Seat Filler: NYC Theater Guide for January 2011

The Advocate’s man on the New York theater scene sought warmth onstage throughout a snowy January with drag divas, lesbian campers, and tragic Tennessee Williams heroines.

BY Brandon Voss

February 01 2011 5:10 PM ET

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THE WHIPPING MAN X390 (MARCUS) | ADVOCATE.COM

The Whipping Man
Matthew Lopez, a gay Puerto Rican playwright who resides in Brooklyn with his partner, doesn’t just write what he knows. Instead, he’s created a fascinating drama about a Jewish confederate soldier who celebrates Passover with two former slaves in their charred Virginia home at the Civil War’s end, likening the Egyptian exodus to their newfound freedom. A grisly leg-amputation scene alone begs for a Broadway transfer.
Manhattan Theatre Club - Stage I, through March 13.

ROAD TO QATAR X390 (KRISSIE FULLERTON) | ADVOCATE.COM

The Road to Qatar!
After last year’s Yank!, the York Theatre Company stumbles with Stephen Cole and David Krane’s genial musical groaner based on their real-life Hope-and-Crosby-style road adventure as gay Jewish writers commissioned to create a musical spectacular for the Emir of Qatar. It’s a great story — think [title of show] meets Sex and the City 2 —and I’d love to hear every detail over drinks, but it makes for a hoary, amateurish show.
Theatre at St. Peter's, through February 27.

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