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.”READ THE REVIEW
The Ritz BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- October 11, 2007
- December 9, 2007
Theater: Studio 54 / 254 West 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
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.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Ritz