The popular series - which has been presented in numerous engagements in Los Angeles, New York and a Bravo television special – features a cast of performers reading from the autobiographies and memoirs of the famous and infamous. Originally scheduled to conclude its run at the Triad on March 3, Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words has added an additional three weeks of Monday-night performances. The New York run began Jan. 28.
Slated for the Feb. 18 slot are two-time Tony Award winners Matthew Broderick and Donna Murphy, who will join two-time Emmy winner Kristen Johnston (The Women), Seth Rudetsky (The Ritz), Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde), Dayle Reyfel, Jack Plotnick ("Reno 911"), "SNL"'s Rachel Dratch, Jason Sudeikis, Kristin Wiig and Celebrity Autobiography creator Eugene Pack.
"I would listen to a lot of books-on-tape, particularly autobiographies, and was astounded at what people would write about. When I would get a hold of one of these books and read it out loud to friends, they'd insist I was making it up. But people actually wrote these words! So I decided to put the material up in front of an audience, knowing that it would be extremely entertaining," commented Celebrity Autobiography creator Eugene Pack.
The cast and what autobiographies will be presented rotate on a weekly basis. The words of Elizabeth Taylor, Mr T, Tommy Lee, Sylvester Stallone, Ivana Trump, Vanna White, Star Jones, Kenny Loggins, Burt Reynolds, Loni Anderson, Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds have all been performed in Celebrity Autobiography evenings.
Celebrity Autobiography will play Monday evenings through March 24. Reservations are available by calling (212) 362-2590. The Triad is located in Manhattan at 158 West 72nd Street.
For more information visit www.celebrityautobiography.com.