Seat Filler: NYC Theater Guide for March 2011

The Advocate’s man on the New York theater scene thumbs a ride on Priscilla, outs a gay Mormon, climbs Daniel Radcliffe’s corporate ladder, does ghetto drag with John Leguizamo, and brings Fanny Brice back from the dead.

BY Brandon Voss

April 07 2011 4:25 PM ET

THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON X390 (MARCUS) | ADVOCATE.COM 1 PIXEL GIF | ADVOCATE.COM

That Championship Season
Jason Miller’s celebrated 1972 dramedy reunites a group of state-champion basketball teammates with their coach on the 20th anniversary of their triumph to reminisce, fight, and drink. I can’t champion this cigar-stale revival, but if you’re a big fan of its stars — Kiefer Sutherland, Chris Noth, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, and Jason Patric, who happens to be the late playwright’s son — then you should score one of the hottest tickets in town.
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, through May 29. 

 Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo X390 (ROSEGG) | ADVOCATE.COM  

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Yes, he’s pretty funny as the grizzled existentialist ghost of a tiger at the start of the Iraq invasion, but Robin Williams is a lot more Good Will Hunting than The Birdcage in Rajiv Joseph’s very adult play — a Pulitzer Prize finalist — about violence, greed, and the absurd horrors of war. And yes, it can all feel a little preachy and pretentious, but it’s a stellar production helmed with a sure, graceful hand by gay director Moisés Kaufman.
Richard Rodgers Theatre, through July 3. 

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