Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content


The Ritz

Posted on

Rosie Perez, The Ritz
Joan Marcus

An Italian sanitation engineer, on the lam from his homicidal in-laws, hides out in a gay bathhouse, where he dodges bullets, chubby chasers, and a talentless Puerto Rican diva (Rosie Perez). Terrence McNally’s 1975 farce The Ritz has something to offend everyone, but it all goes right in this fast-paced revival. As the hero, Kevin Chamberlin careens amusingly from one mortifying situation to another; he’s topped only by Perez, whose 10-minute nightclub act, featuring an up-tempo version of Fiddler on the Roof‘s ”Sabbath Prayer” — go-go boys and all — is a sidesplitting highlight. B+
(Tickets: 212-719-1300 or roundabouttheatre.org)