The Public Theater presents Tony winner Harvey Fierstein in this world premiere drama about Beau, an expat pianist living in London who meets Rufus, a young lawyer, at the dawn of the Internet dating revolution. More…
After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus. But Rufus comes from a new generation of gay men who believe happiness is as much their right as anyone else’s. What Beau assumed would be just another fling grows into one of the most surprising and defining relationships of his life.
See it if you like livingroom drama-dies about (male) gay lives, past and present. Some moving moments, but the action mostly feels artificial.
Don't see it if you want sophisticated structure. GDS cheats, using monologues of "video" sessions and a toast. And it doesn't miss the baby trick (awwww).
See it if I appreciated the work as a whole. Performances were absorbing. That said, it was slow. Listening to Harvey's voice for 100 minute is TOUGH.
Don't see it if Gay-themed shows bother you. Shows with heavy monologues bother you. Harvey Fierstein bothers you.
See it if You're a Harvey Fierstein fan as he really carries the show. Poignant drama - what do you do when a man proposes to you, etc?
Don't see it if You can't listen very closely as some monologues can be confusing & lengthy.
See it if you want to see a riveting Harvey when performing his well crafted monologues; you're interested in gay history and a glimpse into the past.
Don't see it if you want all three characters to be as well defined and well written as that of the main character; you enjoy a play with a sense of drama.
See it if You want a thought provoking play dealing with the history of the gay movement.
Don't see it if You don't want to see another play about the history of the gay movement.
See it if you enjoy yet another show about the problems of gay men of a certain age and their young lovers; the only reason 2 C this show is Harvey.
Don't see it if you can't stand Fierstein's scratchy voice doing a passable New Orleans accent; you are bored to death of gay issues.
See it if You want to see Harvey Fierstein live, being awesome. A solid story with a real heart and awesome set.
Don't see it if You need things to move quickly. It's a gentle trek down the stream and you have to enjoy the view.
See it if you enjoy stories of non traditional families & love Harvey. He's especially wonderful & subtle here. The rest of the cast is also stellar.
Don't see it if you're bothered by homosexual themes and you're expecting a tidy happy ending. I saw it early in previews - I expect it to tighten up a bit.
See it if I enjoyed this show, and I liked its message - that gay peoples' lives were often tragic on times past, but are not so now. Positive.
Don't see it if Harvey Fierstein's voice can be grating. It took awhile to make its point.
See it if A "History of the Gay Man in the Latter Part of the 20th Century" is fascinating to you. Harvey Fierstein excels.
Don't see it if the mysterious fact that the lead character is like Zelig or Gump, injected in every gay crisis annoys you
See it if you are interested in the gay rights history and to see excellent performances from Gabriel Ebert and Harvey.
Don't see it if you would rather get the message by seeing the characters evolve and interact rather than being preached at.
See it if Wonderful essay on the clash of generations in the evolution of gay acceptance. Beau cannot escape the anger & hurt of his experiences in...
Don't see it if ...the 50's-90's, young Rufus only knows today's acceptance. Best Harvey Fierstein ever in remarkable monologue sections. Really special.
See it if you want to see a moving story of a gay couples relationship over a number of years. Harvey Fierstein's character's past is heart breaking.
Don't see it if would like a comedy. Don't like gay themes.
See it if You want to be challenged , entertained , and educated at the same time by the impeccable Harvey Fierstein
Don't see it if You want to avoid thinking about LGBT issues
See it if You love Harvey. Are interested in gay history told frpm a personal perspective.
Don't see it if Are offended by gay storylines. You don't like storytelling wrapped in a love story.
See it if you've any interest in the history of gay life in America, or just want to see two people change together in love over time.
Don't see it if a mostly solemn (and sweet) play that leapfrogs through time and doesn't rely on happy endings isn't your cuppa tea.
See it if you are a fan of Harvey Fierstein and/or you enjoy a heartfelt, moving story.
Don't see it if are not in to plays, drama or are looking for a lighthearted time at the theater.
See it if 4 wonderful ensemble exploring gay history in beautifully staged and well acted intimate production ; Fierstein shines in dreamlike monologu
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with long monologue rather than pure theatrical explication - and gay intimacy
See it if you love Harvey Fierstein; you like plays involving gay men; you like plays that deal with past problems of the gay community
Don't see it if you don't like Harvey Fierstein - you must like him or you will not like the play; you need a play that zips right along
See it if you're interested in gay history or are a Harvey Fierstein fan. One forgets what a versatile talent he is. The entire cast is superb.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy laughing and crying in the same production or are completely turned off by plays about gay men. Otherwise, it's beautiful.
See it if You want to see Harvey Fierstein perform in an intimate setting, up close, in a play about relationships that surprise... Wonderful show.
Don't see it if You don't care to experience other people's relationships that are different from your own.