Regular readers will know that I despise the arts, and especially the arts luvvies who are sustained by a bludging culture.
Excuse me while I channel New Zealand’s most prolific arts, travel and lifestyle blogger for a moment.
I haven’t attended a show willingly in many a year, probably decades.
But I might consider my lifetime ban on attending the arts for this.
In what The New York Times is calling â€śone of the more audacious theater projects in years,â€ť the Robertson family is working with influential Broadway producer Michael David to create a Las Vegas musical based on the story of the familyâ€™s rise to fame. But before rehearsals have even begun, the show is causing a stir among some LGBT advocates. The Times reports that some of Davidâ€™s fellow producers, are â€śaghastâ€ť at the idea of one of Broadwayâ€™s own working with the controversial Phil Robertson.
â€śThe show will end up challenging the views and assumptions of people across the political spectrum, more than most theater does,â€ť said David. â€śThe Robertsons are so unusual, their story so juicy, and theater shouldnâ€™t be limited to telling stories about people you resemble or revere.â€ť Â Â Read more »