ICONS: Gay and Lesbian History of the World, VOL 1

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: On Stage , Reviews

Ray Romano of Sirius Satellite Radio said, “ICONS is a triumph!” The Columbus Dispatch raves, “Compelling-Broadway-Calibur!”  I attended the one-man show “ICONS: The Lesbian & gay History of the World, VOL 1, written and performed by Jade Esteban Estrada and directed by Jeff Willis, for their third production at the Pantheon Theatre here in NYC.

Jade, who released a dance album ANGEL in 2001, has performed is 28 countries and speaks 7 languages, is a playwright, singer, director, choreographer, and spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign. He won the 2002 Premio Estella from LLEGO in Washington D.C. for worldwide excellence and visibility in the entertainment industry as a gay Latin artist.

His striking good looks and powerful voice fill the stage, and his versatility allows him to transform between male and female as he portrays Sappho, Michael Angelo, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Rivera and Ellen DeGeneres with amazing clarity through monolog, song and dance. Though the show may not be quite ready for Broadway, it is witty, charming, and entertaining.

MORE INFO: www.getjaded.com


About Brie Austin

Co-author of I'd Do It Again, he is a columnist/reporter for a variety of magazines in the areas of music, lifestyle, nightlife, travel and business. He also writes business documents and creates copy for websites.

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