Lea DeLaria, James Carpinello and More Are Part of Today's Benefit Performance of So You Wanna Be a Porn Star

News   Lea DeLaria, James Carpinello and More Are Part of Today's Benefit Performance of So You Wanna Be a Porn Star
 
A benefit performance of So You Wanna be a Porn Star: a story of struggle, silicon and survival is presented Oct. 19 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre.

Lea DeLaria
Lea DeLaria

The noon performance benefits Making Strides, The American Cancer Society’s walk to raise money for breast cancer treatment and research.

The show features songs written by Shannon Burkett and singer-songwriter composer Peter Salett. The cast includes Miriam Shor as Rock Goddess, Lauren Ireland as Sarah, James Carpinello as Rick, Tricia Scotti as Marilyn Chambers, Peter Salett as Dick Rectorum, Lea Delaria as Sen. Lee and Julia Haubner as Roxanne. Susan Louise O’Conner is the Storyteller; Burkett hosts.

Daniella Topol directs.

Musicians include Joe McGinty, Julian Maile, Clem Waldman, Jeremy Chatzky and Peter Salett.

Three years ago, actress Burkett (Ride Down Mt. Morgan), press notes state, was "diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer so she did what any artist would do: she wrote a rock musical about porn."

Tickets are $30 plus a two-drink minimum. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located at 407 West 42nd St. Call (212) 695-6909 for reservations.

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