Above The Stag, the UK’s only dedicated LGBTQ+ theatre, has announced details of its latest production of the hit Broadway musical ‘[title of show]’ which runs in the Studio space at Above the Stag Theatre until Sunday 10th March.
Following two friends, Jeff and Hunter, who have a dream to have their work selected for the upcoming New York Musical Theatre Festival, ‘[title of show]’ sees the pair, along with Heidi and Susan, try to write their submission with three weeks left before the deadline. Defying all odds, the show is selected and becomes a big hit.
The four friends now have the ultimate test to face: Will they remember that their relationship and the quality of their creation are more important to them than commercial success? And more importantly – will they ever get their diamond chairs?
Taking on the role of Jeff is Jordan Fox, who most recently performed in the role of Harry in ‘Kinky Boots’ at the Adelphi Theatre. Michael Visen, who has appeared in ‘The Book of Mormon’, ‘Legally Blonde’, and ‘Follies’, will take on the role of Hunter.
Kirby Hughes (‘The Assassination of Katie Hopkins’ and ‘A Damsel In Distress’) and Natalie Williams (Secret Cinema’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and Theatre Royal’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’) will perform in the roles of Heidi and Susan.
‘[title of show]’ was actually genuinely chosen for production by the Musical Theatre Festival and premiered in New York in September 2004. It later ran off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in 2006, earning a second limited run the same year, then played at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical.
The production is directed by Robert McWhir, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell. Music direction by Aaron Clingham and choreography by William Spencer.