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We’ve been through the mill

David Fox: Before we get into the weeds, maybe we should explain the set-up here. We’re two gay men, with 30-plus years between us, who went together to see the Broadway adaptation of Buz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! (That exclamation mark is part of the title, rather than a reflection of how excited we were to be there.)  Read more »

Sweeping down the plains

The response of my friends and colleagues to director Daniel Fish’s cause célèbre reworking of Oklahoma! reminds me of the show’s proverbial Farmers and Cowmen: opinions are loud, confident, and largely polarized. I’ve heard it passionately praised (“I was an emotional puddle; I wept and couldn’t stop!”) and bitterly denounced (“I couldn’t bear to listen to it!”), but not much in-between. Read more »

Sophisticated Hades

The sexiest moment on Broadway this season features a 73-year-old man and a single button.  Read more »

One more ‘Kiss’

Kiss Me Kate is a sophisticated soufflé of a show: a comedy of manners, requiring effortless verve and elegance in the playing.

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Cult of personality

She makes it into a mash-up of Cours-la-Reine and “A Great Lady Has An Interview.”

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Heaven is a place on Broadway

Broadway’s new Head Over Heels is anything but under committed; it’s a show with an irresistibly fun spirit and an infallibly good heart.

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Chenez turn

Dapper countertenor Ray Chenez is temporarily putting aside the turbans of his operatic career for, well, the turbans of a Broadway diva as he appeals via Indiegogo for funding to record a CD of show tunes.

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Filling in

While America’s Diva is off singing gala concerts from Mobile to East Lansing, who will take over the role of Nettie Fowler?

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