Sunday, April 25, 2010


Hello everyone,

This is just a status update on what's up with our blog. I (Carlos) have made my home for the summer on Cherry Grove, and Rhett is still haunting the sets of some great Television Shows and doing some work for a feature motion picture. We are not going to be able to review show together for a couple of weeks until I get the hotel open for the summer. But if I can get away for a day or so we will try and fit in a show if our schedules allow. In the mean time Rhett will still review and post what he has seen, and I will do like wise. I will also be reviewing the 2010 summer season of the Cherry Grove Arts Project. This group of talented writers actors and stage hands produce 5 to 6 Broadway style shows during the summer in Cherry Grove. I am excitied and can't wait to see what they have up thier sleaves this year. So stay tuned and please remeber to sign up to follow our blog.

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Carlos and Rhett

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Hey Kids this week Rhett and Carlos are joined by a special guest reviewer, our lovely and talented friend David we hope you enjoy our review and don’t forget to sign up to follow our blog. See ya on the Boards.

Carlos’s Review

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

April 9th

Public Theater

Arriving my customary 8 hours before the rest of the crew joined me, well ok more like half an hour early. I pushed my through the throng of Happy Hour goers to get to the bar and order my customary drink, all together now, Bourbon and Soda mostly Bourbon. Tonight’s pre theater rally point is Pieces, as Stalwart of Christopher Street bars. This is usually a jumping off spot or a place to end up as one begins or ends what is known as the Christopher Street Shuffle. Pieces located on Christopher Street between 6th ave and Gay Street. Pieces have always been known for their multi demographic appeal. , and with somewhat friendly bartenders and an always varied selection of entertaining videos playing. This bar offers a great and almost unheard of Happy Hour, from 2pm (Yes 2pm) till 8pm you can get $2 well and beer drinks. And in this uncertain economic time, it’s nice to know that you can get faded on $20 bucks as early as 4pm trust me I have done it. I digress, so this evening Rhett and I were joined by David and Nate. It’s always fun to make a “girls night out” and this evening proved to be just that. So after a couple of rounds we made our way to the Public Theater in Astor place a nice brisk 15 min walk from the bar. Arriving 20 min prior to Curtain (SHOCKING!!!! I know) we chatted and carried on like good friends do and made our way into what would be a very interesting 90 min.

What happens when Schoolhouse rock, meets Robot Chicken, Meets South Park with an Emo rock sound track?

You get Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, this strange history lesson on America’s 7th President. I know you must be thinking a musical about Andrew Jackson? Who’s going to want to see a musical about the guy who sent 1000’s of Native American’s on a death march to what is now Oklahoma? Well to be honest this History geek right here, come on who wouldn’t want to be entertained with songs like”

“Populism Yeah, Yeah” or a Fucked up version of the Classic “10 little Indians Song.”

This production started out at the Center Theater Group in Los Angeles, a few years of reworking and smaller stages it has been morphed into this amazing 90 min show at the NEWMAN within the Public Theater. From the moment you enter the theater you are already hit but a sense of something cool is going to happen. The house is an extension of the stage and it looks like a cross between the The Box (an ultra hip and shabby chic night club) and Alice’s Tea Cup. The walls are adorned with the portraits of ex presidents, policy and law makers from the early 19th century. Decidedly the band is on stage for the production, as to give a heads up to the tongue and cheek that would be on the evening’s agenda. The drummer has a on his Bass Drum a Stylized A J with a lighting bolt between the A and J ala AC/DC. Jackson’s comes on to the stage and asks the audiences are you ready to Rock? And thus the show begins.

Ok some quick background:

Andrew Jackson

Born 1767 Died 1845 age 78

7th President of the United States


Military Governor of Florida 1821

Commander of the American forces at the Battle of New Orleans 1815

He was a polarizing figure in 1820’s and 1830’s American Politics, helped shape the Modern Democratic Party.

Married to Rachel Donelson Robards; who was still married when Jackson was courting her and there is some legal grey area as to if she was actually divorced when she married Jackson, and who sadly died two weeks after Jackson’s 1828 Presidential Victory.

Believer in Populism

Populism: is a type of political-social thought which juxtaposes “the People” against “the Elites”, and urges social and political system changes. Cambridge dictionary defines Populism as “political ideas and activities that are intended to represent ordinary people’s needs and wishes.”

