Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words, which originated in Los Angeles to great acclaim and was later adapted for a Bravo-TV special, features actors reading selections from the autobiographies of the famous and infamous.
Eugene Pack, who created the series, previously commented, "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."
Among the talent currently scheduled to "interpret" the celebrity autobiographies for the Triad run are Rachel Dratch, Cheyenne Jackson, Kristen Johnston, Richard Kind, Andrea Martin, Eugene Pack, Jack Plotnick, Dayle Reyfel, Tony Roberts, Karen Ziemba, Seth Rudetsky and Mary Testa.
The cast and what autobiographies will be featured will rotate on a weekly basis. Elizabeth Taylor, Mr T, Tommy Lee and Sylvester Stallone's autobiographies slated to be featured. The words of Ivana Trump, Vanna White, Star Jones, Kenny Loggins, Burt Reynolds, Loni Anderson, Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds have also been performed in previous Celebrity Autobiography evenings.
The six-week New York engagement of Celebrity Autobiography begins Jan. 28 and will play Monday evenings through Mar. 3. Showtime is 7:30 PM. Reservations are available by calling (212) 362-2590. For more information visit www.triadnyc.com. The Triad is located in Manhattan at 158 West 72nd Street.