Gently Down the Stream

About This Show

Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Hairspray) takes the stage as Beau, an expat pianist living in London. At the dawn of the internet dating revolution, Beau meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer. 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.

A moving, funny love story that reflects the triumphs and heartbreaks of the gay rights movement, Gently Down the Stream celebrates and mourns the ghosts of the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage, and the right to dream. Tony Award nominee Sean Mathias (Waiting for Godot / No Man’s Land) directs the world premiere of this play by Martin Sherman (The Boy From Oz), a contemporary playwright of enormous influence and fellow Tony nominee.

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 40min (0 intermissions)
Dates: First Preview: March 14, 2017 Opening Night: April 5, 2017 Final Performance: May 21, 2017

Theatermania Review

| | April 5, 2017
Harvey Fierstein returns to the stage in a new play about gay history by Martin Sherman.

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