Voices of Historic Gay Bar Come Alive Again Tonight in New Musical
Preview performances begin tonight for off-Broadway’s The View UpStairs, a new musical by writer and composer/lyricist Max Vernon and directed by Scott Ebersold. Its official opening is set for February 28th and runs through May 21st at The Lynn Redgrave Theater, 49 Bleecker Street, New York City.
When a present day young fashion designer buys the abandoned space, he ignites a journey of self-discovery and Community into what has been lost and gained through two generations of LGBT history. The immersive production takes place in New Orleans’ historic UpStairs Lounge in June, 1973.
The events that transpired at the UpStairs Lounge are just a small part of forgotten LGBT history, but were recounted in the 2011, Queerty article below. (Spolier alert for those who’ll be attending the musical)
Here’s a “first look” video of “The View UpStairs”
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