Ethan Slater Completes Casting in Adelphi Celebrity Biography

    Ethan Slater Completes Casting in Adelphi Celebrity Biography

    Tony Award-nominated and “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical” star Ethan Slater directs the star-studded actors in the award-winning comedy show “Celebrity Biography” on Saturday, April 30, at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC). The show will start at 8pm and take place at the Adelphi Westermann Theatre.

    The international comedy show spans 10 years and is out of stock, featuring top performers who bring to life the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. The critically acclaimed show has been seen unfettered around the world from London’s West End to the Australian Sydney Opera House to Broadway.

    Slater complements the cast of Celebrity Biography which also includes Emmy Award-winning star Susan Lucci, Emmy Award-winning Saturday Night Live comedy legend Alan Zwebel, And Just Like That….and star Mario Cantone. Plus” show creators and original cast members, Emmy Eugene Pack nominee and Drama Desk Dayle Reyfel winner. (The cast is subject to change.)

    Most recently, Ethan Slater returned to stage in a revival of Stephen Sonheim’s sold-out Off-Broadway musical “Assassins,” alongside Sean Hayes in “Goodnight, Oscar” at the Goodman Theater, and on screen in “Fosse/Verdon” “Murphy Brown”, “Law and Order” and “The Man Behind the Camera”.

    Susan Lucci, the reigning queen of daytime television, wowed audiences for nearly five decades as the famous and fiery Erica Kane on ABC’s All My Children. Her famous career led to roles in the climax drama ‘Devious Maids’, the critically acclaimed movie ‘Joy’ and her debut on Broadway as Annie Oakley in ‘Annie Get Your Gun’. She has been a resident of Garden City, New York, for over 50 years.

    Mario Cantone was recently seen in the HBOMax series “And Just Like That…” where he reprized the role of Anthony Marinetino in the “Sex and the City” series and movies. His Broadway work includes a Tony-nominated solo show Laugh Whore, and Terrence McNally’s “Love! Valor! Compassion!” The Tony Award-winning revival of Stephen Sondheim’s killers. He has performed disrespectful stand-up comedy across the country and is regularly on a variety of television talk shows as a comedian and to promote his work in television and film.

    Alan Zweibel, an original writer on “Saturday Night Live,” has received multiple Emmy and Writers Guild Awards for his work in television, which also includes “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” (which he co-created and produced), “The Late Show With David Letterman.” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Alan has written 11 books including the 2006 Thurber Prize winning novel “The Other Shulman”, the popular children’s book “Our Tree Named Steve” and the novel “Lunatics” which he co-wrote with Dave Barry. The co-writer of the screenplays for “Dragnet”, “North” and “The Story of Us” in 2010 awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Eugene Buck is the creator of the popular comedy A Celebrity Biography, which won the Drama Desk Award. Buck is also an Emmy-nominated writer and producer. Nominated for Outstanding Writing for Diversity, Comedy or Music for the film special “America: A Tribute to Heroes,” which won an Emmy for Outstanding Special. Buck is the creator and executive producer of the popular CMT series “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team”, “Back to the Grind” (TV Land), “What I Hate About Me” (Style Network), and “Signs of Life” (VH1).

    Dayle Reyfel is a Drama Desk Award winner and was produced and starred in “Celebrity Autobiography” on Broadway. She has also performed at Sketchfest, Long Wharf, Old Globe, Leicester Square Theater in London, and Edinburgh Comedy Festival in San Francisco. Reyfel is also the award-winning playwright of “Slip/Knot” and “Mayhap”.

    Adelphi PAC’s “Celebrity Biography” is part of the Poole Family Broadway series, sponsored by Mary Jane and Thomas Poole.

    Tickets start at $40, with discounts available to seniors, Adelphi students, alumni, and employees. For more information, contact the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516-877-4000 or send an email to [email protected]. The box office is open Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. and also two hours before scheduled shows. Online ticket sales and additional information are also available.

    The Adelphi PAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Find out more about Adelphi PAC’s upcoming shows at pac.adelphi.edu.

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