Seth MacFarlane show hits the stage
Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy” stage show is headed to Carnegie Hall, with two dates booked for next month.“Family Guy Sings!,” set for Nov. 24-25, will feature the cast of Fox’s animated hit in a live perf of two uncensored episodes of the show, along with musical numbers from various episodes and bonus material that never made it to the air. Thesps will be accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra led by “Family Guy” composer Walter Murphy. The perf will also include a preview of “The Cleveland Show,” the spinoff series bound for Fox next year. The live stagings of segs from the 20th Century Fox TV-produced laffer were a big hit at Montreal’s Just for Laughs comedy fest in 2004 and 2007. Similar live shows have been mounted for limited runs in L.A., Gotham and Chicago during the past three years. The Carnegie Hall shows will be the most elaborate yet for the troupe of MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green and Mike Henry. “We hope the good people at the hall are ready for a barrage of masturbation jokes that’ll make Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Concerto No. 69’ look like George Gershwin’s ‘Clean Wholesome Hugs,'” MacFarlane said. The “Family Guy Sings!” Carnegie dates will be presented by Just for Laughs and producers David J. Foster and Jared Geller.