The View UpStairs, a new musical by Max Vernon, will begin an off-Broadway run at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theater beginning February 15. Opening night is set for February 26, with a run scheduled to conclude May 21.
The work follows a young fashion designer who buys an abandoned space that used to be a vibrant gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, "setting off an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration that spans two generations of queer history."
The cast of The View UpStairs features Jeremy Pope as Wes, Taylor Frey as Patrick, Nathan Lee Graham as Willie, Frenchie Davis as Henri, Benjamin Howes as Richard, Michael Longoria as Freddy, Ben Mayne as Dale, Doreen Montalvo as Inez, Randy Redd as Buddy, Richard E. Waits, and Anthony Alfaro.
The production, directed by Scott Ebersold, features choreography by Al Blackstone, with musical direction and orchestrations by James Dobinson.