Archive for the 'off-Broadway' Category

Review – Forbidden Broadway – Rude Awakening

Tuesday 13 November 2007

Forbidden Broadway is packed to the rat-ridden (the Whingers couldn’t help but notice the rat poison warning) rafters of the 47th Street Theatre. Because, of course, most of Broadway is forbidden at the moment thanks to Local One.

Anyway, Forbidden Broadway is an institution here. Since 1982 Gerard Alessandrini has been creating versions of the revue show spoofing whatever’s going on Broadway at the time. The current show is called Rude Awakening as a nod to the 8-Tony Award winning Spring Awakening (which isn’t running at the moment thanks to Local One).

It also sends up The Little Mermaid, Curtains, Les Miserables and A Chorus Line (none of which are running at the moment thanks to thanks to Local One). Read the rest of this entry »

Review – Die Mommie Die!

Monday 12 November 2007

What could possibly have attracted the Whingers to a play about an ageing singing star whose career is on the skids?

Add to that the facts that the grotesque Angela Arden is played by legendary drag artiste Charles Busch and the whole thing is a parody of those Douglas Sirk melodramas that often starred Whingers’ favourite Lana Turner ?

Yes what could have been the attraction? Read the rest of this entry »

Review – Altar Boyz, Broadway

Sunday 11 November 2007

The Whingers went Off-Broadway last night.

Forced by the Broadway strike to choose from a very limited selection and fresh (in Phil’s case) and not so fresh (in Andrew’s) off the plane and unable to get into Xanadu (sold out – presumably from the knock on effect of so many shows being closed) they opted for the highly recommended (you know who you are, Sue) Altar Boyz. Read the rest of this entry »