Entries in The View UpStairs (23)

Sunday
Jan222017

feminist in the streets (and the sheets) 

Occupy everything, castrate rapists, sniff poppers, fight the patriarchy, clap back, black lives matter, pussy power, and #goldenshowers. Women's March, out.

also, costumer designer of The View UpStairs, Anita Yavich, is my HERO and also a MEME.

 

 

RESISTANCE AUNTIE <3 <3

Never forget the power we have! THIS IS INCREDIBLE.

Friday
Jan202017

The View UpStairs Key Art

So in love with this gorgeous image, shot by the legendary Joan Marcus!

tix on sale now: www.theviewupstairs.com

http://www.playbill.com/article/exclusive-see-the-new-art-for-the-view-upstairs-musical

Friday
Jan132017

TVU Behind the Scenes Shenanigans 

Follow daily updates of the madness at https://www.instagram.com/theviewupstairs/

Michael Longoria Strikes a Pose.

 

Strike a pose @michaellongoriasings !!! ๐Ÿ’ƒโœจโœจ #theviewupstairs #werk #drag #newmusicals #musicaltheatre

A video posted by The View UpStairs (@theviewupstairs) on Jan 13, 2017 at 11:40am PST

 

and gets fitted for a fierce drag wig

 

The ever-fierce @michaellongoriasings Wigs out! #newmusicals #theviewupstairs www.theviewupstairs.com

A photo posted by The View UpStairs (@theviewupstairs) on Jan 12, 2017 at 10:08am PST

 

Choreographer Al Blackstone reveals the full extent of his talent

 

 

The creative team (dir. scott ebersold, dramaturg mary kate burke) get BUTCH with it.

 

 

and Nathan Legendary-Lee Graham sports a casual everyday look

 

A sensible day look from the legendary @nathanleegraham #diva #icon #theviewupstairs

A photo posted by The View UpStairs (@theviewupstairs) on Jan 11, 2017 at 8:25am PST

 

Saturday
Jan072017

The View UpStairs in the News

We're on Playbill! Yesss Nathan you better come thruu with those legendary eyebrows.

http://www.playbill.com/article/new-musical-the-view-upstairs-finds-its-cast

Broadway.com is also buzzing about Frenchie Davis' star turn in The View UpStairs:

"A musical about a ‘70s gay bar in New Orleans starring Frenchie Davis? We’re there!" saying they are "beyond ready" ME TOO

http://www.broadway.com/buzz/187216/odds-ends-new-beauty-and-the-beast-footage-allegiance-returns-to-movie-theaters-more/

and Theatremania! http://www.theatermania.com/off-broadway/news/the-view-upstairs-musical-casting-off-broadway_79573.html

Saturday
Jan072017

The View UpStairs @ The Lynn Redgrave Theatre!! 

So excited to announce my first New York production!! TIX ON SALE NOW:

http://www.theviewupstairs.com/

The View UpStairs will open Off-Bway in February at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre with an incredible group of performers (Nathan Lee Graham Frenchie Davis Michael Longoria Jeremy Pope Doreen Montalvo Mann Taylor Frey Randy Redd Richard E. Waits Anthony Alfaro Benjamin Howes) and crew whose Charisma Uniqueness Nerve and Talent blows my mind. I've spent the last 5 years putting everything I have artistically and emotionally into this show and trying to do justice to the story of the UpStairs Lounge- The show explores what has changed over the last 40+ years in the queer community -what we've gained and lost in the fight for equality, and if we're better off. In context of this current moment of cultural backlash and far-right extremism, not to mention the hate crime earlier this year at Pulse, I'm less sure than I've ever been of the answer to that question BUT... getting to create a new musical full of characters who are 3-dimensional, dirty, queer, decadent, fierce, and fucked up- has kept me going. I hope you'll come see the world we've created and join us at the UpStairs Lounge! X