Cory Michael Smith of "C*ck". Image via YouTube.
C*ck, the controversial new British import by Mike Bartlett, begins previews Off-Broadway on May 1 at the Duke Theater — but what exactly is C*ck? Well, first off, it’s an Olivier Award-winning play that tackles sexual politics in our post-gay world as a young man falls in love with a woman, much to his boyfriend’s displeasure. Secondly, it’s a show that is causing ripples because its title can’t be printed by some news outlets. In addition, and speaking from experience, it’s part of a phrase (“c*ck play”) that one should be very careful about googling; my browser history is still blushing. Try “c*ck play off-broadway” perhaps?
But don’t take my word for it, watch this video sneak preview as the cast and creative staff explain it all for you…
Andrew Garfield & Finn Wittrock in "Death of a Salesman". Photo by Brigitte Lacombe.
It’s raining men in a drenched round-up of the week’s theater headlines:
Gavin Creel. Photo by Monica Simoes.
Supporting the March 20 release of his new album Get Out, my imaginary boyfriend and double Tony-nominee Gavin Creel will perform two sold out concerts at Joe’s Pub March 19. For those of us who don’t have tickets (or who are barred from attending because of restraining orders), the wonders of modern technology will allow us to watch it all via livestream on the web, Monday night at 9:30.
- Remember the Ricky Martin video where everyone is dancing around in a sexy deluge? Well, it was like that (except not so sexy, I assume) on the stage of Martin’s revival of Evita when a fire safety mechanism misfired and drenched the stage after the first preview Monday night. The Tuesday night and Wednesday matinee performances were canceled for clean-up and a rehearsal.
Categories: The Buzz An Iliad, andrew garfield, broadway news, broadway revival, Danny Boyle, david strathairn, death of a salesman, Denis O'Hare, evita broadway, Frankenstein, gavin creel, ghost musical, jessica chastain, joe's pub, matilda musical, mike nichols, new york theater workshop, Olivier Awards, Oscar Winner, philip seymour hoffman, ricky martin, ricky martin broadway, The Heiress
Image via www.legallyblondethemusical.co.uk
Perhaps that thing about Americans being hot for a British accent works in the other direction as well. The Society of London Theater handed out their prestigious Olivier Awards Sunday night and the top two prizes went to American works. Legally Blonde – The Musical was named Best New Musical and the MasterCard Best New Play award went to Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park. (Do the producers and playwright get unlimited credit for a year?) Topping off the Yankee invasion, music theater legend Stephen Sondheim was awarded the Olivier Special Award and fêted with an all-star tribute lead by Angela Lansbury. Check out the Olivier Awards website for a full list of winners and pictures from the event.