What Did Critics Think of Gently Down the Stream?

The Verdict   What Did Critics Think of Gently Down the Stream? Harvey Fierstein stars in the new play by Tony-nominated playwright Martin Sherman at the Public Theater Off-Broadway.
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Harvey Fierstein Joan Marcus

Gently Down the Stream, the new play by Tony-nominated playwright and screenwriter Martin Sherman, officially opened April 5 Off-Broadway. Harvey Fierstein, Gabriel Ebert, and Christopher Sears star in the world-premiere production at the Public Theater.

Sean Mathias directs the limited engagement, scheduled to play through May 14.

In Gently Down the Stream, Fierstein plays Beau, a pianist expat living in London at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. The play chronicles his relationship with Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer played by Ebert. Hailing from two very different generations of gay men, their subsequent love story is billed by the Public as “remarkably moving“ and “brilliantly funny.“

Read what critics thought of the new play. Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they come in.

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)
The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)
NBC New York (Dave Quinn)
The New York Times (Elisabeth Vincentelli)
Newsday (Linda Winer)
Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)
Variety (Frank Rizzo)
The Wrap (Robert Hofler)


Read More: WHY HARVEY FIERSTEIN WANTS YOU TO KNOW YOUR GAY HISTORY

Scroll through photos from the show, and watch a sneak peek from the production below:


Tickets are on sale by calling (212) 967-7555, publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.

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