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Brandonna Summer Lives, Live (FringeNYC)

Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Funny, Original
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Critics
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2 reviews
Members
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7 reviews
 

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.

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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:
https://www.queerty.com/brandonna-summer-lifes-simple-joys-nyc-stage-debut-one-night-jeff-goldblum-20160812

 

Reviews (9)

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69
Avg Score

60
Time Out New York

"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

85
Theatre is Easy

"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

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85
Avg Score

81
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like great singing and a funny convoluted story starring a sexually ambivalent main character with a great supporting cast.

Don't see it if if you don't like drag shows.

90
Hilarious, Delicious, Sparkly, Drug-fueled, Booze-laden

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.

85
Ambitious, Relevant, Confusing, Insipid

See it if You like confusion

Don't see it if You have better things to do on a Friday night

90
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to laugh at a light-as-a-feather super-fun show with an amazing lead singer

Don't see it if don't enjoy musical theater

74
Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like transvestite shows

Don't see it if Don't like campy, spoofy type shows

95
Original, Clever, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like comedy, fashion, pop music and Cher.

Don't see it if You are looking for a serious show -- this one will keep you laughing throughout.

98
Funny, Original, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy musicals and comedy. This is just fun entertainment. Very well written, acted and staged.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of musicals.