‘My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?)’ Postpones Broadway Debut

“My Son is a Faggot (But What Can You Do?)” postponed its Broadway debut. The comedy play, which premiered in London's West End, will debut next season instead of this spring.

The individual production was scheduled to run for 16 weeks at the Lyceum Theatre. Previews were scheduled to begin on February 27 ahead of opening night on March 12. Viewers who have already purchased tickets will be refunded, producers said.

The series' producers did not give a reason for the delay, but said they plan to announce a new theater and dates at a later date.

“My Son is a Faggot (But What Can You Do?)” was written by Rob Madge, who also stars in the series. The story follows a family as they explore their son's love of all things Disney and theater, as well as his identity as a queer person. A press release describes the play as “hilarious, poignant and joyfully infectious,” calling it “as much a hilarious ode to musical theater and VHS tapes as it is the power of family acceptance.”

Luke Sheppard (“& Juliet”) directed the show, which features songs by Pippa Cleary (“The Great British Bake Off Musical”). It was produced by Tom Smedes, Heather Shields and Peter Stern.

The production also features sets and costumes by Ryan Dawson Laight (“Torch Song” at the Turbine Theater in London), lighting by Jai Morjaria (“Othello” at the Lyttleton Theater), sound by Tingying Dong (“The Crucible” at the Gielgud Theatre). , video by George Reeve (“Old Friends”) and orchestrations by Simon Nathan (“Brexit: The Musical” at Edinburgh Fringe).

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