Eighties pop star Boy George's musical taboo has been mauled by critics
after opening on New York's Broadway.
The spectacular show, which is backed and produced by former talk show
host ROSIE O'DONNELL, tells the singer's life story and features George as
performance artist Leigh Bowery.
Taboo moved to New York after a successful spell in London, but Big Apple
critics were unimpressed by preview shows.
The NEW YORK TIMES wrote it is "a disastrously overcrowded tableau of a
show", the NEW YORK POST described it as "a production with such an acute case
of meaning-deprivation that you almost forget what's happening as it's
national newspaper USA TODAY called it "a delightful experience... if you leave
after the first act."
O'Donnell invested $10 million (GBP6.25 million) of her own money in the
show - after spotting it in London - and she is unmoved by criticism: "Taboo is
a legitimate, knock-'em-down, leave-'em-screaming, worth-a-$100-a-seat Broadway