Mario Cantone Performs Final Laugh Whore for Actors' Fund, Jan. 3

News   Mario Cantone Performs Final Laugh Whore for Actors' Fund, Jan. 3 Mario Cantone will perform a special Actors' Fund benefit of Laugh Whore for the show's final performance, Jan. 3, 2005 on Broadway.
Mario Cantone in Laugh Whore
Mario Cantone in Laugh Whore Photo by Bill Streicher

The solo show which finds Cantone ranting, raving and singing is staged by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Assassins, Take Me Out). Showtime and Jonathan Burkhart present the work which began previews at the Cort Theatre Oct. 12 and opened Oct. 24.

Cantone, known to television audiences as ruthless gay wedding stylist Anthony Marentino on "Sex and the City," recently played on Broadway in The Violet Hour and Assassins. The Boston-area native has also appeared on Broadway in Love! Valour! Compassion!, Off-Broadway in The Crumple Zone and many comedy gigs including spots on "Chappelle's Show" and his own Comedy Central special.

Showtime taped Cantone's Laugh Whore at the Cort Theatre in December and will air the show tentatively in early 2005.

Tickets for the benefit range from $51.25-$81.25. To purchase tickets, call (212) 221 7300 ext. 133 or visit the Actors' Fund office at 729 7th Avenue, 10th Floor (btw. 48th & 49th Streets) Monday-Friday, 10 AM-4 PM. For more information, visit www.actorsfund.org.

Laugh Whore plays at the Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th Street. Visit the official site at www.laughwhore.com.

Cantone bows at the end of <i>Laugh Whore</i>
Cantone bows at the end of Laugh Whore Photo by Bill Streicher