Solo show 'My Son's A Queer' to premiere on Broadway

Veteran British theatre performer Rob Madge will bring their solo show to New York following an Olivier Award-nominated premiere in London's West End in 2022.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

UPDATE: As of February 8, 2024, the Broadway premiere of My Son's A Queer (But What Can You Do?) has been postponed.

A new solo show My Son's A Queer (But What Can You Do?), written and performed by Rob Madge, will debut on Broadway this spring following its acclaimed premiere in London's West End. Performances run at the Lyceum Theatre for 16 weeks only beginning February 27. Opening night is March 12.

My Son's A Queer dramatizes Madge's upbringing and how their family explored Madge's love for Disney and theatre — and ultimately, supported their queer identity. With stories, songs, and VHS tapes, Madge shares their story of self-discovery and the crucial role their family's acceptance played in it.

London Theatre's four-star review hailed the show as "a 75-minute celebration of being your best and truest self."

Madge's past U.K. theatre credits include Mary Poppins, Macbeth, Les Misérables, and Oliver! Now, they make their Broadway debut with My Son's A Queer after performing it in London in 2022 and again in 2023. The show earned an Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play.

Luke Sheppard (& Juliet) returns to direct My Son's A Queer, which features songs by Pippa Cleary (The Great British Bake Off Musical). The creative team also includes scenic and costume designer Ryan Dawson Laight, lighting designer Jai Morjaria, sound designer Tingying Dong, video designer George Reeve, and orchestrator Simon Nathan.

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Photo credit: Rob Madge in My Son's a Queer. (Photo by Mark Senior)

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