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Max Vernon's The View UpStairs is a provocative musical about love, hope, friendship, community, and progress. Hop on this rainbow rollercoaster ride and be moved by its rock 'n' roll power ballads and love songs. Tickets to the Off-Broadway production were among the best-selling theatre tickets in New York and tickets to the Off-West End production of The View UpStairs are expected to be just as hot!
What is The View UpStairs about?
Wes, a 21st-century fashion designer, has just purchased an old and forgotten building in the French Quarter of New Orleans. But little does he know just how bumpin’ and happenin’ this building once was just four decades ago. The now abandoned property used to be known in the 70s as the UpStairs Lounge, a flamboyant and in-your-face gay bar where bell bottoms flared for miles and disco hits blared. Soon Wes gets sucked into a soulful trip filled with sensual seduction and self-discovery. The show’s summertime setting full of love, sex, and incense combined with its summertime release at London's Soho Theatre will make you feel as if you’re on the same groovy trip suspended from space and time.
The View UpStairs has received unprecedented acclaim from both audiences, critics and celebrities alike. The one and only RuPaul called the show 'fantastic' while Entertainment Weekly called it 'vibrant' and a 'moving homage to LGBT culture.' It has also been praised for its 'jambalaya' of sexy songs, which are performed by a stellar cast.
The original Off-Broadway show has received a fleet of award nominations, including the nomination for Best New Musical at the Off-Broadway Alliance Awards; three Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Set Design of a Musical (Jason Sherwood), Outstanding Costume Design (Anita Yavich), and Outstanding Wig and Hair (Jason Hayes); four Audelco Awards nominations for Best Director/Musical Production (Scott Ebersold), Musical Production of the Year, Outstanding Musical Director (James Dobinson), and Outstanding Performance in a Musical - Male (Nathan Lee Graham); two Lortel Award nominations for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and Outstanding Scenic Design; and two Henry Hewes Design Award nominations for Scenic Design and Costume Design.
What happened at the real UpStairs Lounge?
The View UpStairs is inspired by the real-life 1973 arson attack on the UpStairs Lounge in New Orleans, Louisiana. Having claimed 32 lives, it was once the largest single attack against the LGBT community until 43 years later, when the devastating 2016 Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando, Florida took the lives of 49 people. The arson attack took place on the last day of Pride Weekend with the only suspect being Rodger Dale Nunez, who allegedly suffered from 'conversion hysteria.' He confessed to a friend that he had squirted lighter fluid on the nightclub's bottom steps, but later took his own life before police could capture him a second time.
The cast and creatives for The View UpStairs
The View UpStairs stars John Partridge (EastEnders) as Buddy, Andy Mientus (Les Miserables) as Patrick in his West End stage debut, Cedric Neal (Motown The Musical) as Henri, Declan Bennett (Kiss of the Spider Woman) as Dale, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (Gypsy) as Inez, Garry Lee (Ghost) as Freddy, Carly Mercedes Dyer (Dreamgirls) as Henri, Derek Hagen (The Twilight Zone) as Cops/Realtor, and Joseph Prouse (Jersey Boys) as Richard.
The View UpStairs is directed by Jonathan O'Boyle (Aspects of Love, Pippin) and choreographed by Fabian Aloise (The Rink). Further creatives along with the show's cast will be announced in due course.
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News / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
Tyrone Huntley cast in new summer musical The View UpStairs at the Soho Theatre
Renowned musical theatre star Tyrone Huntley has been cast in the role of Wes in the upcoming European premiere of The View UpStairs. The all-new LGBTQ+ musical, which has enjoyed a lot of buzz following the show's initial announcement made earlier this year, opens on 18 July 2019 at the Soho Theatre in London's West End. The musical's opening night will come just over a week after this year's Pride in London takes place.
16 May, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Celebrities / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
Casting announced for the European premiere of The View UpStairs at the Soho Theatre
An all-star cast has been announced for the upcoming UK premiere of The View UpStairs, including EastEnders star John Partridge, Broadway star Andy Mientus, and more. The Max Vernon musical is set to open at London's Soho Theatre this summer for a strictly limited run beginning on 18 July 2019 and ending on 24 August 2019.
18 Apr, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Broadway / New Shows + Transfers
Max Vernon’s smash-hit Off-Broadway musical The View UpStairs to receive European premiere at the West End’s Soho Theatre
Gay pride will receive an ‘unexpected extension’ in the West End this summer with the announcement that the new sell-out musical, The View UpStairs, penned by Max Vernon will be transferring to London’s Soho Theatre shortly after Pride in London. The news comes after the show’s multi-award-winning run Off-Broadway at the Lynn Redgrave Theater, which garnered numerous award nominations and overwhelming praise from both celebrities and the press.
6 Feb, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels