Cabaret's Gibson, Models, TV Co-Hosts Become "CenterPieces" For Off-Broadway

News   Cabaret's Gibson, Models, TV Co-Hosts Become "CenterPieces" For Off-Broadway Stage star and songstress Deborah Gibson, models Carol Alt and Janice Dickinson, "The View" co-host Meredith Vieria and "The Apprentice" pinkslipped Ereka Vetrini will appears as "CenterPIECEs" for the now open-ended Off-Broadway run of Pieces (of Ass).
Deborah Gibson
Deborah Gibson

The work, which previously played at the China Club and Theatre 80, began Dec. 8 and opened at Dodger Stages Dec. 10. New Scenario Entertainment produces with Brian Howie, Thomas Hanna, and Paul Bordé.

Conceived and directed by Brian Howie, Pieces (of Ass) features original monologues which center on the topic of being an attractive woman. The work delves into "the perks and the privileges to the problems and the pressures," as described in a release. The evening usually is presented with a number of actresses and one special guest celebrity.

Catherine Hickland, who appears as Lindsay Rappaport on the ABC soap opera "One Life to Live" and played on Broadway in Les Misérables, currently stars as the "CenterPIECE" through March 13

Next up in the work, a number of television celebs will fill that role for short stints. They include "The View" co-host Vieira (March 15) for a Charity Benefit Performance, "The World's First Supermodel" author Dickinson, (March 16-17), actress-model Alt, (March 18-20), former Cabaret star and recent "Playboy" model actress-singer Gibson (March 22-24) and "The Tony Danza Show" co-host and former "The Apprentice" candidate Vetrini (March 25-27).

The design team of Pieces includes Pete Zumba (set), Daniel Ordower (lighting), David Gilman (sound) with music design by John Hanna and Danny Walsh. Baby Phat provides costumes, jewelry is provided by Vermillion and MAC handles makeup. Brooke Burke ("Wild On E!"), Trishelle Cannatella (MTV's "Real World"), Kirsten Buschbacher (ABC's "The Bachelor"), Carol Grow (FHM's "100 Most Beautiful Women"), Lori Heuring ("Mulholland Drive,” "The In-Crowd"), Jamie-Lynn DiScala ("The Sopranos") and Jenna Morasca ("Survivor") have previously been among the "CenterPIECEs".

For more information on Pieces (of Ass) at Dodger Stages, 340 West 50th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Ave.), may be purchased by calling (212) 868-4444 or online at www.piecesofass.com.

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