Broadway producer Alexander H. Cohen will appear in his one-person show, Star Billing, two nights weekly at the Douglas Fairbanks Theatre beginning Oct. 26, for an official Nov. 9 opening.
Cohen will reflect on his theatrical successes (including Richard Burton's Hamlet, John Gielgud's School for Scandal, Harold Pinter's The Homecoming), his inevitable flops, as well as some of the infamous feuds he's had over the years, with names like Jerry Lewis, Marlene Dietrich, and the Shuberts.
The 78-year old Cohen began his producing career 57 years ago, when his Angel Street opened in 1941. Cohen also produced the televised Tony Awards for 20 years, as well as three "Night of 100 Stars" specials. He has received countless awards including a Tony, Emmy, Oscar, Theatre World's Showman of the Year, The Shubert Foundation Award and numerous others.
For tickets ($20) or more information on Alexander H. Cohen's Star Billing at The Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, call (212) 239-6200.
The advertisement for Cohen's show is notable for its tongue-in-cheek "credits," including such billings as:
Set: Maison De Stools
Costumes: Mr. Cohen's Closet
Lighting: Con Edison
English Translation: Jim McGinn
Standby for Mr. Cohen: Brad Pitt. -- By Sean McGrath