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I Did It My Way

Kirsten Vangsness

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Fame! Celebrity! Show biz! We've got stories about being a star.

Bonus: star writers George Saunders and Zadie Smith discuss writing and their long friendship from a conversation they had at Symphony Space last fall. You can listen to their on-stage chat HERE.

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Guest host Kirsten Vangsness presents four works about fame, celebrity, show biz, and what it takes to survive them. First, actor Cole Escola channels the legendary Joan Crawford in an excerpt from her autobiography, My Way of Life. Author Zadie Smith channels the dauntless spirit of Billie Holiday in “Crazy They Call Me,” performed by Karen Pittman. Will Eno’s “Interview" is a freewheeling monologue which offers both sides of an extensive and confessional outpouring performed by the author. And Bebe Neuwirth dances her way into our hearts playing a carefree child trapped in pretentious dance class in “I Am Narcissus,” by Elizabeth Olmstead.

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