instant gratification in Paradise

Musicals bore me, but I love Keith Haring.

I also remember the Paradise Garage.

So I went to the spanking new musical, "Radiant Baby," last night at the Public Theater. Second row.

One of the characters in the production yells (I think twice) "Paradise is closed!" Well, it re-opened last night for me. It probably re-opened for everyone in the audience, even if they had never been there or even never heard of it, and it wasn't just the over-the-top production number, "Paradise/Instant Gratification," that did it.

The whole thing isn't perfect, but the cast is!

Does it mean anything that I couldn't let my handkerchief back in my pocket during the entire second act?

Don't miss it. Instant gratification.

See Barry for more.