Jackson’s legacy as president and political figure in the Pantheon of American Presidents is to this day a bit of a question mark. Was he a champion for popular democracy, a champion for the liberty of White Men? Or was he an American Hitler, as from the Playbill an excerpt from a Los Angeles Times Article by Carl Byker, suggests quote” Is he a president whose accomplishments we should celebrate or a president whose failures we should apologise for?” And with his support of Slavery and the heavy handedness on his policy of Indian Removal, Historians to this day take a mixed view of this man who was pivotal in re shaping American Politics. With this said, it is an ambitious task that Alex Timbers, writer and director, along with Michael Friedman, Music and Lyrics, tackle how to portray this man in a different light It also had tones of comparing the most current revival of Populism, basically the election and candidates of 2008 vs. the election and candidates of 1828. One of the down falls of Populism is that one has to be everything to everyone and therein lays the problem, as our current president is starting to realize.

With a book that is at times funny, harsh and well researched, and music that harkens back to Spring Awakening, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson has a taken what could have been a dry history lesson to a whole new level, and allows the audience to take a look back on their 11th grade History lesson with a contemporary and different view.

Handsome, Heartthrob Benjamin Walker as Jackson gives a rock star performance with some great and cutting edge humor and is supported by a vibrantly funny cast that has the timing down to a science, and with Lighting by Donyale Werle and Set design by Justin Townsend, this team framed the ensemble with an edgy East Village feel. I will say with a few tweaks this production could totally make the great leap up town to Broadway. Notable performances include the The Storyteller, Colleen Werthmann and in her motorized wheelchair add, a bit of well humored essential Historical facts to the performance even after surviving a gun shot to the neck (wink). The Comic styling of Jeff Hiller as John Quincy Adams and Lucas Near-Verbrugghe as a Twinkie munching Martin Van Buren added to the richness of this extremely lively, fresh, and enthusiastic cast and crew. The one thing that I noticed about this show was that it did not take its self to seriously. Which is essential when you are trying present subject matter that can easily be misconstrued as pretentious?

It’s new and original theater like this, that I am reminded why I love Musical Theater, this show left my colleagues and I to have a very loud and long discussion on the street of Manhattan about the production it’s self and about Andrew Jackson in general. (Read David’s review for a more in depth angle of this point)

All I have to say is Andrew F*cking Jackson for President

On a scale of Top, Bottom or Versatile,

I give it a Versatile, with a lot of heavy petting.

David’s Review

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

If you wiki Andrew Jackson you will discover, as I have, that not only was he the 7th president of our nation and the founder of the Democratic Party but he also was known as "Old Hickory" in reference to his toughness and stubbornness as a leader. The reference is notable because it serves as a veiled theme in the new rock musical”BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON" now playing at the public theater. Director and writer Alex Timbers has tried to make what could easily be an hour on the History channel into a modern rock musical in the vein of "Spring Awakening" meets "Rocky Horror" with much success and much confusion.

"Bloody" starts with a comedic look at the upbringing and early life of Jackson starting in his birthplace. With highlights that include the deaths of his immediate family, the battle of New Orleans, his contradictory adoption of a Native American child, and his true love slash adulterous relationship with a woman named Rachel. Bored yet???? ) Well you shouldn't be because the incredibly talented cast led by a hot and heavy Benjamin Walker, arm themselves with a fresh score and take aim at killing the boringness that made one want to sleep in history class (or possibly want to shoot their history teacher lol) and tries to turn it into American History that one would work out to on their IPOD.

Walker Arrives like a rock star who could easily be on an Abercrombie ad and holds his own creating a caricature of Jackson that is comedic and informative if not controversial to some modern day historians. "I'm fucking Andrew Jackson” He announces and then we fly off on a Spinal Tap take on the former President. Walker is charismatic, what his voice lacks his body and comedic timing make up for and his cast mates provide him with professional vocals that more than make up for his lack of range. The music is sometimes disjointed from the actual story but shows impressive emerging talent from creator Michael Friedman.

Ranging from an interesting and morbidly funny take on the "Ten little Indians" kids song to a song dedicated to the glory's of Populism, Friedman is both funny and innovative with his writings incorporating jabs at, not only the old politics of Jackson's day, but also today's "Tea" obsessed versus "yes we can" politics. All the while we are taken on a journey through history that comes to settle on the darkest part of Jackson's presidency, the Trail of Tears Massacre. It is here where the musical finds it seriousness, and to some extent its heart. It is obvious that the creators have their own view on "Old Hick" and his treatment of the American Indian race (which is something to be debated.) But in a rock musical that starts fun the sharp turn to the land of serious seemed a little too jarring.

