Cynthia Nixon to Direct Broadway Production of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove
Ellen DeGeneres is among the producers of the landmark gay drama.
Cynthia Nixon will direct the first-ever Broadway production of Jane Chambers's landmark lesbian drama Last Summer at Bluefish Cove. Additional information about the planned 2020 revival is still to be announced.
Originally produced off-Broadway by the Glines in 1980, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove is widely believed to be one of the first plays to portray the lesbian characters onstage. Set at a lesbian beachside haven, the play follows a group of friends whose annual summer trip is interrupted by the arrival of a straight woman.
The 40th anniversary production will be produced by Harriet Newman Leve, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Wagner.