Philadelphia cabaret performers Doug Anderson and Todd Waddington perform their new musical comedy revue, Big! Gay! Show!, in its New York debut, Nov. 16-18 at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre.
Big! Gay! Show! — full of original music, old favorites, "major on-stage flirting" and more — previously played Philadelphia's Tavern on Camac Oct. 26-29.
The show takes a wild, irreverent look at gay life — everything from internet dating to battling homophobia to perfect body types to finding self-acceptance. The press release promises "two fully clothed gay boys singing their hearts out."
Domenick Scudera directs, with musical direction by Tamer Tewfik and arrangements by Tom Baust.
* Anderson has performed Off-Broadway in Wendy Wasserstein's Isn't It Romantic, in New York City's cabaret scene (Eighty Eight's, The Triad, Don't Tell Mama) and appeared at the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention, in "Sondheim at Carnegie Hall" and in other concerts. Waddington was nominated for a 1999 Barrymore Award in Philadelphia (for Michael Ogborn's Box Office of the Damned by 1812 Productions). He appeared there in the Arden Theatre's Into the Woods and Walnut Street's Eleanor and Hick, as well as the recent reading of Ogborn's Baby Case at the Arden.
Duplex Cabaret Theatre is at 61 Christopher Street. Performances are 8 PM Nov. 16-17 and 6 PM Nov. 18.
For reservations, call (212) 874-4007.
— By Kenneth Jones