Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS
Invisible Wall Productions presents The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon and directed by Scott Ebersold - at Culture Project - The Lynn Redgrave (45 Bleecker Street). Choreography is by Al Blackstone with James Dobinson serving as Music Supervisor and Orchestrator.
The View UpStairs 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 all of us through an uncertain future.
The cast of The View UpStairs features Jeremy Pope (Invisible Thread, Choir Boy) as Wes, Taylor Frey (How to Succeed..., South Pacific) as Patrick, Nathan Lee Graham (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Zoolander) as Willie, Frenchie Davis (Rent, "The Voice") as Henri, Benjamin Howes (Scandalous, Mary Poppins) as Richard, Michael Longoria (Jersey Boys, Hairspray) as Freddy, Ben Mayne as Dale, Nancy Ticotin as Inez, Randy Redd (Million Dollar Quartet, Ring of Fire) as Buddy, in addition to Richard E. Waits and Anthony Alfaro.
BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below!
Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi
Max Vernon and Scott Ebersold
Scott Ebersold and Barry Hitchcock
Marc Solomon, Scott Ebersold and Barry Hitchcock
Donna DiNovelli, Max Vernon and Fred Carl
Max Vernon and Thorgy Thor
Robert W. Richards
Patrick McCollum and Daniel Reichard
Billy Griffin and Al Blackstone
William Musanti and Michael Buckley
Justin VivIan Bond
Nellie McKay and Flotilla DeBarge
Robin De Jesus
Murray Bartlett and Scott Ebersold