DADA WOOF PAPA HOT is playing at the Mitzi E. Newhouse , Lincoln Center located at 150 West 65th Street. It runs two hours fifteen minutes with one intermission. It closes on January 3, 2016.
John Benjamin Hickey won a Tony Award in 2011 for A Normal Heart. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2013 for The Big C: Hereafter.
Tammy Blanchard won a Primetime Emmy Award for the mini-series Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows. She was nominated for two Tony Awards for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2011) and Gypsy: A Musical Fable.
Scott Ellis is the director. He has been nominated for six Tony Awards, The Mystery of Edward drood (2015), Curtains (2007), Twelve Angry Men (2005), 1776 (1998 revival) Steel Pier (1997) and She Loves Me (1994).
The play takes place in the present and in a course of a year.
Rob (Patrick Breen) is a psychiatrist and his husband Alan (John Benjamin Hickey) is a writer. They are having dinner with Scott (Stephen Plunkett) and his husband (Alex Hurt). Both couples have children and met at a preschool event. They become good friends.
Rob and Alan have their friends over for dinner. Michael (John Pankow) and Serena (Kelli Overbey) are married and have Children. Alan and Michael have been friends since college. Michael tells Alan he is having a fling with an actress named Julia (Tammy Blanchard).
The play revolves around Alan and Rob and the people in their life.
This is a nice play. What a shame; there were a lot of empty seats. I don’t know if the subject matter kept the patrons away.
It is making a point whether you are gay or straight married couple; there are ups and downs in the relationship! Especially if you have children you wonder do you spend enough time with each other or does the time go to the children. You may feel neglected or wonder why one child favors your spouse and not you. I could go on but I hope you get the picture.
The cast does an outstanding job.
Warning there is partial nudity, well for a second or two.
Hats off to John Lee Beatty set design. It is great.
Review by Rozanna Radakovich
Photos by Annazor.
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