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 “one of the more audacious theater projects in years,” the Robertson family is working with influential Broadway producer Michael David to create a Las Vegas musical based on the story of the family’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 David’s fellow producers, are “aghast” at the idea of one of Broadway’s own working with the controversial Phil Robertson.
“The show will end up challenging the views and assumptions of people across the political spectrum, more than most theater does,” said David. “The Robertsons are so unusual, their story so juicy, and theater shouldn’t be limited to telling stories about people you resemble or revere.” Read more »