Harvey Fierstein and Gabriel Ebert to Star in New Play Gently Down the Stream
The drama about gay dating in the Internet age is written by Martin Sherman.
Harvey Fierstein and Gabriel Ebert, who collaborated on the Broadway production of Fierstein's play Casa Valentina, will star together in Gently Down the Stream, a new play by Martin Sherman at the Public Theater. Directed by Sean Mathias, the work begins performances March 14 and will run through April 23. Opening is set for April 5.
As previously announced, 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 will be 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.