This promo was made for our old friends at Friends in Deed, Cynthia O'Neal and Robert MacNamara in 2009. Please visit their web site 

Playwright James Kirkwood’s Legends! made it to New York on March 23 with the help of drag divas Charles Busch and John Epperson (a.k.a. Lypsinka) and Broadway alum/currentMad Men star Bryan Batt. The now infamous play about two Hollywood archrivals forced to work together to revive their careers originally starred icons Mary Martin and Carol Channing during its Broadway-bound national tour in 1986, but closed before making it to the Big Apple due to all the real-life backstage drama. History repeated itself in 2007, when dueling divas Joan Collins and Linda Evans revived the work, also falling victim to behind-the-scenes dramatics before making it to Broadway. Fortunately, there was no such trouble backstage at New York’s Town Hall, where the one-night-only reading took place, for Busch, Epperson and Batt—unless you consider visits from Broadway names like Christine Ebersole a problem! In the spirit of irony, all proceeds from the night went to benefit the organization

Filmed and Directed by Eric Marciano
Edited by Eric Marciano