Monday, April 29, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Review: The Nance

The Nance, Douglas Carter Beane’s new play, is a lively portrayal of the social, sexual and political turmoil of 1930s New York City. Burlesque is in its heyday, verging on family entertainment (albeit with a PG-13 rating). In presenting a burlesque troupe facing immorality charges, Beane shows a time of relative permissiveness and tumult that flowered in the years before World War II.

Chauncey Miles (Nathan Lane) is a popular comedian who we meet cruising at a local automat. His interest is piqued when Ned, a handsome, starving young newcomer pours catsup into a cup of hot water. Ned becomes our proxy as Chauncey teaches him important shibboleths of his worlds. He explains the rules of camp and cruising, how to stay under the radar of the law, the distinction between pansies and trade, and after an unsuccessful attempt to end their one-night-stand, introduces Ned to his burlesque family.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Love That Dares to Sing

Link: David et Jonathas

A New York Times review of David and Jonathas, the 1688 opera by Marc-Antoine Charpentier being staged by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Puglia Villa Gay Bike Trip

This is Francesco. He helps out at the Villa Cappelli where you'll be spending a luxurious week when you book this trip. Just a couple of open spots left. I'm the tour guide for this trip. For details.