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Public Theater [Martinson Theater] (New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street

Schedule

One hour and 40 minutes, with no intermission

Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 1:30pm and 7:30pm
Sundays: 1:30pm and 7:30pm

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Tony winner Harvey Fierstein takes the stage in a ravishing world premiere by one of the most influential playwrights of our time, Tony nominee Martin Sherman. Fierstein plays Beau, a pianist expat living in London, who meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer, at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus. But Rufus comes from a new generation of gay men who believe happiness is as much their right as anyone else's, and what Beau assumed would be just another fling grows into one of the most surprising and defining relationships of his life. A remarkably moving, brilliantly funny love story, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM reflects the triumphs and heartbreaks of the entire length of the gay rights movement, celebrating and mourning the ghosts of the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage and the right to dream.

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The Theater People Podcast Chats with Tony-Winner Gabriel Ebert About MATILDA, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, MoreThe Theater People Podcast Chats with Tony-Winner Gabriel Ebert About MATILDA, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, More
by Theater People Podcast - May 8, 2017

On Monday, May 8 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony Award winner Gabriel Ebert. Ebert is currently starring alongside Harvey Fierstein in the critically acclaimed gay history play Gently Down the Stream which was written by Martin Sherrman (BENT, THE BOY FROM OZ). Gently Down the Stream plays at the Martinson Theater at The Public Theater through May 21st. (more...)

BWW Review: Harvey Fierstein Reluctantly Finds Romance in Martin Sherman's Compelling GENTLY DOWN THE STREAMBWW Review: Harvey Fierstein Reluctantly Finds Romance in Martin Sherman's Compelling GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM
by Michael Dale - April 12, 2017

"I'm old enough to be your ancestor," the 61-year-old gentleman scoffs to his 28-year-old overnight guest who, after meeting on a dating site called Gaydar, suggests that something of permanence could come between them. (more...)

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, Starring Harvey Fierstein, Extends at The Public TheaterGENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, Starring Harvey Fierstein, Extends at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - April 7, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a one-week extension for the world premiere of Gently Down the Stream, written by Martin Sherman and directed by Sean Mathias. The show officially opened on Wednesday, April 5, and was previously extended through Sunday, May 14. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, May 21. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Harvey Fierstein & Company Celebrate Opening Night of Public Theater's GENTLY DOWN THE STREAMPhoto Coverage: Harvey Fierstein & Company Celebrate Opening Night of Public Theater's GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM
by Linda Lenzi - April 6, 2017

The Public's world premiere of Gently Down the Stream, written by Martin Sherman and directed by Sean Mathias, recently extended through May 14, celebrated its official press opening last night, April 5. Tony winner Harvey Fierstein takes the stage in a ravishing world premiere by one of the most influential playwrights of our time.  (more...)

BWW TV: See Harvey Fierstein and More in Highlights from GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM at The PublicBWW TV: See Harvey Fierstein and More in Highlights from GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM at The Public
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 4, 2017

The Public's world premiere of Gently Down the Stream, written by Martin Sherman and directed by Sean Mathias, recently extended through May 14, will celebrate its official press opening tomorrow, April 5. Tony winner Harvey Fierstein takes the stage in a ravishing world premiere by one of the most influential playwrights of our time. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Harvey Fierstein and More in GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM at The PublicPhoto Flash: First Look at Harvey Fierstein and More in GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM at The Public
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2017

The Public's world premiere of Gently Down the Stream, written by Martin Sherman and directed by Sean Mathias, has been extended to run through May 14, with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 5. Tony winner Harvey Fierstein takes the stage in a ravishing world premiere by one of the most influential playwrights of our time. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Harvey Fierstein and More in Rehearsal for GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM at The Public TheaterPhoto Flash: Harvey Fierstein and More in Rehearsal for GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2017

The Public Theater will begin previews for the world premiere of Gently Down the Stream on Tuesday, March 14. Written by Martin Sherman and directed by Sean Mathias, the show has been extended one week through Sunday, April 23, with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 5. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)