The Drama Desk Award-winning Celebrity Autobiography will perform its new edition,Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter on Wednesday, February 15, at 8pm, as a special benefit for SLAM (Sobriety, Learning and Motivation), a board dedicated to the creation of New York's first recovery based high school. Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter performs at the Triad Theater, 158 West 72 Street.
Actress ("3rd Rock from the Sun," "The Exes") Kristen Johnston says, "As a long-time cast member of Celebrity Autobiography (and now the author of Guts, a ridiculous, lampoon-worthy memoir of my own!), as well as the founder of SLAM, I thought it would be a brilliant idea to combine the two into a benefit. After all, nothing warms my heart quite as much as watching New Yorkers get drunk and laugh their asses off, all while raising money to help keep our teens sober."
She adds: "There are over 35 sober highs schools flourishing all across the United States. Statistics prove that these schools are saving countless teenagers from the miserable and deadly life of an addict. So why doesn't the greatest and most influential city in the world, New York, have one?"
Statistics also prove that teens returning to their old schools after receiving treatment face a much greater threat of relapse than those who are lucky enough to attend a recovery school. SLAM is dedicated to providing New York's recovering teens with the opportunity to receive a top notch education in an environment designed to meet their unique needs.
The cast for the benefit performance is Bobby Cannavale, Andy Cohen, Rachel Dratch, America Ferrera, Santino Fontana, John Benjamin Hickey, Kristen Johnston, Natasha Lyonne, Eugene Pack, and Dayle Reyfel.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter features selections from books by Justin Bieber, "The Situation," Madonna, Tiger Woods, Susan Lucci, David Hasselhoff, Geraldo Rivera, Melissa Gilbert, Patti LuPone, Kenny Loggins, Destiny's Child, The Jonas Brothers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Diana Ross, David Cassidy,Britney Spears, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eminem, and VAnna White.
Celebrity Autobiography: The Next Chapter also includes special 'celebrity mash-ups'-Cher, Barbra Streisand, Neil Sedaka, Dolly Parton, and Celine Dion all expressing their passion for food; Sylvester Stallone and Tommy Lee on working out and working 'it' out; LL Cool J, Miley Cyrus, and Ricky Martin addressing who they "really are;" Tallulah Bankhead, Kathleen Turner, and Ethel Merman sharing the secrets of 'diva-dom;" and Lauren Bacall and Carol Channing recreating the suspense of Tony night.