Recent Playbill On-Line stories have dealt with Cirque du Soleil (coming back to NY in April) and Monty Python's Flying Circus (set to tour in 1999), but there's one circus that's even stranger, and it's coming to Roseland just for Mar. 12-14.
It's "Circus Diva," an acrobatic entertainment featuring "an urban gay aesthetic." The usual gymnasts, tumblers, contortionists, balancers, clowns and dancers will be onhand, only here the emphasis will also be on the physical beauty of muscular young men and women. Produced by MW Entertainment Group, Circus Diva also offers knife throwing, a fire act, and the "acro-artists," ANTIGRAVITY [sic].
As the company's website puts it, "A magical mix of circus and theatre, Circus Diva is a humorous `clown-driven show' which features several improvisational routines while emphasizing...physicality, strength and sensuality... With an array of beautiful, barely dressed young men and women circus performers jumping and tumbling, dancing, flying, lifting and laughing, Circus Diva creates a spectacular place where ANYTHING can happen."
Circus Diva is directed and choreographed by Chris Harrison, with clown direction is by Jeff Gordon. A celebrity guest artist is expected to appear at each of the three performances.
For tickets ($40-$85) and information on Circus Diva at Roseland call (212) 307-7171 or check out their website at http://www.mweg.com. A dance party follows the show, deejayed by Julian Marsh.
-- By David Lefkowitz