Southampton Arts Center will present the acclaimed international comedy Broadway sensation “Celebrity Autobiography” for one night only with an all-star cast including Christie Brinkley, Matthew Broderick, Susan Lucci and Ralph Macchio.
Created by Emmy nominee Eugene Pack and developed with Dayle Reyfel, who will both be performing, the show features stars acting out hilarious passages from other stars’ memoirs. 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”? The passages run the gamut from the “poetry” of Suzanne Somers to tips from the Kardashians to the most famous Hollywood love triangle in history — Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, told from all sides. What is remarkable and hilarious is that everything on stage is performed “in their own words.”
“It probably goes without saying that we could all use a laugh following last year,” said Southampton Arts Center Executive Director Tom Dunn. “I’ve been a fan of ‘Celebrity Autobiography’ for years and could not be more excited to host this fantastic show with performers that are hilarious in their own right, and also have special ties to the East End. And I, for one, am very much looking forward to hearing why Justin Bieber got stuck in the trunk of a car.”
“Celebrity Autobiography” has been performed in London, Edinburgh, Sydney and on Broadway. The show originally opened in New York to rave reviews and won the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. Past performers have included Alec Baldwin, Kristen Wiig, Rob Reiner, Paul Rudd, Maya Rudolph, Debbie Harry, Billy Crystal and many others.
The performance will take place on the Southampton Arts Center’s West Lawn at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, on Sunday, August 22, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 to $105 at southamptonartscenter.org/live.