Lindsay Lohan's stage debut in Speed-the-Plow in London sounds disastrous.
150 posts categorized "THEATRE REVIEW"
Made a fun find at the Broadway Flea Market yesterday—a stack of old Playbills from some guy (I assume) who seems to have seen every show on the boards from the '60s until at least two years ago. What makes his collection special is he jotted down his reviews on the covers...and at times they're hilariously malevolent, if not also downright wrong. The original Chicago? Hated it. Torch Song Trilogy? Too much mugging and the fat fag with a gravel voice never could be believed.
Check them out below (all of the below is quoted from his writing)—some of them are priceless...
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 person 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.
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.
At this point, Zac Efron seems to be acknowledging he's hot.
Republican Joan Rivers: “Obama is gay, Michelle is a tranny.” What's the joke?
Cop beats the hell out of a woman, gets caught on camera.
Opie & Anthony co-host punched by black woman, spews racism, gets fired.
Heathers: The Musical declared so fun. I agree!
People react to the gay Whopper.
Would you pull Bradley Cooper's finger?
Ugandan president says foreign aid is a sin.
Error found in Declaration of Independence.
Elizabeth Warren/Alison Grimes rally a smash hit.
Katy Perry thinks costume debris is a message from the angels.
Guys in (and out of) jeans. (Work Unfriendly)
Superadorable, superexclusive clip from Getting Go.
'90s/'00s gay pornstar Cameron Fox dies @ 36.
Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield flash signs.
The anti-Gaga: What if we're not born this way?
Matt Bomer on HIV Plus.
First review of SideShow @ Kennedy Center.
Why David Levithan loves writing queer books.
LISTEN UP: Jessie Ware's “Tough Love” single.
Dr. Oz confesses: His own weight-loss products are crap.
HIS & HERSTORY: Senate confirms two out judges.
Massive outdoor Pride party in NYC.
Supporting roles can lead to stardom.
DMV sees trans woman's makeup as a “disguise.”
Frederick Valentin gets skimpy for Jorge Rivas @ DNA.
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:
“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.
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...