Thursday, August 14, 2008

New Review: The Gay No More Telethon

For Back Stage, as part of the New York International Fringe Festival.

Here's the tease:

Michael DiGaetano, who wrote the book and lyrics, and Albin E. Konopka, who co-wrote the music with DiGaetano, should be more curare-tipped in their satire. Certain numbers — especially a heartfelt ballad, "Everything" — inject truthful and sincere notes into a tale that works best when light in its loafers. And ditch the hoary subplot involving a fake bomb and love matches that no antigay rhetoric can squelch. Abeles and James offer fine performances; the rest of the cast is in need of more rehearsal. Note to director Dennis Erdman: Keep it gay, keep it gay, keep it gay.

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Anonymous said...

This show was awesome. I loved it.

Anonymous said...

I agree, a wonderful show. Loved Scott Thomas's performance of the ballad "Everything".