129 posts categorized "THEATRE REVIEW"

Mar 10 2019
All In The Framing: A Review Of DADDY Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2019-03-10 at 12.15.35 AMDaddy queerest (Image via The New Group)

Daddy, written by Jeremy O. Harris and directed by Danya Taymor, begins as if it will be a bit of theatrical confection, a trendy, goes-down-easy play along the lines of The Blue Room adapted by David Hare or Up for Grabs by David Williamson.

And with a title like Daddy, who could blame you for thinking you were about to see something self-impressed by its cheekiness?

But as the play develops, it steadily matures, even as its central character, a young, black, emerging artist named Franklin (Ronald Peet) who is shacking up in the luxury digs of a much older, one-percenter art dealer (Alan Cumming), steadily regresses into a juvenile state.

In short, there is nudity, as you've been told, but this is not Naked Boys Singing.

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Mar 09 2019
Prepare For Take-Off: A Review Of MEMBERS ONLY BOYLESQUE Comments (0)

IMG_1544*****Mandrake (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

I spent Friday evening with a group of mostly-naked men who were only too happy to be ogled — you know, a typical date night.

IMG_1561Twinky Boots reveals twink booty.

Not really, but Members Only Boylesque — which is available for future booty calls on April 5, May 31 and June 14 at 10 p.m. at the Laurie Beechman Theatre — is definitely worthy of an entry in your little black book ...

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Jan 09 2019
Locker Room Flasher + Gay Hustler Goes Straight + Chris Pratt's Dad Bod + Trump's Wall Fail + R. Kelly Sinks Deeper + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Universal appeal.

BELOW: Trump's wall fail, jock flashed under his towel (another one!), gay hustler goes straight and more ...

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Dec 08 2018
Forever Hold His Peace: A Review Of DANIEL'S HUSBAND Comments (0)

-X0SuR7gA boy and the band (Images by Carol Rosegg)

My friend Brett Ross attended a performance of Daniel's Husband at the Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd St.), where it's playing through Sunday, December 30, and had much the same reaction I did — it is a great play not to be missed, and one he said had changed his mind about the importance of same-sex marriage.

No mean feat for a confirmed bachelor!

Featuring the same cast from the 2017 production I reviewed, the show is a must if you're in NYC.

 My original review below ...

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Nov 10 2018
Bernstein's Killer Pleads NOT GUILTY + Trump To California: Drop Dead + Trump's Illegal A.G. Once Maliciously Prosecuted Gay Dem + Teddy Geiger Engaged + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Moore! Moore! Moore!

BELOW: Keep reading for Trump's attack on California, Blaze Bernstein's alleged killer pleading not guilty, how Trump's fake A.G. is anti-gay, Madonna's $30K movie prop and more ...

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Nov 08 2018
Anti-Social Media: A Review Of LURED Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2018-11-08 at 11.40.46 PMDmitry, a schoolteacher stripped of everything — played by John DiMino(All images by Ashley Garrett via LuredThePlay.com)

If you are a member of the LGBTQ community, chances are you've heard of the unimaginable persecution of gay men in Russia in recent years. Most shockingly, several years ago, neo-Nazi groups began attracting men with promises of sex via hookup apps, only to brutalize them on video to destroy their lives and teach them the lesson that homosexuality is a diabolical western plague.

In Frank J. Avella's revelatory play Lured, playing now through November 25 at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave., NYC), this grotesque violation of humanity is dramatized in an ingenius way that contextualizes the trend while never flinching from portraying the depravity.

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Oct 27 2018
What A Dump!: ADAM MINUS JOSH Is The Breakup Comedy You'll Fall In Love With Comments (0)

Adam Minus Josh 1Sticking together: Reid, Sinoway, Lake & Edwin

I just laughed my ass off at a performance of Adam Minus Josh, a potent original comedy about gay dating by Dan Fingerman (of the equally fresh Boys of a Certain Age) that's like evolved Neil Simon through a Mean Girls prism.

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Sep 23 2018
KINK HAÜS Of Love: A Review Of Gunnar Montana's Queer Extravaganza Comments (0)

KH NY La MaMa Poster-1(Image via La MaMa)

UPDATE: Extended through October 14!

Gunnar Montana's throbbing Kink Haüs, currently playing at La MaMa (66 E. 4th St., NYC) through October 6, is billed as fringe, but I came away thinking it was more mainstream than it realizes — and I think the patron who brought her 12-year-old daughter would agree with me.

Regardless of how out-there or in-here the show actually is, it's an attention-grabbing, joyful gender-romp that is athletically choreographed and a visual smorgasbord ...

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