Month: July 2017

Twelfth Night: An Irreverently Defiant Celebration

‘Twelfth Night’ serves as Emma Rice’s farewell to the Globe; it is clear that she was never going to leave quietly. Her ‘Season of Love’ began with Daniel Kramer’s controversial ‘Romeo and Juliet’ involving a gender-flipped Mercutio, an inflatable dinosaur costume and the titular characters meeting during a rendition of the YMCA. This all-singing, all-dancing production features similar irreverence with a lively spirit.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race – Shantay, You Stay

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” finished its ninth season last week in a hurricane of reveals: rose petals were unleashed, wigs were tossed, and masks were cracked open. Sasha Velour, a politically engaged oddball from Brooklyn, slaughtered the competition to be crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar. As she urged the audience to change the world, I was reminded of all that I love about the show.

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