The critically acclaimed Celebrity Autobiography comes to Adelphi University with Garden City’s own Susan Lucci.
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“You weep with laughter” – New York Daily News
“The funniest show in town, hands down” – NY Post
Hilarity takes over when the award-winning Broadway comedy Celebrity Autobiography makes its debut on the Westermann Stage. The international comedy hit features stars (including Emmy winning actress Susan Lucci, comedic actor Mario Cantone, Tony nominee Ethan Slater and comedian Alan Zweibel along with the show’s creators Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel) acting out the memoirs of other stars. The critically-acclaimed show has been seen around the world from London’s West End to Australia’s Sydney Opera House to Broadway.
How does Vanna flip her panels? What does Stallone store in his freezer? Why did Justin Bieber get stuck in the trunk of a car? What does Hasselhoff reveal about the beauties of Baywatch? Get ready to find out. Running for 10 sold out years in New York and touring the world, Celebrity Autobiography features top performers bringing to life the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. The passages run the gamut from the “poetry” of Suzanne Somers…to the confessions of David Hasselhoff … tips from the Kardashians…to the most famous Hollywood love triangle in history–Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher–told from all sides! And what’s remarkable and unforgettably hilarious – it’s all “in their own words”.
Susan Lucci, the reigning queen of daytime television, held audiences spellbound for nearly five decades as the famed and fiery Erica Kane on ABC’s “All My Children.” With more than twenty Emmy Nominations, Susan made television history in 1999 when she finally won the Emmy Award for “Best Actress,” becoming the most nominated actor in television history. Her iconic career lead her to roles in the primetime drama, “Devious Maids”; her part in the highly acclaimed movie Joy and her Broadway debut as Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun. Susan earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005; she was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2006 and in 2011 released her New York Times best-selling autobiography, All My Life. She has been a proud resident of Garden City, NY for over 50 years.
Mario Cantone was most recently seen on the HBOMax series And Just Like That… where he reprised his role of Anthony Marentino from the acclaimed Sex and the City series and movies. His work on Broadway includes the Tony-nominated one-man show Laugh Whore, Terrence McNally’s Love! Valor! Compassion! and the Tony-winning revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins. He has performed his irreverent stand-up comedy across the country and is a regular on a wide variety of TV talk shows as a comedian and to promote his work in TV and film.
Alan Zweibel – An original “Saturday Night Live” writer, Alan has won multiple Emmy and Writers Guild for his work in television, which also includes “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” (which he co-created and produced) “The Late Show With David Letterman” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. Alan has written eleven books including the 2006 Thurber Prize winning novel “The Other Shulman”, the popular children’s book “Our Tree Named Steve”, the novel “Lunatics” that he co-wrote with Dave Barry, and most recently a parody of the Haggadah titled “For This We Left Egypt?” that he wrote with Dave Barry and Adam Mansbach. The co-writer of the screenplays for the films “Dragnet”, “North”, and “The Story of Us”, in 2010 the Writers Guild of America, East gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ethan Slater is a Tony-nominated and Drama Desk Award winning actor/writer, best known for playing SpongeBob in The SpongeBob Musical on Broadway (and now on Nickelodeon/Paramount+). Most recently, he has been back onstage in the off-Broadway revival of Assassins (by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman), alongside Sean Hayes in Goodnight, Oscar (by Doug Wright) at the Goodman Theater, and on screen in Fosse/Verdon (FX), Murphy Brown (CBS), Law and Order (NBC), and The Man Behind the Camera (Sonder Pictures). As a writer, he’s got a bunch of things in that vague space of “development,” including the original musical Edge of the World (co-written with Nick Blaemire – concept album starring Norbert Leo Butz and Lilli Cooper, available anywhere you listen to music).
Created by Emmy nominated writer-performer Eugene Pack and developed by Pack and Dayle Reyfel, audiences at Celebrity Autobiography are treated to an entertaining evening of non-stop laughter as an eclectic mix of talented, hilarious performers act out classic excerpts from a range of celebrity tell-alls by Bublé to Barbra to Beyoncé and Beyond! This unique, no holds-barred show is unlike anything else and has played for sold-out crowds all around the world including London’s West End, Edinburgh, Australia’s Sydney Opera House and Broadway.
Eugene Pack is the creator of the hit comedy sensation “Celebrity Autobiography” which won him a Drama Desk Award. Pack is also an Emmy Award-nominated writer and Producer. He was nominated for Outstanding Writing for Variety, Comedy or Music for the special “America: A Tribute to Heroes,” which won the Emmy for Outstanding Special. Pack is the creator and executive producer of the popular CMT series “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team,” “Back to the Grind” (TV Land), “What I Hate About Me” (Style Network), and “Signs of Life” (VH1).
Dayle Reyfel is a winner of the Drama Desk award and produced and starred in “Celebrity Autobiography “ on Broadway. She has also performed at San Francisco’s Sketchfest, Long Wharf, Old Globe, London’s Leicester Square Theatre, and the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. Dayle is also an award-winning playwright for her plays “Slip/Knot” and “Mayhap”.
Additional cast members will be announced at a later date. The cast is subject to change.
Celebrity Autobiography is part of the Poole Family Broadway Series at the Adelphi PAC, which is generously sponsored by Mary Jane and Thomas Poole.
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Our priority is to ensure the safety of our patrons, artists, staff and the entire Adelphi community against COVID-19. Thanks to the success of masks, vaccines, and tests in reducing the COVID-19 infection rate to new lows, we are no longer requiring guests to show proof of vaccination or a negative test when attending a performance at Adelphi. Masks are still required at all times while inside the PAC. We ask that everyone follow ongoing health guidelines to stay home if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, knowingly been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (or is experiencing symptoms and awaiting test results), or are feeling sick (especially with a fever) yourself.
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