Another great Glass Menagerie! I was a big fan of the 2010 Off-Broadway revival, and the new Broadway revival is different but equally good in its own way. Some reviewers took the 2010 production to task for being too radical, but this much-admired new production is, if anything, more radical, incorporating dance-like post-modern gestures, from director John Tiffany and movement director Steven Hoggett, throughout.
There’s some really good acting going on in this Shakespeare revival, but director David Leveaux’s big directorial conceit – the Montagues (Romeo’s family) are white, and the Capulets (Juliet’s family) are black – reveals precious little, and definitely nothing new, about this classic tale.
I’m not going to sit here and write that if you’re gay, then you should come out today. I don’t think it’s necessary to wear your “Sorry Girls I’m Gay” shirt to work or to deck out your office with rainbow flags, however I’m in your corner if you feel that this is the right time to come out to those around. If you’re looking for resources to help with that decision, then I refer you to the Human Rights Campaign website for a look at the resources they offer.
Instead, I’m pleading with the straight people today. Maybe a few will pick-up this article on the search engines or someone will share it with them in honor of National Coming Out Day.
Over the last few years, Clint Holmes has established himself as a cabaret artist of great sensitivity and intelligence in his annual residencies at the Cafe Carlyle. Holmes has been a Las Vegas performer for some time, but exhibits none of the negative qualities you associate with Vegas. He only has the good Vegas stuff: He is nothing if not sincere and authentic, and possesses a magnetic stage presence and a practiced but subtle showmanship that underlines what’s important in the show without overselling it.