Dada Woof Papa Hot, will hit the note with the gay couples who have entered parenthood and have given up their non-monogamous life styles for marriage and family. Like most every show, TV or theatre, dealing with this subject it is one dimensional and in a word boring. The difference between this play, which deals with gay dad’s is that it is stereotypical of straight lives except that straight couples don’t go to Fire Island to do it in the bushes or in groups unless we are talking about the 60’s. When I realized the playwright Peter Parnell wrote the script to the musical Hunchback of Notre Dame and the revival of On a Clear Day, I understood why I found this whole evening trite and way longer than the ninety minutes.
The play concerns two privileged gay couples living in New York. Rob (Patrick Breen), mid-40s, is a therapist married to Alan (John Benjamin Hickey), 50, a journalist who writes for The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker. Like most writers he wants to write the great American novel, his memoir. They have a 3-year-old daughter, Nicola, who has not yet bonded with Alan and vise a versa.
As the play begins they meet up with a new couple who are considerably younger. Scott (Stephen Plunkett), who works in private equity, and Jason (Alex Hurt), a painter. They have two boys. Their conversations revolve around their children, preschool and work.
The next night over dinner at Rob and Alan’s Rob and Alan’s straight married friends Broadway Composer Michael (John Pankow) and stay at home mom Serena (Kellie Overbey), we learn more about Alan’s bonding problems with Nicola. Michael confesses he had the same bonding problem and casually states he has been having an affair with an actress, Julia (Kathy McCafferty normally played by Tammy Blanchard). Julia’s husband is supposedly gay. Alan who is scandalized tells Michael he should end it, as he is working on an article called the “fidelity gene.”
Fidelity like a angry web becomes an issue for all involved.
The cast is top, of their game with Hickey and Plunkett excelling. Scott Ellis keeps the pace, but it is a shame the dialogue and the subject matter bog the action down. John Lee Beatty’s set and the way it maneuvers is truly wonderful.
Dada Woof Papa Hot : Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center; until Jan. 31st.
So You Wanna Be A Rockette….Open Auditions Are Here
Are you at least 18 years old, between 5’5 5 feet, 10 1/2 inches tall in stocking feet? Are you proficient at jazz and tap. The choreography of the dance numbers is demanding, complex, and rigorous in its precision. You need first-rate technique. If you do audition registration for the Radio City Rockettes, ensemble and more is officially open for the 2023 Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes presented by QVC. Audition to be a part of New York City’s favorite holiday tradition and register today.
Dancers auditioning for the Radio City Rockettes will also be considered for Rockettes Conservatory, the dance company’s invite-only, week-long training intensive, which serves as the main talent pipeline for the line.
The auditions will be held April 20th with call backs April 21 and April 22. For male identifying dancers who sing that audition is April 26.
Female Identifying Dancers*, Voice Ensemble and Principal Roles will be cast through invited agent calls only – there will be no open call audition for these roles.
*Includes gender expansive identities (trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming and gender queer.)
The Radio City Rockettes are a world-renowned dance company known for their athleticism and iconic precision style combining elements of ballet, jazz, and tap, as well as techniques of modern and contemporary dance. In addition to the Christmas Spectacular, the Rockettes perform annually in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Christmas in Rockefeller Center tree lighting, and have appeared on some of the biggest events in entertainment, including the Tony Awards, the MTV VMAs, the NYC Pride Parade, and “Saturday Night Live.” Most recently, the Rockettes were featured in the Hallmark movie “A Holiday Spectacular” and performed with Mariah Carey in her holiday special filmed at Madison Square Garden, “Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to All!”
As a Rockette, dancers have access to excellent benefits, including year-round health insurance, a competitive 401K, and a tuition assistance program for accredited and approved courses, as well as a reimbursement plan for many voice, dance, technique, wellness, and fitness classes.
Did you Know Andrea Bocelli and Hauser Performed Live In Times Square?
Celebrating the release The Journey: A Music Special from Andrea Bocelli, Andrea Bocelli and Hauser performed Melodramma Live in Times Square.
Combining world-class musical performances with intimate conversations across the awe-inspiring Italian countryside, The Journey: A Music Special from Andrea Bocelli is an exploration of the moments that define us, the songs that inspire us, and the relationships that connect us to what matters most. You can see this film produced by Fantom events April 2 – 9. You can get tickets here.
Watch Bocelli and his wife Veronica travel on horseback along Italy’s Via Francigena, an ancient road traveled by pilgrims for centuries in the footsteps of the apostles and saints. Along the way, they are joined by friends Michael W. Smith, Tori Kelly, Tauren Wells, and TAYA for world-class musical performances in some of Italy’s most magnificent venues and majestic locations.
Following a blessing from the Pope, Bocelli’s children Matteo and Virginia make appearances in this amazing adventure, as well as musicians and singers Katherine Jenkins, Clara Barbier Serrano, 2Cellos, 40 Fingers, and many others.
T2C Talks With Rajesh Bose on Life Of Pi’s Opening Night and More
Lolita Chakrabarti’s Life Of Pi, the new drama is adapted from the novel by Yann Martel makes its Broadway debut tonight at the Gerald Schoenfeld theatre. T2C talked with Rajesh Bose who plays Pi’s father.
Rajesh is an actor who has worked regional and Off-Broadway. He performed with The Bedlam Theatre Company in The Crucible and Pygmalion, Henry VI forNAATCO), Against The Hillside for the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Indian Ink at the Roundabout, Oslo at St. Louis Rep, Mary Stuart at the Folger Theatre, Guards at the Taj for Capital Stage, Disgraced at Playmakers Rep, Huntington Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre winning the Connecticut Critics Circle Award and an IRNE Nomination. The Who & The What at Gulfshore Playhouse and The Invisible Hand at the Westport Country Playhouse and Hartford TheaterWorks.
Rajesh’s film and television roles include “Quantico”, “Blue Bloods”, “Elementary”, “Blacklist”, “Damages”, “Nurse Jackie”, “Madame Secretary”, “The Good Wife”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Criminal Minds”, the series finale of “The Sopranos”, and the Academy Award nominated film Frozen River.
T2C wish the Life of Pi and very happy opening.
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