Manuel Betancourt

'Theater' Posts

Patti Issues, or How Queer Fandom is Alive & Well

“With the same peremptory familiarity did many of us who would become gay men feel addressed by the Broadway musical, which hailed us as directly as if it had been calling out our names, and met us so well that in finding ourselves called for, we seemed to find ...

Queer Boys & Mx Bond, or How Vivian Bond suffuses The Drift with a spiky queer sensibility

Lana Turner has collapsed! I was trotting along and suddenly it started raining and snowing and you said it was hailing but hailing hits you on the head hard so it was really snowing and raining and I was in such a hurry to meet you but the traffic was acting exactly like the sky and suddenly I see a headline LANA TURNER HAS COLLAPSED! there ...

Pippin, or How we’re given the ol’ razzle dazzle

Pippin (Broadway Revival)

Dir. Diane Paulus (with illusions by Paul Kieve & circus acts created by Gary Snyder) Starring. Patina Miller, Matthew James Thomas, Terence Mann, Charlotte D’Amboise, Erik Altemus, Rachel Bay Jones & Andrea Martin.

I caught the recent revival of Pippin with a friend who was visiting and, despite not knowing much about the show (other than ...

THATCamp Performing Arts 2013

Today was the first day of THATCamp Performing Arts 2013. It was also my first day at a THATCamp (un)conference. And I gotta say, it was kind of fantastic. Props to Kimon Keramidas and everyone at the Martin E. Segal Theater Center for what was a great first day. For those ...