Part of FringeNYC: The most glamorous show at this year's FringeNYC. Brandonna Summer, international socialite and dance-pop icon, is on the run from her druglord ex-fiancee. Her hilarious comeback show proves you can't outrun your past, but you sure can outclass it. More…
Categories: Comedy, Musical/Opera, National. Written by Brandon Alter.
FROM THE ARTIST:
"This show has been marinating in my heart for a long time, and trust me babies, it's delicious!" - Brandonna Summer
"Seeing me perform live is truly a religious experience my loves. Especially if your religion is based on diamonds, couture and bathtubs full of champagne." - Brandonna Summer
An interview with Brandonna:
"This fiercely talented international pop icon has a story to tell, songs to sing, and a love to save…Playing opposite Brandonna is Alexander Cruz, whose strong and elegant dancing is not to be missed…The cast operates like a tightly wound machine and supports one another tremendously well…The sharp writing and arc of 'Brandonna Summer Lives, Live' ensures that the hour running time flies by, likely leaving you wanting for more." Full Review
"Drag fandom cuts both ways. Compared to the greats, this cabaret-within-a-comedy is a slight showcase that doesn’t know when to belt its last anthem or take its final bow…If the songs were stronger or pacing tighter, you might care about the wafer-thin plot. On the plus side, Alter has a sturdy pop tenor, a talent for camp one-liners and legs that go on forever…So there’s eye candy, peppy tunes and some laughs. But the affair drags; pardon the term." Full Review
See it if you want to enjoy 80 silly minutes with cocktail service, a drag diva, original songs and a really hot latin guy in tight pants.
Don't see it if you're looking for something avant garde or serious.