Rob Madge's solo show My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do?) will play a 16-week run on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre, with previews beginning February 27 and opening night set for March 12. Madge will reprise their performance.
The autobiographical solo show centers on Madge (Oliver!, Les Misérables) at age 12 as they attempt to create a full scale Disney parade in their house for their grandmother. Madge is non-binary.
Directed by Luke Sheppard (& Juliet), the work premiered at London's Turbine Theatre in 2021 before becoming a sell-out at the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. West End bows followed in 2022 and 2023, earning a 2023 Olivier nomination. A cast recording was released in 2022. Producers Tom Smedes, Heather Shields, and Peter Stern, who are presenting the Broadway premiere, gave the show industry presentations earlier this year. The play is one of several Edinburgh Fringe favorites to have crossed the pond in recent years, including the Tony-winning SIX, The Shark is Broken, and Alex Edelman's one-man show Just For Us.
My Son's a Queerfeatures songs by Pippa Cleary (The Great British Bake Off Musical), scenic and costume design by Ryan Dawson Laight, lighting design by Jai Morjaria, sound design by Tingying Dong, video design by George Reeve, and orchestrations by Simon Nathan. The Broadway production will be produced by arrangement with Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor Mills.