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Harvey Fierstein-Led Gently Down the Stream Extends at Public Theater

Martin Sherman's drama is directed by Sean Mathias.

Gabriel Ebert and Harvey Fierstein star in Gently Down the Stream, directed by Sean Mathias, at the Public Theater.
(© Joan Marcus)

Gently Down the Stream, starring Harvey Fierstein and Gabriel Ebert, has received an additional extension at the Public Theater. It will now play through May 21. The new play by Martin Sherman is directed by Sean Mathias and officially opened April 5.

Fierstein plays Beau, an American expat living in London, who meets Rufus (Ebert), an eccentric young lawyer, at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus. But Rufus comes from a new generation of gay men who believe happiness is as much their right as anyone else's, and what Beau assumed would be just another fling grows into one of the most surprising and defining relationships of his life.

Tony winners Fierstein and Ebert are joined by Christopher Sears, who completes the cast. The production features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen.

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