And here is where I take issue with the new kind of musical that has emerged in the past years. Call me crazy but although I have deep appreciation for the evolution the that art form I find myself often confused on the divorcing relationship going on recently between song and the spoken word in the modern day musical. Gone it seems are the days when the song advanced the story that provides a vehicle for the narrative to breathe and grow. Now we have songs that, taken out of context, could never be traced back to their original show. Do not get me wrong "Bloody" has moments where the songs do carry the story but the connection seemed tempered at best and in a musical that tries to take on a this much history I found that there could have been much less tongue and cheek and more depth and information then what was presented in the music. I am not suggesting that the tone of the songs was wrong, quite to the contrary; the problems lay in the lack of imagination in the lyric not the score. I understand that I may be in the minority in this instance, especially because my fellow theatergoers almost stoned me to suggest the play was anything but a brilliant piece of fresh air, but I found myself enjoying but not absorbing the story which, in my opinion, should be the epicenter of any work on the stage. It is one thing to write a great song it is another to write many songs that tell a story together.

On a Scale of Top, Bottom, or Versatile

I give this show a Versatile

Rhett’s Review

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Friday April 9th

It's always fun to get a group of gays (a.k.a: a "swish" of Gays! together to go to the theater and compare notes plus opinions afterwards. My fab 4/sex + the city girls consisted of Me (Carrie), Carlos (Samantha), Nate (Charlotte), + David (Miranda). 4 single fabulous gals, who needed no excuse to slip on a pair of Blahniks, grab a cocktail (or 6) and hit the town!
"Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" has no celebrity names, a terrible title, and a bizarre subject matter...AND I LOVED IT!
When you walk into the public theater you know right away that you are not in midtown anymore! The ceiling and walls are covered with Tibetan tapestry, and paisley prints; faded revolutionary paintings and presidential portraits. It's like a civil war era version of a "Be-In" from 'Hair'!
The show is a 90 minute non stop high energy whirlwind of native American-genocide rock ballads, and sado-masochistic love songs.
As Andrew Jackson, Benjamin Walker is like walking colonial porn! Part Jonathan Groff, part Cheyenne Jackson, Walker isn't perfect by any means, BUT he IS perfect for this role and this show.
He is supported by a small cast that gives new meaning to the term Versatility. Smutty revolutionary girls gone wild, and queenie campy confederate boys constantly changing costumes mix it up as whiffenpoof uptight American forefathers, and modern day emo rockers.
As usual, I have to give props to 1 or 2 stand out performances. Although Walker is undoubtedly the Commander in Chief, James Barry steals the 11 o'clock number, a Jason Mraz/Greenday-esque power ballad self accompanied on acoustic guitar. Now David (Miranda) would use this number as a perfect example of a song that while pretty, smart and well sung, didn't propel the story and just seemed out of place. To him I say this...Bite Me! seriously, I believe that the inconsistent, slightly patchwork-y layout of the play actually helps motivate the audience to feel something. The story IS in there. And even if you don't get it all, you will at least feel the heartbeat and emotional depth that these songs convey.
I also have to mention Colleen Werthman, who channels a paraplegic Rachel Dratch, as The Storyteller-who, even after being shot in the neck, still lingers to excite and inform the audience about our sexy seventh president.
I would describe Bloody,Bloody as Spring Awakening meets Hair, with a dash of Avenue Q (tongue planted firmly in cheek!), and in my opinion, that is a recipe for Bloody, Bloody Brilliance! With a nip and a tuck I could happily see this twisted, sexy, innovative show movin' on up to the great white way!
Extended through May, RUN don't walk to see Walker in "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" at the Public Theater!

On a scale of Top, Bottom, or Versatile, I give this one a Power Top (but a little manscaping wouldn't hurt!)

Below is WYNC's Interview with Benjamin Walker and Alex Timbers


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises

April, 5 2010

8:00pm Broadway Theater

Carlos's Review

As usual Rhett was on set somewhere and I was temping at a large financial firm, when we decided on our rally point. Therapy on west 52nd street btw 8th and 9th ave. Therapy offers a 2 for 1 well drink special, and is a great pre and post theater meeting point for shows that are above 46th street. Lovingly called NoBro (North Broadway) I sat with my ubiquitous bourbon and soda, mostly bourbon and within a few minutes my theater partner arrived, carrying his customary fruity Vodka and Soda with a splash of something red. Time check: 10 minutes till curtain, and we’re off.!! Arriving with 4 minutes to spare which included a trip to the men’s room Rhett and I settled into our seats.

