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ABOUT LAUGH WHORE
Fasten your seat belts! Mario Cantone will star in a one-man variety show 'Laugh Whore' opening on Broadway at the Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th Street on Sunday, October 24th. Previews will begin on October 12th
"Laugh Whore" will be produced by Showtime and Jonathan Burkhart. For Showtime, revitalizing the network's return to its comedy roots, it will mark its Broadway debut as a producer. As part of this arrangement, the show will air as a theatrical comedy event on Showtime in 2005. Jonathan Burkhart is an independent film maker as well as the founder and chairman of the Nantucket Film Festival. He produced the special presentation of "An Evening with Mario Cantone" at the American Airlines Theatre in 2002.

"Laugh Whore" will be directed by Tony Award winner ("Assassins") Joe Mantello, whose other Broadway credits have include "Wicked", "Take Me Out", and "Love, Valour and Compassion". "Laugh Whore" is written by Mario Cantone with musical numbers composed by "tick, tick Boom" actor Jerry Dixon with lyrics by Cantone, Harold Lubin and Jerry Dixon. Tom Kitt serves as musical director.

"Laugh Whore" will let Cantone offer his acerbic views on current events, plus his takes on celebrities, old and new and what it was like growing up as Mario Cantone.

Mario Cantone's most recent Broadway credit was co-starring in Stephen Sondheim's Tony award winning musical "Assasins". He also received acclaim in his Broadway performance in "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and his off Broadway performances in "The Crumple Zone". He is best known on television for his role as Anthony Marantino, the ruthless gay wedding stylist on "Sex and the City". He got his start on tv hosting the local New York children's show "Steampipe Alley". In addition, he has appeared on many programs on Comedy Central.

Set design is by Robert Brill; lighting design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhower and sound design by Tony Meola.

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