Friday, June 06, 2008

Xanadu: not just “children’s theatre for 40-year-old gay men”

I’ve seen this video on several different gay sites today. It is funny. Cheyenne Jackson and several male cast members from Xanadu along with Nathan Lane chat about the upcoming Tony awards and whether Xanadu is too gay to win an award.

We’ve got Tony fever! In one month we will be in New York City for our annual week of Broadway Theatre. This year we are seeing 12 shows in 8 days during the July 4th week.


2008 NYC theatre list:
August: Osage County - play
Sunday in Park with George - musical
The Phantom of the Opera - musical
Les Liaison Dangereuses - play
The 39 Steps - play
South Pacific - musical
Gypsy - musical
Passing Strange - musical
Young Frankenstein - musical
Adding Machine: A Musical
Kicking a Dead Horse
- play
Damn Yankees - musical (at City Center’s Encores with Cheyenne Jackson!).
UPDATE: Just added a 13th show, A Catered Affair - musical. Hope nothing closes between now and the first week in July. Last year 3 shows closed before we got there to see them.

Last year’s 2007 New York Broadway trip:
Year of Magical Thinking – play (Vanessa Redgrave)
10 Million Miles – musical by Patty Griffin, (Matthew Morrison, Mare Winningham)
In the Heights - musical
Frost/Nixon – play (Frank Langella, Michael Sheen)
Kerry Butler and Cheyenne Jackson in XanaduRent - musical
Deuce- play (Angela Lansbury, Marian Seldes)
Sessions - musical
Inherit the Wind – play (Christopher Plummer, Brian Dennehy)
Mary Poppins - musical
Curtains – musical (David Hyde Pierce, Debra Monk)
Grey Gardens – musical (Christine Ebersole)
110 in the Shade - musical (Audra McDonald, John Cullum)
- musical (Cheyenne Jackson, Tony Roberts)

2006 New York Broadway trip:
Sweeney Todd - musical (Patti LuPone, Michael Cerveris)
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris - musical
Monty Python's Spamalot - musical
The History Boys – play (Richard Griffiths)
The Lieutenant of Inishmore – play
Faith Healer – play (Cherry Jones, Ralph Fiennes)
Pig Farm - play
The Color Purple - musical (LaChanze)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - musical (Jonathan Pryce, Norbert Leo Butz, Lucie Arnaz)
Spring Awakening - musical by Duncan Sheik
Drowsy Chaperone – musical


Jess said...

Wow, you guys are serious Broadway fans, aren't you? Well, Cheyenne certainly is easy to look at! :) And the video is hysterical.

On one of your visits, we should get together, at least for drinks and/or dinner!

Esther said...

Wow, you've got a great lineup! I loved A Catered Affair, August: Osage County, South Pacific, Gypsy, The 39 Steps and Passing Strange. The 39 Steps really is a fun show. If you haven't seen it, I recommend watching the Alfred Hitchcock movie beforehand.

Anonymous said...

I would skip Adding Machine -- I saw it tonight and regret losing 90 minutes of my life. I'm in town seeing like you 9 shows in 7 days. p.s. A Catered Affair was wonderful. Have a great trip.

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