Seat Filler: NYC Theater Guide for July 2012
BY Brandon Voss
July 26 2012 5:00 AM ET
Celebrating the life of Nigerian revolutionary Fela Kuti — alternately inhabited by Sahr Ngaujah and Adesola Osakalumi— the 2009 musical is back on Broadway, transforming the Hirschfeld into Kuti’s infamous Lagos nightclub, the Shrine. There’s a scary, somber edge to the political strife, but it’s mostly a colorfully rump-shaking, hip-thrusting tribute to the Afrobeat legend with Tony-winning choreography by out director Bill T. Jones.
Al Hirschfeld Theatre, through August 4.
Jurassic Park gets a silly yet surprisingly respectful transgender twist in this massively entertaining rock musical spoof, which was a 2010 FringeNYC favorite. Narrated by a white actor playing Morgan Freeman, a pack of naïve female dinosaurs — Lysistrata Jones alums Alex Wyse and Lindsay Nicole Chambers are comic standouts — go into a tailspin when a DNA mutation makes a T. rex (Claire Neumann) sprout male genitalia.
SoHo Playhouse, through August 5.
- Colo. Bakery's Refusal to Bake Gay Wedding Cake Is Discrimination, Judge Rules
- Op-ed: Why I Filmed My Coming Out Journey
- WATCH: Elton John Slams 'Inhumane, Isolating' Anti-LGBT Laws In Russia
- Hot Sheet: Hark the Herald Angel Swings
- WATCH: What Do These Gay Hockey Players Want for Christmas?
- Lady Gaga Congratulates Tom Daley, Urges Boycott of Sochi Olympics
- Marriage Equality Washington's Weddings Were 17 Percent Gay Last Year 44 min 9 sec ago
- Marriage Equality Colo. Bakery's Refusal to Bake Gay Wedding Cake Is Discrimination 1 hour 44 min ago
- Art In the Galleries: Transformer 4:00 AM
- Politics WATCH: Elton John Slams Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws Onstage December 06 2013 8:40 PM
- Women American Horror Story: Coven -- Ritual Witch-ual December 06 2013 8:30 PM
- Travel Wanna Win a Wedding in West Hollywood? December 06 2013 7:26 PM
- Election Nebraska Republican Vying for Mantle as Most Antigay in Primary December 06 2013 6:53 PM