The Ritz BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • Opening Night:
    October 11, 2007
    Closing:
    December 9, 2007

    Theater: Studio 54 / 254 West 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019

    Synopsis: 

    The farce is set in a gay bathhouse in Manhattan, where unsuspecting heterosexual Cleveland businessman Gaetano Proclo has taken refuge from his homicidal mobster brother-in-law, Carmine Vespucci. There Gaetano stumbles across an assortment of oddball characters, including a rabid chubby chaser, go-go boys, a squeaky-voiced detective, and Googie Gomez, a third-rate Puerto Rican entertainer with visions of Broadway glory who mistakes him for a famous producer and whom he mistakes for a man in drag. Further complications arise when Gaetano's wife Vivian tracks him down and jumps to all the wrong conclusions about his sexual preferences.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Ritz

    Good, Clean Fun

    Ben Brantley

    October 12, 2007: Among life’s shameful pleasures — they are several steps down from guilty pleasures — is the joy of watching self-infatuated singers performing really badly. If you think of yourself as a decent person, you must feel a bit, well, tainted by the glee you have derived from Britney Spears’s sleepwalking act on the MTV Music Awards or the opening rounds of “American Idol.”

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