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(Cancelled) City Presents the Debut Workshop Reading of Supermodel Beverly Johnson’s One Woman Show, Beverly Johnson: Naked!

Post Date:March 12, 2019 6:17 PM


The City of West Hollywood, which celebrates the creative arts through its Arts Division programming, is proud to host the debut workshop reading of Beverly Johnson: Naked!, supermodel Beverly Johnson’s one-woman show. Beverly Johnson: Naked! was written with and directed by Josh Ravetch, the co-creator of Carrie Fisher’s hit, Wishful Drinking.

Beverly Johnson is an American supermodelactresssinger, and businesswoman. Johnson rose to fame when she became the first African-American model to appear on the cover of American Vogue magazine in August 1974. In 1975, Johnson became the first black woman to appear on the cover of the French edition of Elle magazine. In 2012, Johnson was the star of the reality series Beverly's Full House which aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The New York Times named Johnson one of the 20th century's most influential people in fashion in 2008. 

Johnson has more than 500 magazine covers to her name and she remains one of the most iconic figures in the world of fashion and modeling. Her life took an unexpected turn when she broke her silence and revealed that, she too, was among the many women drugged by Bill Cosby. That disclosure helped, in-part, to launch the #MeToo movement.            

A workshop reading production is a form of theatrical performance, in which a play or musical is staged in a modest format which does not include all aspects of a full production. For example, costumes, sets, and musical accompaniment may be excluded, or may be included in a simpler form. The actors often perform with script in hand.

The event will take place on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. Admission is free, but RSVP is required at The event is expected to be at capacity, please arrive early to ensure seating.

For additional details about upcoming City of West Hollywood Arts Division programming and events, please visit

For more information about this event, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Technician Joy Tribble at (323) 848-6360 or For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at
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