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BOYS IN THE BAND and RATCHED
Last Edit: lordofspeech 10:17 pm EDT 10/03/20
Posted by: lordofspeech 10:12 pm EDT 10/03/20

These are netflix programs with theatrical pedigrees. I hope it’s okay to write about them here. Besides ths glamour of movie celebrities, truly accomplished theatre artists like Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Paulson, Finn Wittrock, and AMANDA PLUMMER are in Ratched.

And of course BOYS IN THE BAND (which latest version I did not see onstage) is fascinating for its period and the writer’s skill. The play is as embeddded in my brain as Albee’s VIRGINIA WOOLF or as HAMLET. Language, language, language. And such an exercise in style and in how the performance of being gay has and has not shifted in all these years. I still think the Hank character has the surest-footed of all the storylines, but I do suggest students of acting watch it for so much that works and some that doesn’t.
Little things got changed. « Backstage, New Moon » is now something else.....the memories do linger on.
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