Naked Boys Help Celebrate 3rd Anniversary of That’s Kentertainment, Sept. 29
by BWW News Desk
That’s Kentertainment will celebrate its 3rd birthday in its birthday suit by welcoming the cast of Naked Boys Singing, who recently celebrated their 6th anniversary in New York. The popular comedy/variety show, which is hosted by Ken Kleiber, will be aired on Thursday, September 29th, at midnight.
“See the Boys in a spirited interview, performance clips and in their (almost) ‘all-togethers’s,” press notes invite. Naked Boys Singing can currently be seen at The Julia Miles Theater (424 West 55th Street) and on October 14th, will move to the Dodger Stages. Other guests on the show include the recent star of Joy, Ben Curtis (a.k.a The Dell Dude) and Boy George, who “naturally has some hystercial things to say about Naked Boys Singing in general.”
Naked Boys Singing! is now in its 6th year off-Broadway. The show, a fifteen-song musical revue, is produced by Jamie Cesa, Carl D. White, Hugh Hayes and Tom Smedes, directed and conceived by Robert Schrock, and choreographed by Jeffry Denman. Stephen Bates, Marie Cain, Shelly Markham, Jim Morgan, David Pevsner, Rayme Sciaroni, Mark Savage, Ben Schaechter, Robert Schrock, Mark Winkler and Bruce Vilanch contributed songs and sketches to the show.
According to the Naked Boys Singing website, it celebrates “the splendors of male nudity in comedy, song and dance. Musical numbers range from the screamingly funny (like the sassy opening number ‘Gratuitous Nudity’ or the circumcision-based ‘Bliss of a Bris’) to poignant and moving numbers (such as ‘Kris Look What You’ve Missed’ and ‘Window to Window’).” Other musical numbers include “Fight the Urge,” “Muscle Addiction,” and “Nothing But the Radio On.”
That’s Kentertainment! is a variety/talk show which features celebrities from around the world and had the distinction of being the first show in the world granted an interview with Liza Minnelli post-David Gest. Recently featured in The New York Times, Next, the UK’s Refresh Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, deemed “Hysterical!” by Liz Smith, and seen on Entertainment Tonight and Ireland’s Fame Game, That’s Kentertainment! was also ranked as one of HX Magazine’s “101 Reasons to Love New York”. The show can also be seen around the world as a weekly webcast, with online numbers averaging 75,000 hits per show. Recent segments have included Hugh Jackman, Antonio Banderas, Cyndi Lauper, Woody Allen, Robin Williams, Bebe Neuwirth, Carol Channing, Boy George, Julie Andrews, Christina Ricci, Brett Somers, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Guest, Kristin Chenoweth, Jason Biggs, Deborah Gibson, Charo, Elijah Wood, Rosie O’Donnell and the casts of many Broadway and Off-Broadway Shows, plus films, including Say Anything, A Mighty Wind and Shrek 2.
That’s Kentertainment airs Thursdays at Midnight on Channels 34 or 110, and can also be viewed online at www.mnn.org; click the “34” icon. Archived episodes are now online at: www.BroadwayWorld.com and www.westendtheatreworld.com. For more information, visit www.thatskentertainment.com.