Siam what I am

Posted on 27 Mar 2015 at 7:20am

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s social justice epic ‘The King & I’ still packs a punch ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The next time a hater dismisses the musical format as silly fluff, share this with him: Over the course of just 16 years in the 1940s and ’50s, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II produced [...]

STAGE REVIEWS: ‘Wilde,’ ‘Hot Mikado,’ ‘And Then There Were None’

Posted on 20 Mar 2015 at 10:15am

There are two main things that make Wilde/Earnest great. The first is Matt Lyle. The second is Matt Lyle!

Donald Fowler’s long-brewing Jack the Ripper musical, ‘Creep,’ will bow in Oct.

Posted on 16 Mar 2015 at 1:35am

Creep, a fantasia about Jack the Ripper, full of foggy Victorian London streets and introspective ballads, will be WTT’s season opener

One flew over the cuckold’s nest

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 6:00am

The vagaries of love, from Moliere to ‘Medea’ In true repertory fashion, Dallas Theater Center is currently producing two plays simultaneously, with largely the same casts, at alternate performances. And while on the surface they don’t appear to have a lot in common, I think they actually do. On the main stage of the Kalita, [...]

REVIEW: ‘Bull’

Posted on 12 Mar 2015 at 8:53am

Thomas (Ian Ferguson), a schlubby British salesman, fidgets nervously in a stark room. Across from him, Isobel (Natalie Young) sits coolly, dressed elegantly and moving with the stealth of a panther. “Why didn’t you wear your good suit?” she asks Thomas. He thought this was his good suit. Maybe she’s screwing with him. Then Tony (Alex [...]

Kelly? Grrl

Posted on 06 Mar 2015 at 6:15am

Burleson’s No. 1 idol, out with a new CD, talks Kezbos, Midler and more Before catapulting to pop stardom, Kelly Clarkson was one of us. In many ways, she still is. The original American Idol, who memorably erupted into waterworks when she won the first season of the reality show in 2002, wasn’t always able [...]

Review: ‘Kinky Boots’

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 10:27am

Review: ‘Kinky Boots’ For most lovers of musical theater, the arrival of Kinky Boots at Fair Park Music Hall is one of the signal shows of the season; for gay fans, it’s akin to a visit from the Pope. A six-time Tony Award winner, it tells the story of Charlie (Steven Booth), a straight man whose [...]

Magnolia blossom

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 6:15am

Hollywood starlet-cum-Fort Worth legend Ruta Lee shows off her ‘Steel’ Arnold Wayne Jones Ruta Lee is such a down-home celebrity filled with such plain spoken Southern charm — she drops F-bombs during interviews, and conversation repeatedly turns to martinis — that you just assume she’s a Texas girl, a native who headed out to Hollywood from [...]

‘Kinky’ girl

Posted on 27 Feb 2015 at 6:00am

Cyndi Lauper, the queen of New Broadway Arnold Wayne Jones The gay community has had no greater ally over the last 30 years than Cyndi Lauper. Since her Grammy-winning debut She’s So Unusual in 1983, the dare-to-be-different gal has been an icon to outcasts, and often a plainspoken defender of LGBT issues — nowhere more [...]

Harvey Fierstein: The gay interview

Posted on 24 Feb 2015 at 8:10am

As Kinky Boots opens in Dallas, the flamboyant theater diva opines on Johnny Weir, Robin Williams and why we hate ourselves