Gently Down the Stream

Name: Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall
Address: 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Information
First performance date: March 14, 2017
Opening date: April 5, 2017
Closing date: May 21, 2017
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy, Hairspray) takes the stage in a ravishing world premiere by one of the most influential playwrights of our time, Tony nominee Martin Sherman (Bent, The Boy From Oz). 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. Tony nominee Sean Mathias (Waiting for Godot/No Man’s Land, Bent) directs.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The Public Theater Producer
Oskar Eustis Artistic Director
Patrick Willingham Executive Director
Maria Manuela Goyanes Associate Producer
Mandy Hackett Associate Artistic Director
Martin Sherman Playwright
Sean Mathias Director
David Nathan Perlow Assistant Director
Derek McLane Set Designer
Michael Krass Costume Designer
Peter Kaczorowski Lighting Designer
Michael Bodeen Sound Designer
Rob Milburn Sound Designer
Cookie Jordan Hair/Make-Up
Grace Laubacher Assistant Set Designer
David Anthony Crowley1 Assistant Costume Designer
Page Seber Assistant Lighting Designer
Sam Kusnetz Assistant Sound Designer
William Neal Assistant Sound Designer
Joanna Lynne Staub Assistant Sound Designer
Scott Taylor Rollison Production Stage Manager
Samantha Fremer Stage Manager
Claire M. Kavanah Prop Master
Jordan Thaler/ Heidi Griffiths Casting
Ron Carlos Dialect Coach

1Credited as David Crowley.

Actor Role
Gabriel Ebert Rufus
Harvey Fierstein Beau
Christopher Sears Harry
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2017 Hewes Design Award, Scenic Design Derek McLane Set Designer