Promise, Promises is a musical set in 1962 written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David with the Book written by Neil Simon. The story is of a lowly single office worker Chuck Baxter (Sean Hayes), whose apartment is being used by upper managers for their illicit affairs, all with the promise of advancement. Chuck is in love with Fran Kubelik (Kristin Chenoweth) an employee cafeteria waitress, but has not professed his love for her. JD Sheldrake (Tony Goldwyn) company personnel manager calls Baxter to his office and asks him about his apartment, and strikes a deal to advance Chuck if he allows Sheldrake to use his apartment for his affair. Little does Baxter know that Sheldrake is having the affair with Fran as the show progresses it becomes clear that the affair between Fran and Sheldrake is not gong to be anything more than what it is and on Christmas Eve at Chuck’s apartment, after JD leaves Fran she takes some sleeping pills in a vain attempt at suicide? Chuck returns home to find Fran in his bed, he rescues her and in the process Fran starts to see the god guy that Chuck is and her heart falls for him. All is well worth the world.

Rob Ashford directed and choreographed this ambitious revival with the help of Scott Pask Scenic Design, Bruce Pask Costume Design and Donald Holder Lighting, this talented team brought a little 1962 to the Broadway Theater. Familiar tunes that were sung by the Carpenters, Dusty Springfield, and Dionne Warwick, filled the air, and for this theater hag, I was transported back to my childhood and hearing these songs playing in the background of my home. An interesting addition to this revival were the Pop Hits

I say a little prayer and A House is not a Home.

Both songs performed by Chenoweth with such sincerity and warmth. During the first Act finale number, A house is not a home. Ms. Chenoweth delivers a heart wrenching performance with lines like

“Now and then I call your name and suddenly your face appears but it’s just a crazy game. When it ends it ends in tears.” It’s with those final notes I find myself in a weeping heap in the aisle, well not really but I still could feel her pain.

The one musical number, which had been rumored to be cut from the show, its Turkey Lurkey Time was much anticipated by me and my colleague. My only experience with this number at first was the shrill and annoying 2007 version from the movie Camp. I was ale to find a performance on you tube which had the original cast performing at the 1969 Tony awards. After seeing this original version I was excited to see what Mr. Ashford would do with it. Without disappointing, Ashford drew upon the original Michael Bennett choreography and did justice to the much beloved number.

Sean Hayes and Tony Goldwyn tried to hold their own against Chenoweth in the musicality and performance that this show requires, but their singing was not stand out, but it wasn’t the train wreck that was Bye Bye Birdie. Attention also must be paid to Tony Award winner Katie Finneran who steals the beginning of the second act with a drunken slapstick scene with Hayes. In mounting a revival which is has a specific time period it can be a difficult undertaking, especially with a Jaded New York Audience, but the right combination of onstage and backstage talent, Promises, Promises felt fresh, and the themes of love, loss, and infidelity are still relevant today.

So as the show ends I am left with a few thoughts. Was this a good performance? Yes, will it have the staying power for a multi year run? No, but I think it will run for a goodly length, it wasn’t an OMG wow show but it definitely had some amazing singing from Chenoweth and some good comic bits by Hayes.

I am giving this Production of Promises Promises a Versatile with a tendency to be a Lazy Top.

Rhett's review

Promises, Promises, Starring Sean Hayes and Kristen Chenoweth
Written by Neil Simon, Burt Bacharach, and Hal David
Seen on Monday April 5th,2010

"just so you know...8pm is NOT Turkey Lurkey time!"
This was the text I received from my best friend Brant (aka-Porsche) as I was entering the theater to see "Promises, Promises"
He was right...turkey lurkey time was closer to 9:30.

I must admit, I had fairly low expectations for this revival of a 60's musical about a young office worker (Sean "Just Jack" Hayes) who loans out his apt. as a private brothel for the higher ups in his company as a means of climbing the corporate ladder.

The plot sounded kitschy and deluded, the concept seemed outdated, and even the little bit of music that I had heard sounded tinny and cheesy.

I was pretty surprised when I saw a show that had depth & darkness, characters that were relatable & real, and music that was somehow able to capture the style & emotion of the 60's while sounding very contemporary & relevant.

