008 at The Triad Theater (158 West 72nd Street). “Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words” will play a strictly-limited six-week engagement, performing weekly on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. from January 28 â€“ March 3. Tickets are scaled at $35 – $45 (plus a 2 dink minimum). A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit The Actors’ Fund.
The line up of revolving performers who will interpret the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous will include Xanadu stars Jackie Hoffman, Cheyenne Jackson, Tony Roberts and Mary Testa; two-time Emmy Award winner Kristen Johnston; Tony Award winner Andrea Martin (Young Frankenstein), Tony winner Karen Ziemba (Curtains), Rachel Dratch (“Saturday Night Live”), Richard Kind (“Spin City” and The Producers on Broadway); Seth Rudetsky (The Ritz); Jack Plotnick (“Lovespring International”), Dayle Reyfel and creator Eugene Pack, as well as other participants to be announced shortly, and weekly surprise guests.
“Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words” features both solo pieces and ensemble “chamber” pieces. Some of the “authors” that will be featured include Ivana Trump, Vanna White, Mr. T, Star Jones, Kenny Loggins, Tommy Lee, Sylvester Stallone, ‘N Sync, Zsa Zsa Gabor, David Cassidy, Neil Sedaka, Britney Spears, Madonna, Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson, as well as the infamous memoirs of Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, which are edited together to create a Rashomon-esque playlet in the participants’ own words.
“Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words,” created by Emmy nominated writer and performer Eugene Pack and co-produced/developed with Dayle Reyfel, has been a monthly event in Los Angeles that attracts celebrities as guest performers and audience members. In 2005, “Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words” premiered on Bravo-TV as a one-hour comedy special (with a cast that featured Bruce Vilanch, Jay Mohr, Cheryl Hines, Kevin Nealon, Doris Roberts, Fred Willard, Julie Brown, Niecy Nash, Kel Mitchell, Laraine Newman and Andrea Martin), and received enthusiastic raves across the boards.
A portion of the proceeds of “Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words” will benefit The Actors’ Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals â€“ both performers and those behind the scenes – in performing arts and entertainment. Please visit The Actors’ Fund website at www.actorsfund.org.
Tickets for “Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words” are scaled at $35.00 – $45.00 (plus a 2 drink minimum). Tickets are available in advance through Smartix by phone at 212-868-4444 or online at SmartTix.com.