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.”

Comments (3)
  1. See, events like these make me realize that I’m not the only person in the world like me. The fact that someone linked together Rufus, Ben, John Cameron, and Jake…..they clearly just looked at my iPod and thought “What concert would Caroline like?”

  2. good, but Id rather just hear Elton sing it.

  3. Lary Kaye  |   Posted on Oct 24th, 2008 0

    I feel totally ripped off. OK, the money went to a great case, BUT, the show was Elton John and Friends. NOT Friends and Elton John. he only sang 2 songs. The show sucked.

    Shame on you Elton. Next time, dont use your name to sell tickets in a fraudulant way.

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