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Celebrity Autobiography

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APRIL 13 | 7 p.m.

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SEE IT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ARIZONA!  CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is the award-winning, international comedy Broadway sensation that features stars acting out the autobiographies of…  other stars! Created by Emmy nominee Eugene Pack (creator of DCC: Making the Team, now going into season 16) and developed with Dayle Reyfel, the show has been critically acclaimed around the world from London’s West End to Australia’s Sydney Opera House to Broadway! Think Marty Short delivering a heartfelt passage of Justin Bieber’s dramatic search for a TGIF in Buenos Aires or Kristen Wiig interpreting “the early poems” of Suzanne Somers. 

The possibilities are endless, in both content and entertainment, since everybody has a book –and there are always new ones “hot off the press“. There will be mash-ups of many memoirs with different themes like rock stars, foodies, politics, sports, romance, and guilty pleasures. There are also dueling “he said, she said” duos – combining confessions of famous love affairs told from different points of view. CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is a fun and always surprising show that you simply can’t stop watching!

Enjoy this incredible lineup at The Madison Center for the Arts performance on April 13th:

Tate Donovan

Tate Donovan has appeared in over 45 films, including THE HOLDOVERS, WORTH, ROCKETMAN, THE UPSIDE, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, ARGO(SAG award), GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK, MEMPHIS BELLE, LOVE POTION #9, and the title voice in Disney’s HERCULES.
TV credits include Macgyver, Man in the High Castle, 24, Damages, The OC and Friends amongst others. Tate won and EMMY for his direction of the ESPN 30 for 30 Documentary Short ‘Arthur and Johnnie’ about Tennis great Arthur Ashe.

 

Steven Weber

Steven Weber’s best-known role is as Brian Hackett, a skirt-chasing airplane pilot on the sitcom Wings. Several years later, Weber starred in his own short-lived half-hour comedy Cursed (later renamed The Weber Show), joined the cast of ABC’s Once and Again as the tortured artist Sam Blue, and starred the next year in the acclaimed show The D.A., also for ABC. Weber also had lead roles in the 1990s films Single White Female and Jeffrey.

Weber first appeared on Broadway in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing  and took over for Matthew Broderick as Leo Bloom in the Broadway production of The Producers. He appeared alongside Kevin Spacey in London at the Old Vic’s production of National Anthems.  Weber also wrote and produced  Clubland, a Showtime film in which he and Alan Alda played father and son talent agents in 1950s New York City (for which Alda was nominated for an Emmy).

Julie Brown

Julie Brown is an American actress, comedian, screen/television writer, singer-songwriter, and director. After guest-starring in sitcoms, like “Laverne &Shirley,” “The Jeffersons,” “Newhart,” and “Quantum Leap,” Julie added singing to her act, producing her own EP with the hit songs “The Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gone”and “Earth Girls Are Easy”- which through a stroke of show business luck became a movie she co-wrote and starred in (along with Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, and Jim Carrey). She also starred in and wrote the comedy show “Just Say Julie” for MTV and created a satire Madonna mockumentary for Showtime called “Medusa:Dare to be Truthful,” which won her the Writers Guild award for Best Comedy Special. During this same time, Julie also co-created the FOX sketch comedy series, “The Edge,” starring herself and Jennifer Aniston.

Dayle Reyfel

Dayle Reyfel  is a winner of the Drama Desk award and  produced and starred in  “Celebrity Autobiography “ on Broadway.  She  has developed  “Celebrity Autobiography” along with Eugene Pack since the beginning of the project. Ms. Reyfel is one of the original stars of the show and has performed in, directed and launched  the touring companies in New York, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, London’s West End and in Australia, at The Sydney Opera House.  Her television credits also include executive producing  the critically acclaimed Bravo special Celebrity Autobiography, in which she also appeared, E! Entertainment’s In Their Own Words, in addition to her work on Bravo’s A list Awards  and the G4 Network. Dayle is also an award-winning playwright for her plays “Slip/Knot” and “Mayhap”.

 

Eugene Pack

Eugene Pack is the creator of the Off-Broadway hit comedy sensation “Celebrity Autobiography” which won him the Drama Desk Award in the category of “Unique Theatrical Experience.” 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,” now in its eight season, “Back to the Grind” (TV Land), “What I Hate About Me” (Style Network), “Signs of Life” (VH1) and the Bravo special “Celebrity Autobiography” in which he also appeared.  He has written and performed the critically acclaimed one man comedy shows “The Senior,” “Something Flexible With Meaning,” and “Undisputed: My Night with the Queen of Soul.”

Chris Parnell is widely recognized for his work as a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1998-2006, where he was a part of many memorable sketches and digital shorts including Lazy Sunday. He also portrayed the standout role of “Dr. Leo Spaceman” on seven seasons of NBC’s 30 Rock and starred as “Fred Shay” on three seasons of ABC’s Suburgatory.  His television guest appearances are numerous and include GrownishBrooklyn Nine-NineBlackishInside Amy Schumer, Another Period, At Home with Amy Sedaris, Will and Grace, The Goldbergs and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  Parnell can also be seen on Netflix in the film Senior Year, starring Rebel Wilson and Alicia Silverstone, and on Disney+ in Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers. His previous film work includes, Anchorman 2: The Legend ContinuesThe Five-Year Engagement21 Jump StreetWalk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Hot Rod and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

Daniele Gaither is a versatile actor renowned for sketch comedy, celebrity impressions, and improvisational skills. Notable television credits include “Mad TV,””The Thundermans,” “Key &  Peele” and “2 Broke Girl$,” and animated series “The Great North,” “Bojack Horseman,” and “Battle Kitty.” Gaither’s stage work encompasses performances with The Groundlings Theatre Main Company and The Black Version Show comedy improv troupe, showcasing her strong improv and physical comedy skills.

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