The View UpStairs is a provocative new musical that pulls you inside the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant '70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. This forgotten community comes to life in all its gritty, glam rock glory when a young fashion designer from 2017 buys the abandoned space, setting off an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration that spans two generations of queer history. Inspired by one of the most significant yet all-but-ignored attacks against the LGBTQ community, The View UpStairs examines what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide us all through an uncertain future.
2017 Lucille Lortel Awards Nominations
1. Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, Nathan Lee Graham
2. Outstanding Scenic Design, Jason Sherwood 2017 Drama Desk Awards Nominations
1. Outstanding Set Design for a Musical, Jason Sherwood
2. Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical, Anita Yavich
3. Outstanding Wig and Hair, Jason Hayes