New Musical Gives View of Gay Life, Love, and History
This month Off Broadway will welcome the new musical, The View UpStairs by writer and composer/lyricist Max Vernon. Here’s how it’s being described.
“The View UpStairs is a provocative new musical that pulls you inside the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant ’70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. This forgotten community comes to life in all its gritty, glam rock glory when a young fashion designer from 2017 buys the abandoned space, setting off an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration that spans two generations of queer history. Inspired by one of the most significant yet all-but-ignored attacks against the LGBTQ community, The View UpStairs examines what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide us all through an uncertain future.”
The cast features Jeremy Pope (Drama League nominee), Taylor Frey (from the film GBF), Nathan Lee Graham (Grammy Award winner), and Frenchie Davis (finalist on The Voice, season 1).
Performances begin February 15th with a scheduled opening on February 28th and running through May 26th at The Lynn Redgrave Theater, 49 Bleecker Street, New York City.
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