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 6:10 PM ET

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JOMAMA JONES: RADIATE X390 (NISHA SONDHE) | ADVOCATE.COM

Jomama Jones: Radiate
If I hadn’t known she was actually the drag creation of performance artist Daniel Alexander Jones — credited in the program as “Jomama’s cousin” — I might’ve believed that Jomama Jones truly was an ’80s soul diva launching a comeback after years of self-imposed European exile. Though better suited to an intimate cabaret, Jomama’s jazzy grooves and spiritual-sassy banter were as tasty as her backup singers, the Sweet Peaches.
Soho Rep, closed January 15.

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Green Eyes
Out director Travis Chamberlain fearlessly staged the New York premiere of Tennessee Williams’s explosive 1970 one-act in a hotel room, transforming the intimate 14-seat space into a N’Awlins honeymoon hovel. Adam Couperthwaite and Erin Markey played with fire as a shell-shocked soldier and his combatively lascivious wife — a comment on heterosexual deviance as Williams came out publicly — and the audience felt the heat.
Hudson Hotel, closed January 30.

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