Juicy passages from autobiographies by big-name celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Celine Dion will get the irreverent Celebrity Autobiography treatment in the June 26 installment of the popular New York stage series, now in its eighth year.
Gina Gershon (Bye Bye Birdie, Boeing-Boeing), New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz, five-time Emmy-winning comedy writer Peter Zweibel, actor/comedian John Fugelsang, actor Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock, the upcoming CBS series Star Trek: Discovery), and Drama Desk Award winners Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel are among stage and TV starts lined up to put their personal spin on selections from actual celebrity autobiographies.
They will read selections from the writings of such celebrity authors as Pippa Middleton, Kate Hudson, Barry Manilow, Zayn, Linda Thompson (on Elvis Presley), plus a reading from Britney Spears’ Diary and a special “Cook Book-N-Bake-Off” with excerpts from celebrity-written cookbooks. Shortz will read from a special surprise memoir of a famous television puzzle host.
The performance begins at 7 PM at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street in Manhattan. Tickets cost $80, $60 & $40 (plus a two-drink minimum) and can be purchased online at CelebrityAutobiography.com.
The next edition of Celebrity Autobiography has been set for August 28, with books and celebrity readers yet to be announced.