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STAGE TUBE: Sheperd, Cantone & Hoffman Do 'Destiny's Child' for 'Celebrity Autobiography'

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In the latest installment of Celebrity Autobiography at the Triad Theater, Mario Cantone, Sherri Shepherd and Jackie Hoffman took on Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams, respectively - the trio that made up one of pop music's most legendary outfits, Destiny's Child -  reciting passages from their book: Soul Survivors, The Official Autobiography of Destiny's Child.  Click below for the Cantone-Shepherd-Hoffman interpretation!

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, the Jonas Brothers, 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.

New books are being added to the Celebrity Autobiography repertoire for 2010 including Tiger Woods's How I Play Golf, which will be read this coming week, as well as autobiographies by Sarah Palin and Carrie Prejean.

Celebrity Autobiography is playing to sell-out audiences and rave reviews at the Triad Theater. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called the show "big-yuks entertainment" and a "merry compendium of the witlessness and wisdom of the rich and famous." Joe Dziemianowicz of the Daily News called it a "potent comic cocktail...you weep with laughter." The New Yorker called it "inspired." And Sam Thielman of Variety wrote, "Audience members hyperventilate. It should lead a long and happy life." The show has been featured by numerous media outlets, including ABC's "The View" and "Nightline," NPR's "Morning Edition," CNN'S "American Morning," New York 1, WNBC'S "News for New York" at 11pm, and Bravo's "A-List Awards."

Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words plays 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. Triad Theater has a two-drink minimum and is a cash-only venue.

 



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