I give most of the credit to Kristen Chenoweth. This cast (which is very "look-appropriate”, like the cast of the TV show "Mad Men") is full of varied talents, but most of those talents DON'T include singing. Even Sean Hayes, with physical comedy bits that are way funnier than anything I ever saw him do on "Will and Grace”, has a decent, sustained voice, but a with ludicrous vibrato and no REAL music chops.

G-d Bless Kristen Chenoweth!

Every note that came out of her mouth was like honey trickling all over the stage and I want to lick up every last drop! (Ooh, that sounds dirty)
To hear that the producers decided to add in the songs "I say a Little Prayer for you”, and” AA House is Not a Home" put me off a bit at first. I was sure these were unnecessary "hits" thrown into the show to give some familiarity (and sell a few more Cast Recordings). But listening to Chenoweth captivate the crowd with the bubbly "Say a Little Prayer", and then break your heart with the introspective "House is not a Home" was like getting a couple of extra gifts for Chanukah!

I also have to give special props to 2 stands out performances. Dick Latessa (Tony award as "Hairspray’s Wilbur Turnblad) plays the sweet, sarcastic old doctor who lives next door to Hayes and assumes all of the "shenanigans" going on are Hayes and his Harem of Whores! His lovable persona, and dead pan delivery gave Mr.Latessa a few brilliant moments that stole the show.

Also, Katie Finnerans brilliant 15 minutes of fame left me wanting more. Finneran portrayed "Margie MacDougal" the drunken floozy that Hayes picks up in a bar when he finds out his secret crush (Chenowith) has been sleeping with his boss,in HIS OWN Apartment! Finneran created a character that was so original, so amusing, and so ridiculously captivating, that she actually stole laughs from Hayes! When she asks his name and he says "C.C. Baxter”, and she moans, gutterally "Oooooh, Initials! That’s hot". Or when she asks if he likes her fur and exlplains,"It's real Owl! know, the birds with the big eyes that go 'whoooo!'..." These are moments that made an otherwise dark and heavy 2nd act much more fun and enjoyable.

Turkey Lurkey time IS STILL in the show (contrary to some terrible rumors being spread by drag doll Mimi ImWrong! lol), and thank heavens for that loosey goosey number! It really popped, mixing choreography with some of the original Bennette sass, mixed with some of "Camp’s Jerry Mitchell electricity, and polished it with Rob Ashford's sparkle.
Overall I was pleasantly surprised with a show that could have been senseless and banal, but was brought to life by a few Ovation worthy performances.

On a scale of Top, Bottom, or Versatile, I give "Promises, Promises" a Versatile (with some Top tendencies!)

Just a Little something to brighten your day

Friday, April 9, 2010


Rhett's Review:

Looped, Starring Valerie Bertinelli...I mean Valerie Harper! Written by Matthew Lombardo.
Seen Wednesday, March 31st.

So I'm a bad Gay. I don't really know very much about Tallulah Bankhead (other than some fabulous drag queens I've seen who call themselves "The Duelling Bankheads")...but I can consider myself a bit more learned after having seen "Looped".
I have to start by saying that I have personally been victim to much hype over this show. And though there are 3 actors on stage,it's really a One Woman Show for Valerie Harper.
But the hype was well deserved!
From her first explosive entrance blasting,"FUCK LOS ANGELES!" til her last touching moments re-enacting Blanche Dubois' heartfelt monologue, Valerie Harper was rivetting,scathing,captivating,and Real. There better be a Tony nomination with her name on it.

If I had to make any criticism it would be the underuse of the brilliant Michael Mulheren (who stole every scene in "Kiss Me Kate" a few years back). The little stage time that he DOES get is delightfully engaging.
Brian Hutchison rounds out the cast as Danny,the poor sound engineer stuck in a studio with a drunk and "coked up" Tallulah trying to re-record (or "Loop") a single line of dialog from Bankheads last film. While Hutchison may not captivate or provoke the way that Harper can, he definitely holds his own opposite the larger than life Bankhead (no easy task).
I still laugh to myself (3 days later) when I think of the fabulously ludicrous jabs,jokes,and zingers (Tallula-isms) that flew off of Harpers acid tongue,one after another. My favorite is when Bankhead disappears for a LONG break,and returns to hear Danny asking "where were you? You've been gone for THREE HOURS". To which Bankhead replies "There was a LONG LINE in the ladies room..." she then wipes her nose and says "but it's gone now!"
Sex,drugs, and a "rockin' role" for Valerie Harper.
On a scale of "top","bottom",or "versatile"...I give "Looped" a Big Ol' TOP!

