David Furnish and Elton John
(© Tristan Fuge)
David Furnish and Elton John
(© Tristan Fuge)
Elton John and his partner David Furnish attended the March 10 performance of Geoffrey Nauffts' Next Fall, set to officially open at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Thursday, March 11. As previously announced, John and Furnish are part of the show's producing team.

Also in attendance were Loraine Bracco, Bobby Cannavale, Kate Clinton, Edie Falco, Milos Forman, Whoopi Goldberg, Donna Karan, Lou Reed, Sherri Shepherd, and Urvashi Vaid. The cast and guests celebrated the show's transfer to Broadway at the Royalton Hotel.

Next Fall focuses on two gay men with religious differences,over the course of their five-year romantic relationship. The production, which originated Off-Broadway last year, features Patrick Breen, Maddie Corman, Sean Dugan, Patrick Heusinger, Connie Ray, and Cotter Smith.

John is one of the top-selling recording artists in the world. He has composed the scores for the Broadway musicals The Lion King, Lestat, and Billy Elliot.

TheaterMania will run a full photo feature on the opening and VIP celebration on Friday, March 12.