Last weekend, the lights of Broadway flickered bright for the first time in over a year at the St James Theatre with at a popup event featuring two Broadway stars, Nathan Lane and Savion Glover.
If you'd like to read the full text of Playbills, the piece I wrote for NY PopsUp, which Nathan Lane performed brilliantly yesterday, it's posted on Jonathan Mandell's terrific site @NewYorkTheater
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) April 5, 2021
Today, Randy Rainbow dropped the mic on two Republican lowlifes with his song parody, “Ted and Lindsey!” from OKLAHOMA! which originally opened on Broadway at the St James Theatre. (He’s not the only show queen.)
When you hear the names Cruz and Graham, the immediate reaction is disgust, revulsion, and/or outrage. But in the hands of the musical mistress of senatorial satire, Ted and Lindsey are an absolute joy and unadulterated hilarity.
If Randy Rainbow can make those two funny with just a classic showtune and his wicked wit of the upper westside, imagine what he could do with Matt Gaetz? “Me and My Baby” from CHICAGO has definite possibilities.