Seat Filler: The Advocate's Guide to New York Theater 

Our man on the New York theater scene checks out Kim Cattrall, Patti LuPone, Jackie Hoffman, naughty gay boy scouts, and a same-sex kiss for Harry Connick Jr.

BY Brandon Voss

December 22 2011 5:00 AM ET

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 An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin X390 (MARCUS) | ADVOCATE.COM

An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin
Between a dour “Another Hundred People” opening and a dreary Carousel medley finale, LuPone and Patinkin have a little fun with a romantic song selection heavy on Sondheim, Kander and Ebb — two 70, Girls, 70 numbers! — and Rodgers and Hammerstein. It’s a surreal treat to see LuPone roll around on an office chair, but only die-hard fans need attend; one hoping for greatest hits may be disappointed with all but a brief Evita reunion.
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, through January 13.

 Wild Animals You Should Know X390  (MARCUS) | ADVOCATE.COM

Wild Animals You Should Know

Helmed by out director Trip Cullman, MCC’s comely staging of Thomas Higgins’s unsettling and uneven dark comedy goes camping with indiscriminately attention-seeking sociopath Matt (Jay Armstrong Johnson) and openly gay geek Jacob (Gideon Glick), teen Boy Scouts whose sexual exploration — “I’m not gay; you just give good head,” Matt tells lovesick Jacob — leads to the ruthless outing of a gay scoutmaster (John Behlmann).
Lucille Lortel Theatre, closed December 11.

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