148 posts categorized "THEATRE REVIEW"

Sep 14 2014
Keepin' It MIGHTY REAL: A Review Of That Must-See Sylvester Musical Comments (0)

MightyReal266Resolutely fabulous

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: ***1/2 out of ****

Sylvester (September 6, 1947—December 16, 1988) was a force of nature—he forced his nature on a world that was at times unwilling to accept him for the person he didn't choose to be, and for the MightyReal565person he chose to be. It's hard to imagine Sylvester's brand of authenticity bringing him success in the 1970s, but he had a good imagination because success is what he had. With some indelible disco classics and a refusal to play the game required of most other popular singers, he became a gay icon and an inspiration in his short life—he died of AIDS at 41.

In Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, Anthony Wayne (who also wrote the book and is co-director and co-producer with his partner Kendrell Bowman) resurrects Sylvester, doing a damn fine job of disproving any notion that Sylvester was inimitable. In a performance that's informed by Wayne's obvious respect for the icon, he recalls without mimicking Sylvester's piercing falsetto in a string of soaring musical numbers that draw from the entertainer's entire oeuvre.

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Sep 12 2014
Debtor's Prison: A Review Of BAD WITH MONEY @ The Duplex Comments (0)

Ben-Rimalower

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: *** out of ****

When Ben Rimalower was gracious enough to invite me to his latest one-woman show, Bad With Money at The Duplex here in NYC, I knew immediately it was a show for me.

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Jul 05 2014
Need To Know: Young Glory + Rivers vs. First Couple + Policing Brutality + Founding Fathers Needed A Copyeditor + MORE! Comments (0)

Zac-Efron2-gun salute

*widget boy cultureAt this point, Zac Efron seems to be acknowledging he's hot.

*widget boy cultureRepublican Joan Rivers: “Obama is gay, Michelle is a tranny.” What's the joke?

*widget boy cultureCop beats the hell out of a woman, gets caught on camera.

*widget boy cultureOpie & Anthony co-host punched by black woman, spews racism, gets fired.

*widget boy cultureHeathers: The Musical declared so fun. I agree!

*widget boy culturePeople react to the gay Whopper.

*widget boy cultureWould you pull Bradley Cooper's finger?

*widget boy cultureUgandan president says foreign aid is a sin.

*widget boy cultureError found in Declaration of Independence.

*widget boy cultureElizabeth Warren/Alison Grimes rally a smash hit.

*widget boy cultureKaty Perry thinks costume debris is a message from the angels.

*widget boy cultureGuys in (and out of) jeans. (Work Unfriendly)

JockstrapStrapping young man

 
Jun 18 2014
Need To Know: All Systems GO + Pornstar RIP + Born This Way? + Dr. Oz's Snake Oil + MORE! Comments (0)

Getting-GoGet it!

*widget boy cultureSuperadorable, superexclusive clip from Getting Go. Cameron_fox_19

*widget boy culture'90s/'00s gay pornstar Cameron Fox dies @ 36.

*widget boy cultureEmma Stone & Andrew Garfield flash signs.

*widget boy cultureThe anti-Gaga: What if we're not born this way?

*widget boy cultureMatt Bomer on HIV Plus.

*widget boy cultureFirst review of SideShow @ Kennedy Center.

*widget boy cultureWhy David Levithan loves writing queer books.

*widget boy cultureLISTEN UP: Jessie Ware's “Tough Love” single.

*widget boy cultureDr. Oz confesses: His own weight-loss products are crap.

*widget boy cultureHIS & HERSTORY: Senate confirms two out judges.

Staci-Michelle-YandleNewly-minted Judge Staci Michelle Yandle of Illinois

*widget boy cultureMassive outdoor Pride party in NYC.

*widget boy cultureSupporting roles can lead to stardom.

*widget boy cultureDMV sees trans woman's makeup as a “disguise.”

*widget boy cultureFrederick Valentin gets skimpy for Jorge Rivas @ DNA.

Frederick ValentinIn “Postcard from Miami,” Valentin plays postmaster & servant with the camera.

 
May 26 2014
The Party's Over: A Review Of Ryan Murphy's THE NORMAL HEART Comments (0)

Normal_HeartRuffalo and Bomer's chemistry was authentic.

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: **1/2 out of ****

I feel bad admitting this, but I didn't love Ryan Murphy's The Normal Heart. I think having seen the recent Broadway revival—which along with August: Osage County, is the best straight play I've ever seen—set the bar too high for the HBO version.

But while I was underwhelmed, there was much to admire. Let's get the negatives out of the way first:

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Apr 24 2014
The Skinny On Neil Patrick Harris Comments (0)

Neil-Patrick-Harris“I'm becoming, like, Jared Leto-manorexic,” Harris has acknowledged.

Neil Patrick Harris is knockin' 'em dead in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway (see it!), a role which has led him to lose a lot of weight in an effort to appear more like the character. But don't let that stop you from commenting on this AP interview video with Harris (h/t Joe.My.God.—read it!); the comments are about how he must be on drugs or even have AIDS.

Neil-Patrick-Harris-Hedwig-commentsLove that the Lance Armstrong guy (dudelivestrong) is the first to mention drugs.

There's also, further down the thread, an actor attacking Harris for being another actor in need of having his ego stroked. (Why, for promoting his show?)

People are gross.

Video after the jump...

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Apr 18 2014
Need To Know: Dated Material, Under Review, Dustin Lance Blacklisted, Are You Anti-Barefronting? + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureThis video of a guy picking up guys has hilarious—and DISTURBING—results. Hercules-Dustin-Lance-Black

*widget boy cultureJames Franco douches out on NYT reporter over review.

*widget boy cultureHoly crap, this Hercules ginger is hot and musical.

*widget boy cultureDustin Lance Black destroys his alma mater. Must-read.

*widget boy cultureMost powerful NYC mediaites, most powerful gay couples.

*widget boy cultureWhat to expect when you come out as a lesbian...again.

*widget boy cultureClint Eastwood's Jersey Boys movie trailer.

*widget boy cultureThe Tom of Finland...cross-stitch kit???

*widget boy cultureRounderbum's gluteal shaper is exactly what you think.

*widget boy cultureNO BAREFRONTING!: Legal brouhaha over leaked Gaga shots.

*widget boy cultureThis girl is such a horrible person it's breathtaking.

*widget boy cultureIranian mom forgives son's killer, spares his life.

*widget boy cultureWhat a lovely male figure.

*widget boy cultureSexy men, poetry and $40,000...how can you not click?

*widget boy cultureBryan Singer cancels personal appearance over accusations.

*widget boy cultureOne Hundred Years of Solitude author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87.

100yearsHe wrote the book.

 
Mar 29 2014
The Booty Trip: A Review Of Mike Albo's THE JUNKET Comments (0)

Mike-Albo-The-JunketDon't screw—or screw—Mike Albo...he'll Taylor Swift-boat you onstage, and you'll deserve it.

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: **** out of ****

Mike Albo's one-man, one-hour (and change) show The Junket at Culture Project/Lynn Redgrave Theatre is far more entertaining than any of the many actual junkets I've been on, and I've been to Disney World with an entertainment reporter who filed a police report when a free fruit basket allegedly disappeared from his room. Devious maids!

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