The Drama Desk Award-winning Celebrity Autobiography returned with its new edition Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, last night, June 25. Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter plays the Triad Theater. Headlining last night's event was Tony Danza, along with Autobiography regulars Rachel Dratch, Marsha Mason, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Sherri Shepherd, Michael Urie, and Alan Zweibel.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter features selections from books by Justin Bieber, "The Situation," Madonna, Tiger Woods, Susan Lucci, David Hasselhoff, Geraldo Rivera, Melissa Gilbert, Patti LuPone, Kenny Loggins, Destiny's Child, The Jonas Brothers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Diana Ross, David Cassidy, Britney Spears, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eminem, and VAnna White.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter also includes special ‘celebrity mash-ups’—Cher, Barbra Streisand, Neil Sedaka, Dolly Parton, and Celine Dion all expressing their passion for food; Sylvester Stallone and Tommy Lee on working out and working ‘it’ out; LL Cool J, Miley Cyrus, and Ricky Martin addressing who they "really are;” Tallulah Bankhead, Kathleen Turner, and Ethel Merman sharing the secrets of ‘diva-dom;” and Lauren Bacall and Carol Channing recreating the suspense of Tony night.
No version of Celebrity Autobiography would be complete without some returning classics, including the infamous memoirs of Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds, which are edited together to create a Rashomon-esque playlet, and the hilarious Burt Reynolds-Loni Anderson he said/she said saga.
Celebrity Autobiography and Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter, created by Eugene Pack and developed by Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, feature a line-up of rotating performers who read—in both solo and ensemble pieces— the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous in their autobiographies.
For more on the comedy, visit www.celebrityautobiography.com.
Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff
Marsha Mason, Tony Danza, Rachel Dratch
Eugene Pack, Michael Urie, Marsha Mason, Rachel Dratch, Tony Danza, Dayle Reyfel, Sherri Shepherd
Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers. |