NY Review: 'Danny Visconti Is Hill-bent: My Night With Hillary Clinton'
N + N Productions and YMBJ Theatricals at the Huron Club as part of the New York International Fringe Festival
Reviewed by Erik Haagensen
August 12, 2012
The increasingly outrageous fantasia starts at an event at the St. Regis Hotel and proceeds across a long New York night that involves limos, liquor, lots of drugs, setting fire to the Statue of Liberty, and a trip to the famous rooftop of the gay leather bar the Eagle. Interspersed are amateurish song parodies filled with misaccents, crammed-in extra syllables, and dodgy rhymes, except for the improvised-on-a-subject-suggested-by-an-audience-member number (Paul Ryan, at the performance attended), which somehow didn't rhyme at all (not even Ryan/Lyin').
Visconti is personable, easy on the eyes, and sings well if a bit too loudly for the tiny Huron Club. His hourlong scenario is not without its charms but gets increasingly desperate in its outlandishness. Ultimately, it only diminishes what I take to have been his admirable political commitment. Still, I am glad to have learned about his "cousins," the Polish gay porn stars known as the Visconti triplets.
Presented by N + N Productions and YMBJ Theatricals as part of the New York International Fringe Festival at the Huron Club, 15 Vandam St., NYC. Aug. 11–19. Remaining performances: Sun., Aug. 12, 8:45 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 17, 4 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 18, 4 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 19, 2:15 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 24, 7 p.m. (866) 468-7619 or www.fringenyc.org.
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