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Gently Down the Stream - 2017 - Off-Broadway

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.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 40 minutes, with no intermission

Public Theater [Martinson Theater]

(New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street
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Gently Down the Stream Off-Broadway Cast



 

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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.
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.
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.
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. 
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!
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!
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!