Elton John Revisits Yellow Brick Road With Rufus Wainwright, Jake Shears, Ben Folds

Last night Elton John returned to Broadway to perform his classic 1973 double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road start to finish. The event benefited a number of AIDS charitable organizations (tickets ranged from $250 to $2,500) and featured an all-star group of Sir Elton’s friends: Rufus Wainwright, Ben Folds, Jake Shears, John Cameron Mitchell, Jane Krakowski, Simba… That sounds awesome. From the New Amsterdam theater, here’s Elton with a “very important part of [his] life” Jake Shears, of Scissor Sisters/Queef Latina, animatedly tackling Bernie Taupin’s booze-soaked narrative “Social Disease.”

Rufus did the title track, btw. Next time I wanna see Kevin Barnes doing “Take Me To The Pilot.”