Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New York Ladies With Advanced Style

See Tom Judson (Porn Star Gus Mattox) Tomorrow!

(I saw him perform in Key West. He'll be at the Metropolitan Room on Wednesday Feb 1st. Get your tickets here.)

When I checked in at Island House, Key West’s fabulous clothing optional gay guesthouse, on December 17th, owner Jon Allen supplied a ticket to see QNY fave Tom Judson perform that evening on stage at the Tropic Cinema. Jon, who is on the Tropic’s board and is working to get more live gay entertainment in Key West, was also hosting singer/composer/author/Broadway performer  Judson—aka ex-porn star Gus Mattox—at Island House which made the prospect of lounging poolside even more attractive.  His cabaret-style performance that night was a delightful surprise that unleashed the talent and charming personality of a man known to many of us only by the sweat of his brow in the course of his successful two-year gay porn career. Next morning, at poolside breakfast, I had a chance to get acquainted with Judson who, at a boyish 51 years of age, is attractive, happy, energetic and enjoying a “fourth act” that is really a return to his prepornular musical career. (There was also a stint as a house renovator/flipper.)

When I asked him to describe “The Tom Judson Show” in terms of his experience and collaborative decisions about what elements of his past to include or emphasize, he said, “It feels like I've done just about everything in showbiz that one can do. 

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in the garment district

a bolt of fabric amongst the tweed in a garment district shop window.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Outside People

"Outside People" at Vineyard Theatre, January 7, 2012

Posted by Mondschein

Playwright Zayd Dohrn brings another tale of a stranger in a strange land to the NY stage with his Outside People.

It's an earnest and awkward effort, much like its main character, Malcolm (Matt Dellapina), a recent college graduate with no job or direction in his life.  His former roommate David, (Nelson Lee) has returned to his native China to start his own business.  He flies Malcolm over to work for his company as repayment for Malcolm's kindness to his when they were students.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Relatively Speaking

"Relatively Speaking" at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, December 20, 2011

Posted by Mondschein

As the graphic indicates, this is an evening of 3 unrelated one-act plays.

First up, Talking Cure by Ethan Coen.  Mr. Coen, you make very interesting movies.  Please return when you have an interesting play to show us.  Of all the work I have seen you produce for the stage (Offices, Almost an Evening), none have met that category yet.