Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Tonight Stuart, Andy, Tim, Andrew, Kevin, Michael, Andrew and I went to see Well-Strung. They were fab. Classically trained, pop sensibilities and mashups to die for. Hunky boys playing Taylor Swift meets Johan Sebastien Bach. Love it. And they have done a pro-Hillary Clinton song too. Hope they come back to London soon. http://youtu.be/SrEmQk3u88U
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Last night Andy, Kevin, Stuart and I went to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belsaco Theatre in New York's glitzy Broadway.
Starring Taye Diggs the show - well, more of a concert than a show really - told the story of Hedwig's journey from man to woman, from Germany to America and from shy introvert to blazing rock star.
Good though the production was Diggs was perhaps 'playing' Hedwig rather then 'being' her. The constant breaking of the fourth (and fifth?) wall with trans jokes, gay jokes, black jokes, and Broadway jokes meant we were never really immersed in her character. The audience lapped in up though with constant whopping and applause.
The band was tight and the singing clear so there was much to enjoy with highlights being the rollicking Sugar Daddy and wonderful Midnight Radio.
I wonder if a West End would work?