Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Gender Bender
Short Take: Twenty years after her debut, Whoopi Goldberg returns to Broadway with a one woman show.
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Year: 2005
Duration: 90 min
Language: USA/English
MPAA: Not Rated
Director: Marty Callner
Writer: Whoopi Goldberg
Starring: Whoopi Goldberg
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Whoopi Back to Broadway The 20th AnniversaryTwenty years after Whoopi Goldberg made her mark on Broadway the first time, she returns with a one woman show with three different characters. The first is Fontaine (from the old show), a man who rails on George Bush and Condoleezza Rice to great effect. He also addresses gay people as ‘the new black people’ with the Bible being used against them in the same ways at different points in time.

Next is Lurleen, a Southern woman who is going through menopause. She’s just hilarious describing the old sanitary napkin belts, girdles and other tortures of the past, plus the menopausal challenges of the present.

Then the final returning character is a handicapped woman who finds love. It’s touching and a wonderful performance.

Whoopi, most likely bisexual, returns in grand style with the same talent that drew our attention years ago. She has been in a plethora of films featuring lesbian characters and received a GLAAD award in 1999. ‘Whoopi,’ her 2003-2004 sitcom, featured a same sex lesbian marriage. (AB)