Celebrity Autobiography

For the past 15 years, Emmy-nominated writer-actor Eugene Pack and award-winning playwright Dayle Reyfel have been gathering their actor friends to read the grandiose, mundane and (often) ghostwritten words of celebrity memoirs, further proving that most stars should stick to writing autographs. Celebrity Autobiography went on to become a Bravo special in 2005, and later a long-running monthly show at the Triad Theater in New York, where a rotating cast of guests, including regulars such as Fred Willard and various Saturday Night Live alumni, faithfully rummages through this literary dreck, which, thanks to reality TV, has gotten even bigger. Returning to the Grammy Museum for its latest installment, Celebrity Autobiography: The Music Edition, Volume 4 sheds lights on an even dumber category of amateur authors: musicians. Pack, Reyfel, Willard, Laraine Newman, Jennifer Tilly, Steven Weber, Kristen Johnston, Roger Bart, Pamela Adlon and Mindy Cohn read musings by Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Ricky Martin, Michael Bublé and Gregg Allman, who, in his 2012 memoir, My Cross to Bear, wrote about sleeping with ex-wife Cher in her 36-room mansion on their second date. ("She was hot to trot, man, and we made some serious love.") Add to that list books by Justin Bieber and One Direction, and take notes. At the median age of 20, those guys have a lot of wisdom to impart. Grammy Museum at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite A245, dwntwn.; Wed., April 16, 8 p.m.; $45. (213) 765-6803, grammymuseum.org.
Wed., April 16, 8 p.m., 2014 (Expired: 04/16/14)


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