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Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons

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FloydJoe2
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joined:4/28/14
Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 8/23/14 at 10:01am
Anyone see the first preview last night? I'm curious as to how this is.
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JBradshaw
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joined:10/10/04
Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 8/23/14 at 11:58am
Can't say how it is at Playwrights but I saw the play in Philadelphia last year....had no idea what the show was about going in but found it to an enjoyable piece.
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mjohnson2
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joined:11/2/13
Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 8/24/14 at 06:16pm
Has nobody seen this yet?
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Borstalboy
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joined:2/9/04
Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 8/24/14 at 07:04pm
I was torn between this and AND I AND SILENCE. I went with the latter, which I regret.
"It's now rather very common to hear people say 'I'm rather offended by that'. As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. It has no meaning, no purpose. It has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that'. Well, so f**king what?"--Stephen Fry
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FloydJoe2
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joined:4/28/14
Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 8/24/14 at 07:31pm
I'm seeing it tonight and will report back.
BWAYNerd2
Swing
joined:8/17/14
Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 8/24/14 at 08:15pm
I previewed the booty and in my opinion its going to be hard to bust a nut on a regular basis. Nothing special there.
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FloydJoe2
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Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 8/24/14 at 10:28pm
Well, I went into this with high hopes and was left with one of the worst nights of theatre in a while. If we thought "First Date" had stereotypes galore, it doesn't compare in anyway shape or form to this. 2 1/2 hours of pure vulgar, stereotypical, unfunny nonsense. I don't think I laughed once in the whole thing.
The whole show is made up of individual vinates (sorry if that's spelled wrong), of how they all relate I'm unsure of. Act Two attempts to be almost the second part of the Act One scenes. There's on scene in Act Two that has a moment that I don't think anyone saw coming.

SPOILER!!!!

One actor pulls down his pants and puts his penis on the table. Then later on completely appears nude. Serves no purpose except for a cheap laugh.

END SPOILER

The scene also suddenly becomes a drama in what has been an unfunny comedy. It came from nowhere and all I kept saying was....what?
I think the author was trying to connect all the little vinates (spelling again, apologies) at the end for a greater meaning, but if he was trying to do that, I could not find it whatsoever. I wouldn't recommend this too anyone. I wish I wasn't the bearer of bad news and I really hoped to enjoy it, but just loathed it.
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Mr Roxy
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Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 8/24/14 at 10:41pm
I am rushing to buy tickets now.
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macnyc
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joined:7/26/08
Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 8/25/14 at 08:39am
I guess I'm happy that I didn't win the $5 ticket lottery.
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 8/25/14 at 08:44am
I'm happy I didn't even enter it this time.
nubiles
Swing
joined:11/12/13
Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 8/25/14 at 06:14pm
I can't believe you all are listening to this one person's opinion, a person who knowingly uses a word TWICE that they can't spell and they can't even be bothered to look it up! Bootycandy is AWESOME! The show is absolutely hilarious and I loved it! Don't be afraid of trying it out, people! If you're a real prude, then it may not be for you, but if you're looking for something that is truly outrageous, then you should give it a try!
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ClydeBarrow
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Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 8/25/14 at 06:55pm
Whose penis do we get to see? This is a VERY important question.
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broadwaybelter
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joined:11/26/04
Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 8/25/14 at 07:33pm
FloydJoe2: Are you familiar with THE COLORED MUSEUM? I understand this is in the same vein as that play - including its satirical humor.
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FloydJoe2
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Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 8/25/14 at 08:08pm
Nubiles, I was typing my review on my phone so I apologize for the wrong spellings (vignette, happy?). I respect your opinion that you loved the show but I just didn't care for it. It's a matter of opinion.

ClydeBarrow, if your really curious it's

SPOILER

Jesse Pennington

END SPOILER

broadwaybelter, I unfortunately do not know that play, but from what I quickly read about it it seems like the same structure, though towards the end of BOOTYCANDY the author attempts to connect most of them. Wether the way it's written is equal, better, or worse I don't know but, I just bought the piece to compare.

I was reading about BOOTYCANDY and it's supposed to chronicle the life of one of the characters, and looking back on it it doesn't seem the way at all. I'm curious to other peoples opinions and how they see the structure of the piece.
whatever2
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joined:8/25/06
Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 9/5/14 at 10:26am
i'm kind of surprised this thread hasn't been more active ... anyone else see this?
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Sauja
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Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 9/5/14 at 12:13pm
I saw it and found it fascinating. It absolutely calls The Colored Museum to mind. It is a play that will be misunderstood by some, infuriating to others, and loved by a third group. It is challenging, occasionally perplexing, and ballsy as hell. Did I love all if it? No. Did it provoke me? Am I still thinking about it? Would I recommend people see it? YES.
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whatever2
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Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 9/5/14 at 04:42pm
thanks, Sauja!
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HBBrock
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joined:6/11/07
Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 9/5/14 at 06:41pm
This was easily one of my favorite plays of the last few months....SO GOOD!
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Depaultheatrekid
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Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 9/5/14 at 06:48pm
This play very much calls to mind THE COLORED MUSEUM in style and structure, which only makes sense, since Robert O'hara studied under, worked with George C. Wolfe, and considers him one of his mentors. This play is exactly what Sauja said "challenging, occasionally perplexing, and ballsy as hell", it will definitely be a divisive piece for most. You will either get it and love it, or not get it and hate it. First and Foremost, you must understand that it is satire! There is only one actor (a brilliant Phillip James Brannon) who plays the same character, albeit at various ages, all other actors are ensemble inhabiting quite a variety of roles exquisitely. It is indeed a very thought provoking play as much as it is outrageous on purpose, based on the subject matter alone. Kudos to PHNYC for taking this risk and putting this play onstage!
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GreasedLightning
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joined:2/11/14
Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 9/5/14 at 08:08pm
I've never been to this theatre. Any suggestions based on the view of the first few rows? Wondering if I should sit more center or on one of the sides. Suggestions welcome!
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mjohnson2
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Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 9/5/14 at 09:02pm
It's a pretty small theatre, so you shouldn't have trouble no matter where you sit.
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AndrewAndrew
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Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 9/12/14 at 08:44pm
Was it sweet or sour? Our review of Bootycandy now playing at Playwrights Horizons
Click here for video review of Bootycandy
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RippedMan
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Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 10/1/14 at 10:50pm
THIS IS THE BEST THING I'VE SEEN IN AWHILE.

The first person who reviewed this obviously had no idea what they were seeing. This show is really interesting and at times uncomfortable.

The acting is superb. The two ladies are giving some phenomenal comedic performances.

The vignettes are actually all connected. It's subtly, but if you listen to the names they're all inter-related.

The production is beautifully staged and I loved what they did with the projections.

I highly recommend this. The lesbian divorce scene is worth the price of admission as is the opening scene.

I don't think every moment or scene quite works and there are some heavier moments that are super uncomfortable, as they should be, and as a gay man, there are moments that kind of annoy of me, but as a whole I was really impressed and really entertained.
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haterobics
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Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 10/12/14 at 10:32pm
I finally saw this today and was glad I didn't avoid it given the first review, which seems comically off the mark. I enjoyed the writers conference vignette, as well.
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RippedMan
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Bootycandy - Playwrights Horizons
Posted: 10/12/14 at 10:36pm
Agreed. Hope more people take a chance on it. Some fine acting.

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