WHEN: June 20, 7 & 9 PM
WHERE: George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
Tickets can be purchased by calling 732.246.7717 or through the Playhouse website: www.GSPonline.org, or by visiting www.celebrityautobiography.com.
Celebrity Autobiography is the international smash hit comedy where outrageous and true celebrity memoirs are acted out live on stage by some of the funniest people in show business. Created by Eugene Pack and developed by Pack and Dayle Reyfel, the show is an evening of jaw-dropping, hard-to-believe vignettes excerpted straight from published celebrity tomes: from the “he said, she said” accounts of Burt and Loni, Tiger Woods’ “golf lessons,” the re-enactment of Geraldo Rivera and Liza Minnelli’s steamy courtship, Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook to a hilarious ensemble “playlet” edited together from the memoirs of the most famous love triangle in Hollywood history—Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. Audiences leave the show asking “Did these celebrities really write that?”
Other major characters featured in Celebrity Autobiography include: Beyonce, Michael Buble, Ivana Trump, Diana Ross, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joe Namath, Tommy Lee, Dolly Parton, Ricky Martin and more.
The members of the very funny cast for this edition of the show are MARIO CANTONE (TV’s Sex and the City), RACHEL DRATCH (Saturday Night Live and Sylvia at GSP), Drama Desk winner and Emmy nominee EUGENE PACK, Drama Desk winner DAYLE REYFEL, Emmy winner SHERRI SHEPHERD (ABC’s The View) and ALAN ZWEIBEL (5 time Emmy award winner and co-writer of Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays.)
The New York Times called Celebrity Autobiography “big-yuks entertainment” and a “merry compendium of the witlessness and wisdom of the rich and famous,” and selected it as a critic’s pick. The Daily News said it is a “potent comic cocktail…you weep with laughter.” The New Yorker called it “inspired.” Variety wrote, “Audience members hyperventilate. It should lead a long and happy life.” And The New York Post called it “the funniest show in town hands down.” The show has been featured by many major media outlets, including ABC’s The View and Nightline, NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, NPR’s Morning Edition, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN’s American Morning, and Bravo’s A-List Awards as well as Time and the Wall Street Journal.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint, George Street Playhouse has become a nationally recognized theatre, presenting an acclaimed mainstage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging theatre artists. Founded in 1974, the Playhouse has been well represented by numerous productions both on and off-Broadway – recent productions include the Outer Critics’ Circle Best Musical Award-winner The Toxic Avenger, the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League nominated production of The Spitfire Grill and the recent Broadway hit and Tony® and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn, which was developed at GSP during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays. In addition to its mainstage season, GSP’s Touring Theatre features four issue-oriented productions that are seen by more than 40,000 students annually. George Street Playhouse programming is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by its lead season sponsor, Johnson & Johnson.