I would like to know where I can pick up my award.I am honored and appreciate your recognition, for it takes a �profoundly under-talented actor" to be able, in under 4 minutes of stage time, to make such a huge and lasting impression on such a well seasoned critic, not to mention "setting the gay rights movement back 50 years" and now to add to that "setting the human rights movement back 100 years,� and to be mentioned in no less than two Robbie categories. I am truly truly honored by your recognition, for we, the �profoundly under-talented� are so often over looked. I would like to thank the Academy, the viewers, the fans, my agent, my mother and Mr. Pela. I accept this award on be half of the �profoundly under-talented� everywhere.
However���I must question my worthiness of actually accepting this award. I just returned from NYC where the Broadway production of Xanadu, which Mr. Pela trashed, has been getting quite a bit of good �buzz� (see below). This leads me to wonder if Mr. Pela�s opinions are actually credible, or rather more like the affections of a doting parent. Am I actually worthy to be the poster boy for the �profoundly under-talented� of the world?...or is Mr Pela sweet on me and showing me favoritism, like a teacher�s pet...or maybe slightly unhinged from noticeable lack of �e�. What ever the cause, I now find myself questioning my place in the world�.my role�my identity�.my new found status as poster boy and role model hanging by a thread�..Tis a cruel cruel world! And although I may not truly be worthy�.I still want my award, because awards are cool!
(side note: The word on the street is that Ken LaFave, co-creator of �Diet! The Musical� was granted an on-air radio rebuttal to Pela�s broadcast review of Diet!. Street word has it that Mr. Pela complained to the station and had them cancel Mr. LaFaves air-time. He who fears the light�.has it snuffed out.)
Xanadu Reviews:CHARLES ISHERWOOD of THE NEW YORK TIMES: �Can a musical be simultaneously indefensible and irresistible? Why, yes it can. Witness 'Xanadu,' the outlandishly enjoyable stage spoof of the outrageously bad movie from 1980"
JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: "90 minutes of souped-up silliness and broad comedy" & "Kerry Butler is simply out of this world as Kira" & "Delightfully inspired."
MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER: "'Xanadu' here proves to be a goofy glitterball of a musical" & "Sure, 'Xanadu' makes 'Mamma Mia' look like Shakespeare, but there's strange magic in such madness.
LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY: "A grand little piece of smart dumb fun."
ERIC GRODE of the NEW YORK SUN: "A number of seasoned Broadway pros simultaneously mock, embrace, deconstruct, and tart up with surprisingly agreeable flair the excruciating 1980 roller-disco movie of the same name."
MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS: "'Xanadu,' the jaw-droppingly awful 1980 film... has been turned into a fast, funny little stage musical. Quite a transformation... does a bang-up job at entertainment."
DAVID ROONEY of VARIETY: "what looked on paper to be one-note sketch fodder turns out to be an unexpectedly sustained and refreshingly unassuming crowd-pleaser."