Inferno A-Go-Go
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Inferno A-Go-Go NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(15 Reviews)
Positive
66%
Mixed
27%
Negative
7%
Members say
Quirky, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Ambitious

About the Show

'RuPaul's Drag Race' star BenDeLaCreme debuts her latest solo show, a highly theatrical blend of burlesque, comedy, performance art, and music loosely inspired by Dante’s 'Inferno.'

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Member Reviews (15)

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Entertaining, Hilarious, Delightful, Quirky

See it if you've seen DeLa in past shows or on Drag Race and want to be entertained.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy fabulous costume changes or are looking for a play-this is more performance art meets one woman show.

74
Disappointing, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Epic

See it if you want to see an intelligent drag show. If you like satanic. If you are a a fan of Ru Paul's Drag Race.

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Critic Reviews (15)

BroadwayWorld
June 1st, 2018

"'Inferno' was incredibly well-paced, transitioning from circle to circle and keeping the story moving. But with as many themes as she explored, including racism, homophobia and gentrification, the concepts sometimes flew by nearly as quickly as the jokes. That's less of a critique and more of a true-blue desire to see what DeLa could do building a show around just one or two of the evening's concepts, considering that stunning pathos she brought to a harpy puppet."
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Front Mezz Junkies
May 24th, 2018

“This beautifully coifed guide, with costumes by Helman, who takes through the Inferno of Dante’s creation couldn’t have been more hilarious. Throwing pun after pun, with a whip sharp razor bluntness of a pro, BenDeLaCreme offers us one of the most drag-olicious descent...The music is wildly inappropriate and perfect...Religion has never been funnier, and this introduction to this brainy drag queen was pure hellacious, heavenly, quick-smart, and inventive.”
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Diandra Reviews it All
June 5th, 2018

“Did not disappoint, but, instead, raised the bar of thoughtfulness you would find in a drag show...Pace, plotted, and, despite some film glitches, perfectly allotted with visuals, I was super impressed...BenDeLaCreme was so precise, energetic, patience, and aware of her audience and message...The most moral drag show I have ever seen. Actually...the most moral shows I have seen...As heartfelt as it is humorous, but always honest.”
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Drama Queen NYC
June 2nd, 2018

"Truly unique, not just in drag performance, but in theatre as a whole...She includes the goofy song parodies and wisecracking comedy so common in drag. However, she’s after something far more sophisticated – her seductive strangeness creeps up on you... More profound than the most chin-strokingly serious straight play, while rarely being less than belly-laugh hilarious...New, fascinating and intensely intelligent...A show that’s equal parts cheeky fun and insightful art, no small feat.”
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T
May 30th, 2018

"DeLa brings her trademark spark and wit to the stage, and even more confidence and polish as a seasoned performer...This play has a phenomenally strong dramaturgical backbone, and the layers of campy wit layered over it create a fully fleshed, insanely fun expedition. Amid clever musical covers, tongue-in-cheek video projection...there is a tremendous amount of heart poured into every moment...The balance struck between tugging on heartstrings and ticking funny bones is sheer perfection."
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TheaterScene.com
June 5th, 2018

“Hell on wheels...that blasts the fun right ‘atcha and leaves you thoroughly satiated in its wake but still wanting more...Between the musical numbers, the multiple live characters, the costume changes, the puppets, the characters she plays on the screen, and her flawlessly timed interactions with her prerecorded selves...the show appears to be sublimely effortless. DeLa is without a doubt a smart, funny, vivacious, sultry, devilishly playful, and remarkably talented."
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Time Out New York
August 5th, 2016
For a previous production

"Writer-performer and 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Miss Congeniality winner BenDeLaCreme takes audiences to hell and back in this multimedia riff on Dante's 'Inferno.' Literate, charming and sincere in its silliness, the show is a diverting mix of comedy, song parodies, puppetry and amusing homemade videos."
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Theatermania
August 2nd, 2016
For a previous production

"Ben's commitment to character is total...The roles look and sound so radically different, how could this not be the work of several actors? But no, it's all Ben…This is something closer to an experimental performance piece that gleefully infuses modern sensibilities with vaudevillian form...BenDeLaCreme is the consummate showgirl and 'Inferno A-Go-Go' is a must-see…Ben is helping to redefine what cabaret can be: an intoxicating cocktail of high, low, topical, and timeless."
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TheaterScene.net
August 1st, 2016
For a previous production

“An hour of inspired silliness with flashes of seriousness...This athletic and very personable performer is a supreme drag artiste possessed of great comic timing...She is such a fine live performer that this reliance on multi-media could be lessened...Besides BenDeLaCreme’s histrionic and writing talents, she also directed the show with terrific pacing and visual flair...A good-natured, amusing and playfully erudite theatrical diversion.”
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Theater Pizzazz
July 31st, 2016
For a previous production

“Uproariously funny as well as surreptitiously thought-provoking...BenDeLaCreme, acting as our Virgil, gives a high-energy performance that never flags and keeps the audience engaged and mostly laughing throughout...This is a one-person show that doesn’t seem like one...It’s impossible to convey how much fun the audience was having: laughing, clapping hands in time to the music and ignoring the food.”
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Exeunt Magazine
August 7th, 2016
For a previous production

“A dragsterpiece: a topsy-turvy full-throttle journey through hell (don’t worry—a colorful, funny hell)...It’s impressive to see what she’s accomplished here with this show—not just as a drag queen, taking on the live performance aspect, but in designing videos and puppets, and as a writer crafting a coherent, even moving, script. Amongst a seemingly endless sea of 'Drag Race' graduates, DeLa has now proved herself right around the top of the pack, at least with this show."
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Theater In The Now
August 1st, 2016
For a previous production

"A daring evening if dragtastic intellectual comedy...An elite entertainer who marries the world of theater with performance art...BenDeLaCreme's script is humorous yet she smartly hits you with intellectual dramatics. She may claim she has only read the CliffsNotes but it's evident much thought, time, and devotion was put in...As a performer, BenDeLaCreme knows how to captivate...The girl can play characters...If this is as entertaining as Dante's 'Inferno' actually is, then sign me up!"
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A
August 7th, 2016
For a previous production

“I was struck at how different each of her characters was: accents, mouthing, eye movements, and gestures - she was consistent and never broke character, breathing life into her on-screen creations, making her conversations with them seen real and live; her timing was superb...The entire structure of the show was beyond amazing, integrating many facets of her multiple talents...Don't miss 'Inferno A-Go-Go.'
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The Highlighter
August 18th, 2016
For a previous production

“A drag show unlike any other - it offers camp, song parodies and even ventriloquy while being incredibly thought-provoking...She is the future of drag, breathing new life into it and allowing drag to jump-start conversations about political and social issues...Satisfies both comedy enthusiasts as well as those that want to be challenged by their art, and one thing is certain about the production: it is a well-rounded, well-constructed work of art.”
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BistroAwards.com
August 4th, 2016
For a previous production

“In another time or place, she might be hailed as a new Carol Burnett because of her uncanny ability to inhabit so many different characters so well and so hilariously...It can all be a bit dizzying, but in the most delightful way...The production certainly doesn’t look like it cost a million bucks, but it delivers like it...There are a few dead spots here and there, but I have a feeling those will disappear as the show gets into its run and things naturally tighten up.”
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