On Monday, September 17, notorious celebrity blogger and internet gossip columnist Perez Hilton joined the cast of Off-Broadway's NEWSical the Musical: End of the World Edition at the Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row, making his theater debut.
The guest list had a broad slice of TV, from soap stars Robin Strasser and Ilene Kristen to True Blood cast member Michelle Trachtenberg, Damages star Maya Days, Queer Eye's Carson Kressley, reality star LuAnn de Lesseps, and meteorologist Raphael Miranda. Theater favorites like Cheyenne Jackson were also in the house, along with pop star Aaron Carter.
In composer-lyricist Rick Crom's musical revue of all the most talked-about headlines of the day, satirical spoofs of the most up-to-the-minute newsmakers and celebrities are added on a regular basis. For Hilton's arrival, Crom added a song about the Perez Hilton phenomenon which is performed by the man himself.