Roger Bart, Fred Willard & More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 9/20-21
New York’s 2009 Drama Desk Award winner CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is coming to San Francisco’s Feinstein’s at the Nikko (222 Mason Street) for two performances only – Saturday, September 20 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, September 21 (7 p.m.). Tickets for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY range in price from $35 – $50 and available now by calling866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.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. The show is an evening of jaw-dropping, hard-to-believe vignettes excerpted straight from published celebrity tell-alls: from the ‘he-said, she-said’ accounts of Burt and Loni, Tiger Woods’ “golf lessons,” the re-enactment ofTommy Lee and Pamela Anderson‘s courtship, 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?” Yup – we are not making any of it up!
Other major characters featured in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY include: Ricky Martin, Justin Bieber,Sylvester Stallone, David Hasselhoff, Diana Ross, Ivana Trump, Vanna White, Cher, Neil Sedaka, Kenny Loggins, Britney Spears and more.
Created by Emmy-nominated writer-performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has been playing to sold-out audiences and rave reviews in New York City since fall 2008 and is one of the most critically acclaimed, “buzzed-about shows” of recent years, according to Entertainment Weekly.
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 New York 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’s “Sunday Morning, ” CNN’s “American Morning,” and BRAVO’s “A-List Awards” as well as Time and the Wall Street Journal.
CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY has dazzled audiences around the country on tour with acclaimed performances in Miami, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Chicago, Austin, as well as an ongoing production in Los Angeles. The show also enjoyed international success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and then at London’s Leicester Square Theatre where it received rave reviews and played to sold-out audiences. The tour continued with a successful one month engagement at the Sydney Opera House in Australia.
The cast of CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY includes Tony Award-winner Roger Bart (The Producers, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Young Frankenstein, “Desperate Housewives”), actress and comedian Laraine Newman(“Saturday Night Live,” “Despicable Me 2”, “Wreck-It Ralph”), Emmy Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerEugene Pack (creator of Celebrity Autobiography) , Drama Desk Award winner Dayle Reyfel (co-creator of Celebrity Autobiography) and Emmy Award nominee Fred Willard (“Modern Family,” “Waiting for Guffman,” “Best in Show”).
Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein’s at the Nikko presents a wide range of entertainers from stage and screen all within an intimate 140-seat cabaret setting. There is a $20 food and beverage minimum per person inside the showroom which guests can use towards cocktails as well as a variety of small plates crafted exclusively for Feinstein’s at the Nikko by Executive Chef Philippe Striffeler, through Restaurant Anzu. Cheese and dessert platters will also be available in the showroom.
All seating at Feinstein’s at the Nikko is cabaret style and available on a first-come, first-served basis within the section purchased. Guests who purchase the prix-fixe dinner at Restaurant Anzu will receive a complimentary section upgrade (subject to availability) and get to choose their exact seat locations within the upgraded section.
Guests of Feinstein’s at the Nikko can enjoy a variety of food and beverage options before performances. Kanpai Lounge, located in Hotel Nikko’s lobby, offers light cuisine, a full bar and specialty cocktails. Restaurant Anzu, Hotel Nikko’s intimate restaurant located on the second floor, serves sustainable California cuisine enhanced with Asian flavors. Restaurant Anzu will also offer Feinstein’s at the Nikko guests a special three-course prix-fixe dinner ($45 per person) prior to all performances. Reservations can be made by calling (415) 394-1100. Tickets for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY range in price from $35 – $50 and available now by calling 866.663.1063or visiting www.ticketweb.com.