588 posts categorized "THEATRE"

Mar 26 2015
Need To Know: Model Citizen + Horning In On It + Universion = Racistists! + Vine Says It, Sprays It + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureBilly Kiraly—almost every inch of him.

*widget boy cultureCHILLING detail from Germanwings crash: Pilot locked out.

*widget boy cultureDoes this make you horny?

*widget boy cultureRodner Figueroa digs in deeper.

*widget boy cultureA 6-year-old who hooks you up with dick and ass???

*widget boy cultureCan't wait for Britney's sons to become her backup dancers!

*widget boy cultureThe New York Times hated Debbie Harry's lounge act...

*widget boy culture...but The New Yorker and Daily News were stricken pink by Debbie Harry.

*widget boy cultureMore religious assholes making sure you know they are.

*widget boy cultureMichelle Visage, on Madonna, ain't lie:

 
Mar 21 2015
Tard Nation: A Review Of HOUSE OF TARDS Comments (0)

ImageDavid Ilku, Mike Albo & Nora Burns: Unitard

House of Tards is the second biggest riot the Stonewall Inn has ever seen.

The revue, by three-person comedy team Unitard, is a series of sketches that do what Second City and SNL have always done, but haven't done well in decades. That's why the show feels classic and brand-new at the same time.

Made up of Mike Albo (who generously flashed scrotum and bare ass the night I saw it for no reason except thank you), Nora Burns and David Ilku, the performers do pieces solo and together. They don't go there, they start there.

Then...they go there.

The show's best bits are painfully funny routines about NYC's dying downtown scene (Debbie Harry, who opens at the Carlyle shortly, was in the front row) and the phenomenon of grief tourists on Facebook who suddenly become a famous person's biggest fan once they're dead. That's Unitard's forte, identifying social trends and deciding, with humor, what they mean.

Unitard has fangs, but everybody has fangs these days. The difference is that Unitard has the brains to know how and when and if to use the fangs, and also the heart to try stuff that is definitely going to rub some people the wrong way.

Precious little of House of Tards fails to amuse (a terrorist stand-up act was both brilliant and gross, but was ultimately too distractingly interesting).

There is no MVP here; all of the performers shine equally, making them one of the best threesomes you'll ever watch outside of your computer.

House of Tards plays through April 9 at the Stonewall Inn.

 
Mar 15 2015
Out Of Their LEAGUE Comments (0)

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Jason Robert Brown at work on an A League of Their Own musical?! I don't love movies-to-Broadway-shows, but I'd see this one.

 
Mar 09 2015
You'll Like Lance...A Lot! Comments (0)

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Had a lot of fun at my pal Peter Michael Marino's Late with Lance! last night. It's kind of like if the Kenneth Parcell character from 30 Rock worked on a cruise ship and were obsessed with musicals, with some Dame Edna improv-with-the-audience thrown in. Check it out, and then perform the show alone at home to promote weight loss.

 
Mar 07 2015
Shade Is Enough: A Wild Night @ RuPAUL'S DRAG RACE BATTLE OF THE SEASONS! Comments (0)
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Had a gay old time at RuPaul's Drag Race Battle of the Seasons tour—a variety show featuring some of the fave queens from the series doing solo schtick, singing and participating in comedy orgies—last night at Irving Plaza, meaning I was one of the gayest and oldest people there. Who knew the fans of the show are so female and so young?

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I have to say that World of Wonder continues to only be associated with well conceived, well written, funny and value-packed events. This shit went on for almost three hours!

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IMG_2768Going nuclear for Winters

I got to attend the VIP meet-and-greet, which was a hoot. On display were BenDeLaCreme, Pandora Boxx, Jiggly Calient, Darienne Lake, Jinkx Monsoon, Alaska Thunderfuck, Michelle Visage and Ivy Winters. (Through no fault of her own, Needles barely made it to the event at all, so couldn't do the VIP part.)

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In the VIP area, I snapped every drag queen in my sight, including Visage, that great female drag queen. I'm a longtime fan of Seduction and she is a longtime fan of Madonna, so that made for a potent encounter for me. She kindly gave me a quote-let for my Madonna book and posed, though she initially threw her hand in front of my camera when I asked for a solo shot. She wanted to know what it was for, then said she'd only pose with me, not for me. That's a sneaky way to make sure photographers can't sell your headshot to agencies. The bitch is experienced. She looked great, as did her boobs, which, like her reputation, precede her.

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All the girls were great. Chatted briefly with Monsoon about the death of Albert Maysles, in light of her upcoming Return to Gray Gardens show (ENTER HERE FOR TICKETS).

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Boxx seemed kinda over it all (but was unfailingly nice to fans), an impression that was borne out once she hit the stage.

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IMG_2795Monsooner or later, she always gets her man (and woman).

IMG_2800Pandora had one eye on the door, y'all!

Keep reading, because this event had enough shade to cool off the Gobi...

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Feb 27 2015
The Look Of Mormon Comments (0)

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Confessions of a Mormon Boy is back March 1—April 26 in LA at The Zephyr Theatre in Hollywood. Supposed to be good. Looks good.

 
Feb 24 2015
Empire Of The Lance Comments (0)

NewlancelogoIf you were a fan of Desperately Seeking the Exit, or if you are into laughter at all, you may wanna check out Late with Lance!, the newest creation from Peter Michael Marino. What's it about? Well:

Meet Lance…delusional cruise ship entertainer, celebrity stalker and pathological musical theater fanatic. After a 15-year hiatus from the cabaret world, Lance is back in town with his own brand of variety talk show. He’s invited Liza Minnelli, Hugh Jackman and Miami Sound Machine to be on his show  - and that’s surely bound to happen. This solo show/talk show spoof with a musical theater twist features original song parodies, The Sound of Music performed in five minutes, an homage to the film Fame, and many more ridiculous surprises. Lance has suffered for his art. Now it’s your turn.

You've been warned!

 
Feb 17 2015
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY CRISS Comments (0)

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Holy shit, Darren Criss is the next “Hedwig” on Broadway??? Genius against-type casting. Will be very interesting to see what he does with the role, and even more interesting to see what the role does with him.