Main | Friday, February 05, 2010

Broadway Friday

- Lady Bunny and former Detroit Tigers pitcher Matthew Pender open Off Broadway tonight in When Joey Married Bobby, "a tale about gay marriage in an ultra conservative household." Get tickets here.

- David Mamet's A Life In The Theater will be revived on Broadway this fall. Casting has not been announced.

- American Psycho: The Musical is Broadway bound. SRSLY.

- Elton John and his partner David Furnish are producing the Broadway debut of Next Fall, a play about a gay couple conflicted over their religious beliefs. The show opens March 11th at the Helen Hayes.

- Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is selling Broadway Bears, teddy bears designed by Bob Mackie. Online bidding is underway. I like the Drowsy Chaperone bear.

- The diva Betty Buckley has launched a four-week run of her cabaret show For The Love Of Broadway at Feinstein's at the Loew Regency. Reviews are fantastic.

- "David Wilson Barnes will join previously announced stars Megan Mullally, Patton Oswalt, and Lili Taylor in the Broadway premiere of Terrence McNally's Lips Together, Teeth Apart, to run April 9 -June 20 at Roundabout Theater Company's American Airlines Theater. Tony Award winner Joe Mantello will direct the production."

RELATED: My first NYC theater experience back in 1991 was the Off Broadway production of Lips Together, Teeth Apart starring Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski, Swoozie Kurtz, and Anthony Heald - all of whom were unknown to me then except Heald and that was only because of his role as the prison warden in Silence Of The Lambs. (My show queen cred (all those Tony winners!) was pitiful back then.) Reportedly, McNally wrote the play with the original cast in mind (except he wanted Kathy Bates in Swoozie's role.) Set in Fire Island during the height of the AIDS epidemic, it will be interesting to see how the play holds up 20 years later.

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