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David Drake Productions

 “Mart Crowley’s bitter masterpiece still has resonance and power... and [the revival] is wonderfully performed by all the actors. Special mention to David Drake, brilliant as the tormented host Michael.”

Liz Smith

 “A sparkling revival. Under Kenneth Elliott’s direction... plays like a dream; the wickedly funny lines have not lost any of their wit or power. As the host, David Drake handles Crowley’s corrosive humor superbly.”

Howard Kissel, Daily News

“A skillfully wrought period piece... director Elliott has chosen nine exceptional actors. David Drake is terrific as the increasingly vicious, self-lacerating host Michael.”

Syndey Weinberg, Time Out New York

 “Is The Boys in the Band as good as it once seemed when it ran for 1,001 performances and changed the way theater wrote about homosexuals and homosexuality? In brief, yes. The original ensemble cast seemed extraordinary, but the present group bares up to memory’s unfair and golden comparison extremely well. David Drake as the host Michael, David Greenspan as Harold, the birthday-queen, and James Lecesne as the screaming Emory, have the showiest roles and are equally good.”

Clive Barnes, New York Post