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

“My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?)” has postponed its Broadway debut. The comedic play, which premiered on London’s West End, will open next season instead of this spring.

The one-person production was intended to run for 16 weeks at the Lyceum Theatre. Preview performances were scheduled to start on Feb. 27 ahead of opening night on March 12. Theatergoers who already purchased tickets will be refunded, the producers said.

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The show’s producers didn’t give a reason for the delay but said they plan to announce a new theater and dates at a later time.

“My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?)” was written by Rob Madge, who also stars in the show. The story follows a family as they explore their son’s love for all things Disney and theater, as well as their identity as a queer person. A press release describes the play as “hilarious, poignant, and infectiously joyous,” calling it “as much a hilarious ode to musical theatre and VHS tapes as it is the power of a family’s 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 scenic and costumes by Ryan Dawson Laight (“Torch Song” at The Turbine Theatre, London), lighting by Jai Morjaria (“Othello” at Lyttleton Theatre), sound by Tingying Dong (“The Crucible” at Gielgud Theatre), video by George Reeve (“Old Friends”) and orchestrations by Simon Nathan (“Brexit: The Musical” at Edinburgh Fringe).

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