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Bruce Vilanch In ‘Celebrity Autobiography’ Plays Ruth Eckerd Hall

Tampa Bay Weekly
Celebrity Autobiography reveals all
12-29-2010

CLEARWATER – Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words, starring Bruce Vilanch, Michael McGlone, Gilligan’s Island Dawn Wells and The Sopranos Vincent Pastore, comes to the Murray Studio at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 4-6. 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 7, 7 and 9:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 8, 3 and 9:30 p.m.

How does Vanna flip her panels? What does Stallone have in his freezer? Why did Burt and Loni topple from the upper tier of their wedding cake? What makes the Jonas Brothers get along?

Find all this out and more in the new hit comedy Celebrity Autobiography where superstar memoirs are acted out live on stage. Audiences walk away from the show asking, “Did they actually write that?”

Celebrity Autobiography features a first rate comedic ensemble performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. The passages run the gamut from the “poetry” of Suzanne Somers to the shocking “romance tips” from Tommy Lee to the most famous Hollywood love triangle in history – Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. And what’s remarkable and unforgettably hilarious – It’s all in their own words.

Running for three sold out years in New York; Celebrity Autobiography recently won the 2009 Drama Desk Award in the category of Unique Theatrical Experience and the 2010 Bistro Awards. The show has been one of the most critically acclaimed productions ever in the Off-Broadway scene and one of the most “buzzed about shows” of recent years.

Tickets are $39.75 and available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall ticket office, by phone at 727-791-7400 or online at www.rutheckerdhall.com.

Ruth Eckerd Hall is located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater.

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