BWW TV: 'Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words'
Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words continues its sit-down, open-ended run at the Triad Theater, 158 West 72 Street, Monday evenings at 7:30pm. BWW TV spoke with Eugene Pack, the man who created the comedic concept about how it all came to hilarious life.The comedy sensation Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words features a line up of rotating performers who interpret the actual words and stories written by the famous and the infamous, in both solo and ensemble "chamber" pieces. Some of the "authors" that are 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.The line-up of rotating performers for the season includes Bob Balaban, Rachel Dratch ("Saturday Night Live"), Susie Essman ("Curb Your Enthusiam"), Will Forte ("Saturday Night Live"), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu), two-time Emmy Award winner Kristen Johnston, Richard Kind ("Spin City" and The Producers),Carson Kressley ("How to Look Good Naked"), Tony winner Andrea Martin(Young Frankenstein), Dayle Reyfel, Tony Roberts (Xanadu), Seth Rudetsky("Legally Blonde The Musical: the Search for Elle Woods"), Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde), Sherri Shepherd ("The View"), Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty"), Bruce Vilanch, Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live"), Tony winner BD Wong, Tony winner Karen Ziemba, Alan Zweibel, and creator/Emmy nominee Eugene Pack. Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words was created by Emmy-nominated writer and performer Eugene Pack. Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words began performing monthly shows in Los Angeles, co-hosted and co-produced by Dayle Reyfel, quickly attracting celebrities as both guest performers and audience members, and garnering media attention.Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words plays Mondays at 7:30 pm at the Triad Theater, 158 West 72 Street. Tickets are $35 - $45 and may be purchased by contacting Smarttix at 212 868-4444 or www. smarttix.com, or by visiting www.celebrityautobiography.com. For group sales phone 718 631-0438. Please note that the Triad Theater has a two-drink minimum and is a cash-only venue.
Video shot and edited by E. Matthew Cady
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