Cause Celeb!, with Rivers, Musto, Busch and Halston, Set for Nov. 27 | Playbill

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News Cause Celeb!, with Rivers, Musto, Busch and Halston, Set for Nov. 27 Cause Celeb!: Viva Las Divas! is the title of the upcoming benefit for the Empire State Pride Agenda.

The Nov. 27 evening at Joe's Pub will feature the talents of Joan Rivers, Charles Busch, Julie Halston, Marylouise Burke, Charlotte Booker, Michael Musto and Nancy Balbirer. The diva-themed performance, according to press notes, will draw from "the most sensational (and often salacious) passages of starry tomes." Show time is 7 PM. The line-up for the evening of readings follows:

  • Joan Rivers as Joan Collins from "Past Imperfect"
  • Charles Busch as Joan Crawford from "My Way of Life"
  • Julie Halston as Nancy Reagan from "My Turn"
  • Marylouise Burke as Diana Ross from "Secrets of a Sparrow"
  • Charlotte Booker as Hedy Lamarr from "My Life as a Woman"
  • Michael Musto as Esther Williams from "The Million Dollar Mermaid"
  • Nancy Balbirer as Elizabeth Ashley from "Actress: Postcards From the Road" The Empire State Pride Agenda is New York's statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization. The organization's agenda is to win equality and justice for LGBT New Yorkers and their families.

    Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. Tickets, priced at $75, are available by calling (212) 967-7555. For more information visit

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