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Patti Smith “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” (ceremonia Nobel 2016)
Playing soon at the Lynn Redgrave Theater!
Presented by Invisible Wall Productions
The View UpStairs is a provocative new musical that pulls you inside the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant ’70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. This forgotten community comes to life in all its gritty, glam rock glory when a young fashion designer from 2017 buys the abandoned space, setting off an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration that spans two generations of queer history. Inspired by one of the most significant yet all-but-ignored attacks against the LGBTQ community, The View UpStairs examines what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide us all through an uncertain future.
Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes, no intermission
Book, Music and Lyrics by Max Vernon
Directed by Scott Ebersold
Choreography by Al Blackstone
Music Supervision & Orchestrations by James Dobinson