Photo of Rob Madge provided by Rubenstein PR.
If your son’s a queer, what should you do? Come to Broadway, of course!
Following sold-out and critically acclaimed runs in London’s West End and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Olivier Award nominated play My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) starring writer and performer Rob Madge, will arrive on Broadway this spring at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th St.) for 16 weeks only. Performances will begin on February 27, 2024, with opening night slated for March 12. Tickets for My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) start at $39 and can be purchased now at Telecharge.com or by phone at 212-239-6200.
The Broadway Blog’s write-up for this play was included in our Five Shows You Can’t Miss in London article, shading that when Rob was twelve, they attempted a full-blown Disney parade in their house for their Grandma. As Rob donned wigs and played Mary Poppins, Ariel, Mickey Mouse and Belle, their Dad doubled as Stage Manager, Sound Technician and Goofy. Unfortunately, Dad missed all his cues and pushed all the floats in the wrong direction. Mum mistook Aladdin for Ursula. The costumes went awry. Grandma had a nice time, though. My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) is the joyous autobiographical story of social-media sensation Rob Madge as they set out to recreate that parade – and this time, nobody, no, nobody is gonna rain on it.
My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) is produced by Tom Smedes, Heather Shields, and Peter Stern; it is produced by arrangement with Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor Mills.