The production, directed by Sean Mathias, plays at the Public Theater Off-Broadway.
Gently Down the Stream, the new play by Tony-nominated playwright and screenwriter Martin Sherman, officially opened April 5 Off-Broadway. The world premiere, starring Harvey Fierstein, began previews March 15 at the Public Theater, where it is 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 Gabriel Ebert. Hailing from two very different generations of gay men, their subsequent love story is billed by the theatre as “remarkably moving“ and “brilliantly funny.“ Christopher Sears also stars, and Sean Mathias directs.
Flip through photos of the evening below:
World-Premiere of Gently Down the Stream, Starring Harvey Fierstein, Opens April 5