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Perez Reviews: 'Blank The Musical'

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If you're a fan of musicals and/or improv, then you will love the new and aptly titled Blank The Musical, currently running at our favorite off-Broadway venue, New World Stages.

The show is a fully improvised musical and the audience fills in all the blanks - title, lyrics and even helps out with the music.

A very funny (and young) cast bring to life this one-night-only musical and an equally skilled house band comes up with original music on the spot!

It's all super fun and playing for a limited time only.

We really enjoyed it and the only note we have - if it were to extend it's run - is that the audience interaction is limited to the first quarter of the show. After the setup is done so is the audience. It'd be really engaging and vicarious for all audience members if one or two were picked at certain parts to come up and be a part of the show.

We would not be surprised if a couple of these funny actors who can sing very well end up on Saturday Night Live.

So get your tickets to Blank The Musical and see them if they hit up your town or come back to NYC!

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Perez Reviews: Joy Behar's 'Me, My Mouth & I'

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If your'e a fan of The View, then you're a fan of Joy Behar.

And if you're a fan of Joy Behar, then you will really enjoy her new one-woman show, Me, My Mouth & I, now playing off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theater.

If you're a fan of The View, however, you will be disappointed that while Behar touches upon her time on the show and her former colleagues, she doesn't delve deep or spend much time on either. She doesn't share her opinions or true feelings on any of the above, instead just sharing funny one-liners.

Me, My Mouth & I is very enjoyable but suffering from an identity crisis. Not quite a show yet not quite a standup act.

It would have benefitted GREATLY from a theatrical director, something that Behar chose to forgo.

A great director would have helped Behar, who wrote the show, finetune her material and focus the star and the precious 90 minutes of a typical one-person show. While showing a clip from the 80s of a young Joy was fun, it didn't add much and we instead would have preferred to spend those minutes more wisely.

Behar mentioned her daughter once or twice and focused A LOT more time on aunts and other relatives, something we found very odd.

Minutes spent fawning over Catherine Beneuve seemed confusing and an attempt to tie a throughline through the show, which didn't quite work.

And while it wasn't a homerun, it was still - like we said above - "very enjoyable" and a great first effort at writing a one-woman show.

With a director on board and more fine-tuning, Me, My Mouth & I could transfer to Broadway and do quite well.

People love Joy Behar - us included! She is winning and we want to see her win!

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Perez Reviews: 'The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time'

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time is one of the best plays we have EVER seen!!!

Wildly inventive in every which way, the new show on Broadway explores some powerful themes. The three which resonated the most with us are…

- The untapped potential within all of us
- Not to judge or underestimate others
- The ties that connect us ALL together

These themes were explored in so many fun and fresh ways, all while being incredibly deep, moving and powerful.

The play revolves around a dog's murder and a 15 year old autistic boy determined to play detective and find the culprit.

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time is a drama, a comedy, a murder mystery and - most similarly - it moves and feels like a musical, even though it's a play.

If you liked War Horse, then you will like this show EVEN MORE!

Every single element is so inventive, from the superb writing and storytelling by Simon Stephens, to the illuminating and ever-changing set by Bunny Christie, which enhance the experience in infinite ways.

All this brilliantly put together by the director, Marianne Elliott, who cast a top-notch crew of actors that all delivered homeruns. However, in his Broadway debut, Alex Sharp, literally months out of acting school at Juilliard, gives a grand slam performance! The acting, the doing. He DID so much! He made it seem so effortless! Such a dynamic, real, beautiful performance!

Major hats off to everyone involved with The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time!!!

Run - and fast - to buy your tickets NOW!

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Sting Is Joining The Cast Of His Own Broadway Play The Last Ship! Last Ditch Effort To Try And Boost Sales??

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The Last Ship is a Broadway musical by 16-time Grammy winner Sting!!

What could've been an incredible show by an amazing artist turned out to be pretty underwhelming — we even reviewed the entire thing HERE if you'd like our in-depth analysis.

The play is pretty bleak and it takes a stab at being something great, but it just sadly falls short.

So we're not surprised by this move: Sting is joining the cast!!

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Perez Reviews: 'Lypsinka! The Boxed Set'

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After a long break from performing… Lypsinka is back!

Lypsinka is not a drag queen. She is a drag LEGEND! An icon that transcends the genre!

John Epperson, the man behind the femme fatale, is a huge talent and a fierce comedic actor - and we are thrilled that we got to see his Lypsinka! The Boxed Set greatest hits show in New York City on Friday night.

We had never seen "Lypsinka" before, so we didn't know what to expect. She is in her own lane, combining real old school drag miming and with impeccable timing and a fully realized show. Plenty of costume changes a rich set and oodles of glamour.

RuPaul girls have nothing on Lypsinka!

SO MANY highlights in the Boxed Set show, but the most brilliant and inspired segment was a recreation and reinterpretation of The Twelve Daze Of Christmas. We were in pain laughing!

What's also very impressive is that Epperson is performing The Boxed Set in repertoire with two other shows. That's a lot of material to have to remember!

Lypsinka is back, but for a very limited engagement. Get your tickets today. It's a must see!!!

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The Original Hedwig Returns! John Cameron Mitchell Is Coming Back To Broadway In The Role He Originated!

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Sometimes in order to go six inches forward you have to go five inches back.

And this January, Hedwig And The Angry Inch is taking it all the way back to the nub — er, the beginning!

After amazing runs by Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, and Michael C. Hall, the next electrifying performer to take on the role of Hedwig will be…

[ Photos: Michael C. Hall Will Give You A Standing Ovation In Your Pants As He Takes A Shirtless Bow! ]

John Cameron Mitchell!

The man who literally wrote the book is stepping back into the high heel boots and onto the Broadway stage in the role he originated. He wrote on Facebook:

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