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

Scott Lapatine | October 21, 2008 - 10:44 am

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.”