Carlos's Review:

The beginning of 2010 Theater Season with, the Jew. Started off with a laugh riot and introspective start. Starting off with half off drinks at the Ritz, my theater partner Rhett and myself made the sprint across Times Square. It seems to have become a bit of a Tradition that we are always left with 5 min before Curtain and a race to theater ensues. Regardless of where pre theater drinks and nibbles occur, on one occasion we were across the street from a show and almost missed the curtain but made it as the house lights went down.

This night was no exception after arriving on the wrong street we had two minutes till curtain and with a nice bourbon buzz going on we settled into our seats. House lights to half, cell phone announcement, house lights down, curtain up.

Looped, tells of a true event in which Famed Actress and Self proclaimed Alcoholic Tallulah Bankhead, had to re record a single line, from what was to be her last motion picture, Die! Die! My Darling. This seemingly simple task turned into an 8-hour day, to the chagrin of Film editor Danny Miller played by Brian Hutchinson. Bankhead played by TV’s Valerie Harper. Arrives late and in a whirlwind of profanity and self-importance, she bluntly states “FUCK LOS ANGELES”

The first act is chock full of one line zingers that made Tallulah famous, these lines to numerous to list are delivered with comic timing that can only come from a an actress so adept at her craft it lends it self to genius status. The line that did bring the house down included “New York City is made for morons, everything is numbered and if you get lost in New York you don’t deserve to be found.” Watching the scenes unfold and from the safety of the sound booth Steve, played by the ever talented Michael Mulheren. Seems to be the voice of reason at points and sometimes the devils advocate as Bankhead and Miller slug it out.

Well-written scripts by the play write Matthew Lombardo of Tea At Five, fame. Mr. Lombardo takes the audience into the caricature of Tallulah and at times extracts the vulnerability of this ageed actress as well breaking down the stoic nature and uptightness of Danny Miller. Beyond the drunken, pill popping, shocking vulgarity that made Tallulah Bankhead infamous, we as an audience can see that deep down this is a woman who needed attention albeit negative or positive. The themes of the evening that I gleaned was “DO something, take a lover, get drunk, take a vacation, but do something other than what you are doing now.”

Ms. Harper’s performance in this theatergoer’s opinion is worthy of a Tony Award Nomination and show’s that she is not just Rhoda Morgenstern. With the distinct characteristic of a well know personality it could have been easy for Ms. Harper to play the role up as a camp piece but we are given a true Broadway performance from an actress still at the top of her game.

Mr. Hutchinson also gives us a performance that is neurotic to the point of annoying, because the character is holding something back from the audience, and as the second act unfolds we are shown what that something is. Honestly emotional and thought provoking, Mr. Hutchinson allows the audience to be drawn into his own pain, and angst.

Looped is well worth the time and not to be missed. This what going to the theater is all about.

As stated before, this is a great way to start this theater bird’s season.

So on a Scale of Top, Bottom or Versatile

I give it a Big old Top

The Basics:

Alright so here are the basics of how this blog will go down.

Rhett and Myself (Carlos) will see a show and write two separate reviews. We are trying not to see each others reviews prior to posting but we will have discussed the show and hammer out some details. I am going for a more technical as for Rhett the wisenheimer that he is, will no doubt put a more comical insight to what we saw. Our evening will start out at a Gay bar near our theater and I will have a little blurb about where we went and what the Happy Hour offers are. We will try and post within a few days after seeing a show. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email us at

Who we are:
Rhett K is an Actor and Bartender in New York City, growing up in Long Island and a stones throw from Manhattan it was natural that with his talent he would be drawn to Broadway.

Carlos F is an unemployed Concierge who has spent the last 4 years in New York City, originally from San Diego, CA. Carlos was ready for a change and in 2006 he arrived in NYC with 5 Bags 600Bucks and a Dream.

The two met while Carlos was working at a Bar on the Upper East Side and the initial meeting was not very pleasant, but after a few more meetings a friendship developed and shortly there after the two started seeing Broadway shows together.

2010 Theater Season

Here it is 2010 and for myself (Carlos) and my theater buddy (Rhett) it is the beginning of our theater season. For the past 2 and half years Rhett and myself have gone to see a number of Broadway shows. So after a million and half shows we finally decided that instead of just regaling our friends with a verbal review of the shows we had seen, why not write a blog about it. So it here it is, I don't really know what will become of this but it's a just a fun thing we have decided to do and were it leads us is any ones guess. We hope you like what we have to say and will prompt you to go out and see all that the Great White Way has to offer.