The Broad Stage is an exciting venue which I've only just discovered. Currently, they present Daddy Long Legs on the Main Stage as well as the interesting show discussed below in The Edye. The "I Wonder" presentation I reviewed a couple of weeks ago with Artistic Chair Dustin Hoffman, David Milch and Herman Leonard was one of the most interesting times I've spent in the theatre in a long time.
Stand by for reviews of the Anteus double productions of King Lear. One with Daiken Matthews as The King and the other with Harry Groener as Lear. Two completely separate casts.
This "In Their Own Words" at The Broad sounds like fun.
THE BROAD STAGE PRESENTS 21ST CENTURY CABARET CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY: IN THEIR OWN WORDS TO PERFORM MONDAY, JUNE 21 AND JULY 19 AT THE EDYE SECOND SPACE AT THE BROAD STAGE
MICHAEL URIE ("UGLY BETTY" STAR), RITA WILSON, FRED WILLARD, EUGENE PACK, LARAINE NEWMAN, DAYLE REYFEL, BROOKE SHIELDS, FLORENCE HENDERSON, LESLEY ANN WARREN, AND ALAN ZWEIBEL
NEW BOOKS ADDED TO REPERTOIRE FOR 2010
INCLUDING AUTOBIOGRAPHIES BY
SARAH PALIN AND CARRIE PREJEAN,
AND TIGER WOODS'S HOW I PLAY GOLF
THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS IT
WINNER 2009 DRAMA DESK AWARD
2010 BISTRO AWARD
(Santa Monica, CA – June 18, 2010 ) The Edye Second Space at The Broad Stage will be entirely transformed into a stylish boîte, complete with tables, mood lighting and a well-stocked bar, when “The 21st Century Cabaret” takes up residence for intimate evenings of singular voices breathing new passion into a beloved genre. The smash New York hit “Celebrity Autobiography” makes its home in The Edye repeatedly throughout the year.
The 2009 Drama Desk Award winner and 2010 Bistro Award winner Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words will perform shows on Monday, June 21 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm and Monday, July 19, at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at The Edye Second Space at The Broad Stage. The 7:30pm shows are sold-out!
A Critics Pick in New York, this “merry compendium of the witlessness and wisdom of the rich and famous” (New York Times) returns home to LA with a rotating roster of comedy titans. Kristen Wiig, Rita Wilson, Laraine Newman, Brooke Shields, Rhea Perlman, Fred Willard, Rachel Dratch, and Ryan Reynolds are among the A-listers channeling the tell-all memoirs of noted authors Sylvester Stallone, Star Jones, Elizabeth Taylor and Mr. T. And let’s not forget the poetic stylings of Miss Suzanne Somers. The hit comedy show where celebrities perform the actual memoirs of other celebrities! Created by Eugene Pack, winner of the 2009 Drama Desk Award for “Unique
The casts are scheduled as follows:
Monday, June 21 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm
Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty" star), Rita Wilson, Fred Willard, Eugene Pack, Laraine Newman, Dayle Reyfel, Brooke Shields, Florence Henderson and Alan Zweibel
Monday, July 19 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm
Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Lesley Ann Warren, Fred Willard, Dayle Reyfel, Eugene Pack, Brooke Shields and more.
New books are being added to the Celebrity Autobiography repertoire for 2010 including Tiger Woods’s How I Play Golf and Carrie Prejean’s Still Standing.
Celebrity Autobiography is playing to sell-out audiences and rave reviews at the Triad Theater. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called the show “big-yuks entertainment” and a “merry compendium of the witlessness and wisdom of the rich and famous.” Joe Dziemianowicz of the Daily News called it a “potent comic cocktail…you weep with laughter.” The New Yorker called it “inspired.” And Sam Thielman of Variety wrote, “Audience members hyperventilate. It should lead a long and happy life.” The show has been featured by numerous media outlets, including ABC’s “The View” and “Nightline,” NPR’s “Morning Edition,” CNN’S “American Morning,” New York 1, WNBC’S “News for New York” at 11pm, and Bravo’s “A-List Awards.