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THEATER: Gay Controversy Kills “Deathtrap,” “Tootsie” The Musical,” Gaga On Broadway?

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By:           Aaron Coleman
On:           Aug 31, 2012
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    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      So Levin didn’t have an issue with Michael Caine and Christopher Reeves smooching in 1982, but his “estate” doesn’t want to see that happen today? Methinks Levin may have bigots in his family tree.

      Aug 31, 2012 at 12:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChiChi Man
      ChiChi Man

      I saw this production at the Center this spring with two people who’d seen the original. It’s a shame that this isn’t being revived (and it would be a tragedy to omit Burt Grinstead’s naked rear)

      Aug 31, 2012 at 4:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shle896

      It’s just a matter of time before Lady Gaga performs on Broadway (a la “Speed The Plow”) or make a movie based on a Broadway musical (a la “Evita”) or do a Broadway type album written by a famous Broadway musical writer (a la Steven Sondheim’s “Dick Tracy”). This woman has not one original bone in her body and she’s about as predictable as the day is long.

      I wonder when she’s going to do an avant-garde coffee table book of herself posing nude (a la Madonna’s “Sex” book). And we all wait with baited breath for her electronica masterpiece of an album (a la “Ray Of Light”). Sorry Lady Xerox, you’re fooling nobody, save for your 14-year old “little monsters”.

      Aug 31, 2012 at 5:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • streeteditions

      TOOTSIE as a movie made a chunk of change among Chinese moviegoers when released. Something about its pronunciation meant “gay” in Mandarin.

      Aug 31, 2012 at 5:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • streeteditions

      Gaga as Gypsy Rose Lee strikes me as appropriate!

      Aug 31, 2012 at 5:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion

      Jesus, I pray that “Tootsie” never makes it to Broadway. Although it is about a straight man in drag and most people don’t realize that straight men dress in drag far more than gay men.

      Aug 31, 2012 at 7:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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