Tennessee Williams is best known for A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and The Glass Menagerie. The queer playwright was very prolific, though, and digging into his vast cannon has proven to be quite rewarding.
Williams is currently represented on Broadway with a revival of The Glass Menagerie, but The New Ohio Theater has just mounted an off-Broadway production of a lesser-known work that proves to be a far more compelling and entertaining experience.
The Mutilated was written later in Williams' career, and it is quite different from his most iconic work. It is very funny and almost surreal. A dark comedy that is in many ways a lot like a John Waters movie. Quite fittingly, screen legend and star of many a John Waters film, Mink Stole, plays the lead role in this play. And she is just magnetic!
Her delivery of a joke is the stuff you study in school. Her comedic timing is IMPECCABLE!
And Stole is accompanied on stage by the equally iconic Penny Arcade, performance art legend and downtown diva extraordinaire.
Arcade is the yin to Stole's yang in the play. She embodies the role of the boozy broad with a wink, lots of spunk and even more cleavage!
Director Cosmin Chivu conceived a sensational production that feels like a mix tween Cabaret and Once. Chivu's staging and the inspired set design by Anka Lupes transport you to New Orleans and immerse you in the action, which also includes plenty of music.
That's right! Music!
The Mutilated is a brisk 90-minute play with songs! Thus the Cabaret and Once comparisons seem even more appropriate! The songs enhance the story, which like most Williams plays are about him. But they're really about all of us. Us outsiders. Us freaks.
What a glorious freak parade this production is! The play itself is cool and fun and this new revival is the perfect mix of uptown meets downtown. Edgy and slightly experimental meets commercial and Broadway.
It's a must-see!
Well, that's certainly the best way to go about being famous!
"What I always keep in mind is that I know what the truth is and that's all that matters. I know I'm a good person."
Liam has also admitted that when he first moved to Hollyweird from Australia, when he was 18 years-old, it was super intimidating for him!
However, since he, ya know, dated, proposed, and broke-up with Miley Cyrus, was cast as Gale Hawthorne in the Hunger Games films, and has experienced the California lifestyle, he feels comfortable in his own skin!
"Over the last five years I've learned so much. The first few years in LA were really tough and scary, but I had to figure things out for myself. I'm more comfortable in my own skin than I've ever been in my whole life. These days I feel like I'm more centered and grounded than [ever before]."
Aww! Who would have thought anyone could be scared of little ol' El Lay!
We totally get what he means, though! Change is definitely intimidating, but Liam's adjusted so well!
We love it!!!!
[Image via Andres Otero/WENN.]
OMG! With friends like Jimmy Kimmel, who needs enemies?!
For years now they've been one-upping each other with holiday pranks!
And this year Jimmy went all out!
Words won't do his prank justice, but believe us when we say John's mind was BLOWN when he came home and saw the madness!!
See Jimmy's AH-Mazing prank for yourself…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Daniel Radcliffe Will Never Be The Boy Who Tweeted! Find Out Why He Thinks Twitter And Privacy Don't Mix!
Want to share your every thought? That's what a Pensieve is for, or at least a diary…just not a possessed diary of a Dark Lord!
In a recent interview, Daniel Radlcliffe talked about the ways to avoid the limelight (aside from, you know, using the Polyjuice Potion everyday), and those ways include not enrolling in Twitter or Facebook:
Jason Trawick definitely has a taste for blonde beauties!
We have NO clue how the 42-year-old talent agent won her heart, but according to the cuddling snapped on the former District 1 tribute's Instagram (above), she is totez falling for her much older new flame!!!
A source spilled:
BS is calling BS on this one!!!
As it turns out, it's also bogus!
BritBrit's reps swear the site is just a scam designed to get between The Queen of Flawlessness's fiercest fans and their hard earned money!!
While the reps confirm she is scheduled to attend an El Lay listening party tonight, there aren't any tix for sale at all! This shindig is invite only!!!
As if the lovely Lucky gunslinger would ever stick up her fans for $3,898.50 anyway, LOLz!!!
Besides, Brit won't even be performing tonight!
We knew Niall Horan was a work of art. But we had no idea he'd get his very own museum!
The One Direction star's home town of Mullingar, Ireland is planning to open a center devoted to their favorite son.
The town council believes the museum will be an amazing tourist attraction, something of a mecca for Directioners. Councillor Alan Davitt says: