No force is more powerful than love or acceptance — or a theatre kid's determination to put on fully staged plays in their living room. Perhaps that's why My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?), a new solo show with all these themes, is such a life-affirming event that's taking the world by storm. Set an alert for My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) tickets on TodayTix.
In this heartfelt and hilarious (not to mention award-winning) production, non-binary theatre actor Rob Madge reaches back into their childhood and recalls — complete with home videos on VHS — the Disney- and theatre-obsessed kid who roped their family into performing with them at home.
Madge's storytelling and songs by Pippa Cleary (The Great British Bake-Off Musical) chronicle a family's journey to explore, understand, and ultimately accept Madge's true self — including their identity as a queer person.
This critically acclaimed show is on Broadway for 16 weeks only. Join the celebration — set an alert for tickets to My Son’s a Queer on Broadway.
February 27th, 2024
June 16th, 2024
By: Rob Madge
Songs by: Pippa Cleary
Director: Luke Sheppard
Choreography: Cast list: Rob Madge
Design: Ryan Dawson Laight
Costumes: Ryan Dawson Laight
Lighting: Jai Morjaria
Sound: Tingying Dong
Other info: Video design by George Reeve, orchestrations by Simon Nathan
Accommodations for patrons who are blind, deaf, partially sighted, and/or have hearing loss; partial wheelchair access, handrail access
Before the premiere of My Son's a Queer in New York, Madge made a splash with the show across the U.K. They premiered it at the Turbine Theatre in London in 2021, took it to Scotland's Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2022, and returned to London later that year for a West End run, which got an encore in 2023. To top it all off, My Son's a Queer earned an Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play and a WhatsOnStage Award win for Best Off-West End Production.
The show isn't quite a play, though, and not quite a musical. (It, fittingly, exists outside the binary!) My Son's a Queer is a totally unique, multimedia show with stories, songs, videos, and more. But most importantly, under the lively direction of Luke Sheppard (& Juliet), all the elements make one exuberant, entertaining whole. Of course Madge, who hilariously critiqued his family members when their living-room artistry wasn't up to their standards, would deliver nothing less.
Join Olivier Award-nominated actor Rob Madge at their exuberant multimedia solo show about the power of family, love, and performing. As Madge's family explores their son's love for Disney and theatre, they also learn to support their self-discovery as a non-binary person.
My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) on Broadway is at the Lyceum Theatre , which is located in New York, NY, USA, 10036.
My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) on Broadway runs for 1h 15m.
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Rob Madge wrote and stars in My Son's a Queer, which is based on their childhood. The British theatre actor makes their Broadway debut with the show. My Son's a Queer also features songs written by Pippa Cleary.
Luke Sheppard, the director of nine-time Tony Award-nominated musical & Juliet, directs My Son's a Queer on Broadway.
My Son's a Queer features a bunch of whimsical songs, including the acceptance anthem “We Will Be Loved Anyway” and a tune about Madge's early crush on the Pied Piper. Pippa Cleary (The Great British Bake-Off Musical) penned the songs.
My Son's a Queer is recommended for ages 16 and up.
My Son's a Queer is an Olivier Award-nominated, critically acclaimed, joyful, and fabulous celebration of discovering your truest self and the life-changing role a supportive family plays in that. The show is life-affirming and simply fun for anyone looking for an uplifting queer story.
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