Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronieus is playing at the Booth
Theatre located at 222 West 45th Street. It runs one hour thirty five minutes with no
intermission. The play closes on August
George C. Wolfe is the director. He won two Tony Awards for Bring in’ da Noise, Bring in’ da Funk (1996) and Angeles in America: Millennium Approaches (1993) and he was nominated seven Tony Awards for The Ice Man Cometh (2018), Shuffle Along (2016), Lucky Guy (2013), The Normal Heart (2011), Caroline, or Change (2004), Angels in America Perestroika (1994) and Jelly’s Last Jam (1992).
Santo Loquasto is the scenic designer. He won four Tony Awards for Costume Design for Hello Dolly! (2017), Grand Hotel the Musical (1990), The Cherry Orchard (1977) and Scenic Design for Café Crown (1989).
Ann Roth is the costume designer. She won a Tony Award for The Nance (2013) and was nominated for five Tony Awards for The Nance (2013) and was nominated for five Tony Awards for Shuffle Along, or, Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921, and All that Follow (2016), The Book of Mormon (2011), The House of Blue Leaves (1986) The Crucifer of Blood (1979) and The Royal Family (1976).
Nathan Lane won three Tony Awards for Angels in America (2018), The Producers (2001), A Funny Thing Happen on the Way to the Forum (1990) and was nominated for three Tony Awards for The Front Page (2017), The Nance (2013), Guys and Dolls (1992).
Kristine Nielsen was nominated for a Tony Award for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (2013)
Julie White won a Tony Award for The Little Dog Laughed (2006).
Carol (Julie White) comes in front of the stage curtain muttering different things. At time blood is squirting out of her neck.
She goes behind the curtain and it opens. There are piles and piles of dead naked men. To the left is shelves filled with items that were on the body, mostly gold jewelry. Oh there are piles of heads but no body.
Blood is on the ground everywhere. Gary (Nathan Lane) has a bucket and mop. He is mopping up the blood. Janice (Kristine Nielsen) approaches him asking what he is doing there. I’ve been promoted to janitor Gary says. She puts him in his place saying I’m in charge. You’re to help me with the dead bodies by releasing the gases and blood in the body. Janice shows him how.
Gary was a clown before and still has the makeup on his face. He wasn’t good at it. He wants to be a fool now, a step up. Gary wants to save the world
Carol reappears saying the Queen had a black baby. I killed it, no I saved. She goes back and forth saying this. They slit her throat so she wouldn’t talk.
In the end they all get together to save the world.
There are some funny scenes which I don’t want to spoil for you. Al I can say it’s quirky.
The cast is remarkable.
The scenic design by Santo Loquasto is stupendous.
Review by Rozanna Radakovich.
Photos by Annazor.
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