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Vocal LGBT Ally Joy Behar Will Mouth Off in a One-Woman Show

Vocal LGBT Ally Joy Behar Will Mouth Off in a One-Woman Show

So what? Joy Behar has a new one-woman show. Who cares? We do.

Me, My Mouth and I, a solo play written and performed by the outspoken former cohost of The View, will begin previews November 6 and officially open November 23 at off-Broadway's Cherry Lane Theatre. The world premiere production will play a limited seven-week engagement through December 21.

"With more than 30 years as a beloved figure on stage and screen, Behar takes her audiences on a journey in Me, My Mouth and I — from her rollicking childhood in Brooklyn to center stage as one of America's premiere talk show hosts and comediennes," according to press notes about the play. "This is a good time to take stock of my shenanigans," Behar adds.

Behar, who began her stage career as a stand-up comic, is best known as one of the original hosts of ABC's The View, for which she shared the 2009 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host. She left the show in 2013 after 16 seasons. Behar also tackled hot LGBT topics as host of Current TV's Joy Behar: Say Anything! and HLN's The Joy Behar Show.

"I see myself as an ally of the gay community for sure, but not an extraordinary ally," Behar told The Advocate in 2010, the year she accepted a GLAAD Award for Excellence in Media. "It's not like I'm on some kind of a mission; it's just the way my brain works."

Behar previously appeared off-Broadway in Nicky Silver's The Food Chain and Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues.

For tickets and more information about Me, My Mouth and I visit CherryLaneTheatre.org.

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