Writer, actor, comic, producer and Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has taken on yet another surprising project in the entertainment industry: Puppet Shakespeare. The rocker has joined the team for the Puppet Shakespeare Players’ upcoming production, Puppet Romeo & Juliet, set to open at American Globe Theatre in January.
Snider was introduced to the Puppet Shakespeare Players through his son, Shane, who was cast as Guildenstern in Puppet Hamlet this past July. Described as “Shakespeare meets Avenue Q,” Puppet Hamlet combined the First Folio technique with comic characters, resulting in a production that remained faithful to Shakespeare’s language while giving the tragedy a modern comedic twist.
Staten Strong Gala to Benefit Residents Affected by Hurricane Sandy Charity Gala to be Held December 27th at Excelsior Grand
In an effort to raise funds for those devastated by Hurricane Sandy, a group of local residents and celebrity supporters will host the Staten Strong Gala on December 27, 2012 from 8:00pm to 1:00am at the Excelsior Grand in the New Dorp section of Staten Island, NY. Tickets are only available for purchase on www.StatenStrongGala.com.
The event features guest Theo Rossi, Kim Coates and Ron Perlman of FX’s hit show “Sons of Anarchy,” The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe of Tru TV’s show “Impractical Jokers,” drummer AJ Pero, of the band Twisted Sister, DJ Skane of the Wu Tang Clan, Clemnza Caserta of FOX’s “Hells Kitchen,” Local Artist Scott Lobaido and Chris Franjola of E!’s “Chelsey Lately.”
Joy Behar, host of Current TV’s “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” will headline a special night of comedy to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy, the recent super storm that affected New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. “Joy Behar’s Comics with Benefits” will feature Behar and some of her stand-up comic friends including Andy Borowitz, Wendy Williams, Rosie Perez, Sherri Shepherd, Dee Snider, Darrell Hammond, Susie Essman, Judy Gold, Mario Cantone and John Fugelsang, in addition to other notable names in the worlds of TV, film, theater and music. Current co-founder Vice President Al Gore, Liza Minnelli, talk show host Stephen Colbert and others will appear in special videotaped appearances during the special. All talent is subject to change.
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I'm the guy that gave it all to beat the odds, left everything he had on the stage each night, didn't screw around on his woman, took care of his kids, and was sober enough to remember it all and write about it . . . myself.
The one thing that has surprised and confused me, though, is my unlikely transformation into a 'beloved public figure'. How did the unpopular kid, who grew up to be the angry young man, who became the '80s poster boy for the evils of rock 'n' roll, arrested for profanity and assault, and boycotted by parents and religious groups, become the likeable mensch he is today?