Musicals are so often thought of as “gay,” it can be easy to forget that every once in a while one of of them actually addresses the LGBT experience, like La Cage Aux Folles, Falsettos, or Kiss of the Spider Woman.
The latest such addition to the canon, The View UpStairs, recently opened at NYC’s Lynn Redgrave Theater. The show explores multiple generations of gay history, transporting audiences to The UpStairs Lounge — a gritty, glamorous ‘70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans — which comes back to life when a fashion designer from 2017 buys the space, setting off an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration, partly inspired by a significant but rarely spoken-about attacks on our community. Performances are currently scheduled through late May. theviewupstairs.com
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Last modified: April 19, 2017