143 posts categorized "THEATRE REVIEW"
Mart Crowley, who changed American theater with his trailblazing — and just plain blazing — gay-themed play The Boys in the Band (1968), died Sunday. He was 84.
Crowley's death was first reported by writer Michael Musto. He reportedly suffered a heart attack, had surgery, but passed away while recovering from surgery.
In The Confessions of Lily Dare, the new show written by and starring drag legend Charles Busch, the star is doing something he does better than anyone else — parodying classic Hollywood clichés so knowledgeably as to render his tour de force as much history lesson as hoot, as much affecting melodrama as high camp.
If you're late to the party on Drew Droege, that's okay — he's usually at one, at least onstage.
Following his exhaustingly well-observed and brutally funny tour de force Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, Droege is back with another vivisection of the lifestyles of the gay and familiar, Happy Birthday Doug.
ABOVE: I've never seen a stool in a locker room before. Perhaps a rim seat would be handier.
ABOVE: Yes, King!
ABOVE: Arms and the man.