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CD Review: “Pippin” (New Broadway Cast Recording)

CD Pippin

Pippin is definitely an important show – it was the first American musical to successfully combine pop-rock with traditional musical comedy structure. And composer Stephen Schwartz’s score is exceptionally tuneful and memorable, which is well represented in this recording of the latest Broadway revival. The real news here is Andrea Martin as Pippin’s grandmother – I have never seen somebody truly stop the show with thunderous applause the way she does with her big number “No Time At All”. While the recorded version doesn’t have the visual kick of her performance, it does have a vast choir of fans including the likes of Michael Musto singing along with her, on top of a beautifully arranged chorus from the show’s cast – it casts a different, but still exciting, spell of its own.

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For more reviews and interviews by Jonathan Warman, see his blog Drama Queen.

Cabaret Review: Jackie Hoffman

Jackie Hoffman 2013

Jackie Hoffman, one of the city’s best comic singing actresses, creates cabaret acts that tell hilarious self-deprecating tales about the sad state of her career. It really doesn’t matter if she’s actually doing fine career-wise, she always manages to find the wickedly funny downside.

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Parent offers 10 ways to support your gay child

10 Ways to support your gay kid

While browsing the web, I came across this article on The Huffington Voice Gay Voices written by one of their contributors named Amelia.  In her pieces, Amelia offers 10 ways to support your gay child.  I think you’ll agree, she hits the nail on the head.

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CD Review: “Kinky Boots” (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

CD Kinky Boots

This is a splashly, colorful, drag-filled joyride of a show, with a soft-sold message of tolerance that never gets in the way of high-energy production numbers. Those numbers sound truly smashing on this lovingly produced cast recording, which has the bright energy and finish of a rock record. Cyndi Lauper’s music is appropriately emotional and propulsive. “History of Wrong Guys” is marvellously specific; delivered with wonderful comic timing by Annaleigh Ashford, it’s one of the album’s high points. Listening to this is almost as much as fun as seeing Kinky Boots, something not every cast recording achieves!

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For more reviews and interviews by Jonathan Warman, see his blog Drama Queen.

I’m Just Saying by Kenyatta Khan: Dina Delicious puts the heart back in Greenhouse

I'm Just Saying

I'm Just Saying Dina Delicious Greenhouse Two of Hearts“Two of hearts/ Two hearts that beat as one.”

An 80‘s pop song that has been fabulously revamped by one of my dearest friends, and one of New York City’s nightlife elite, Dina Marie Delicious! She performed her cover at Vandam, Sunday night’s “IT” party at Greenhouse. The show was simply amazing and I’m sure everyone had a great time; I know I did.

To be quite honest though, I really haven’t been having as much fun as I used to at Greenhouse.

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