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CD Review: “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Theater Cinderella Cast Recording

The Rodgers & Hammerstein score for Cinderella has the verve they always had – lots of those soaring Rodgers waltzes – even if it isn’t filled with immortal standards like Oklahoma or South Pacific. Laura Osnes sings the title role beautifully, particularly in her earnestly yearning take on “In My Own Little Corner”. On stage, Santino Fontana is charmingly awkward as Prince Topher, but here his duet with Osnes, “Ten Minutes Ago”, is simply charming. Marla Mindelle and Ann Harada are probably the funniest stepsisters ever, and Harada kills it in “Stepsister’s Lament”. Overall, a lovely rendering of a beautiful R & H score.

 

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Theatre Review: “Patti Issues”

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This one-man show is quite possibly the gayest show in town. Ben Rimalower, a director making his writing/performing debut with this piece, tells his own story of a gay man dealing with his estranged father – who is also gay – interspersed with Patti LuPone diva-worship. Gay, gay, gay!

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Ciara being sued by The Factory in West Hollywood for skipping their Gay Pride Party

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Ciara is being sued by West Hollywood hot spot, The Factory, after the hip hop artist bailed out of the Gay Pride pre-party.
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Billboard releases list of 25 Great Gay Moments In Music

Billboard Magazine's salute to gay pride

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This June, Billboard Magazine is paying tribute to LGBT Pride by releasing a containing “25 Great Gay Moments in Music.”

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Theatre Review: “The Little Mermaid”

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When I first saw wrongly-maligned Broadway Little Mermaid, I thought “what is everybody complaining about? This is solid musical theater entertainment.” It’s not visionary, not earth-shattering, just a tuneful love story that should thoroughly entertain the kiddies and divert the adults.

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