A Strange Loop Score 80%

A Strange Loop

What is it like to be “a young overweight-to-obese homosexual and/or gay and/or queer, cisgender male, able-bodied university-and-graduate-school educated, musical theater writing, Disney Ushering, broke-ass middle-class far left-leaning black-identified and classified American descendant of slaves full of self-conscious femme energy and who thinks he’s probably a vers bottom but not totally certain of that obsessing over the latest draft of his self-referential musical “A Strange Loop!” And surrounded by his extremely obnoxious Thoughts?”  Well, you’ll have to get yourself to Playwrights Horizons to see the world premiere of Michael R. Jackson’s brave new musical “A Strange Loop” in order to find out.

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Liz Calloway “Sets in the City” Score 85%

Liz Calloway “Sets in the City”

The couple seated across from me at Feinstein’s/54 Below came to see the star of “Baby” nominated for a Tony Award Best performance for a featured actress. While the song they longed to hear from “Baby” was not in the set, by the end of the evening they were nonetheless pleased.

Why?

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Open Score 98%

Open

I cannot say enough about this play. I can only say this, go see this show. See how a collaboration of women tell stories.

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Handbagged Score 84%

Handbagged

Moira Buffini’s Handbagged is a much-needed meta-comedy currently enjoying its NY premiere in the 59E59 Theaters 2019 Brits off Broadway Festival.  Handbagged explores the relationship between Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-living and longest-reigning British monarch; and “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher, the longest reigning British prime minister of the 20th Century and the first woman British prime minister.  Much needed because it serves to remind us that political gorgons aren’t all American made.

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