Next Fall

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Next Fall (play))
Jump to: navigation, search
Next Fall
Written by Geoffrey Nauffts
Characters Adam
Luke
Holly
Brandon
Arlene
Butch
Date premiered February 16, 2010
Place premiered Peter Jay Sharp Theater
New York City
Original language English
Subject Religion, Homosexuality, Coping and Loss
Genre Drama
Official site
IBDB profile
IOBDB profile

Next Fall is a play written by Geoffrey Nauffts. The play is about two gay men in a committed relationship with a twist, with one, Luke, being devoutly religious and the other, Adam, an atheist. The play revolves around their five-year relationship and how they make it work despite their differences. However, when an accident changes everything, Adam must turn to Luke's family for support and answers. This play opened off-Broadway in 2009 before transferring to the Helen Hayes Theater in February, 2010.[1]

Production history[edit]

Next Fall, produced by Naked Angels, began performances Off-Broadway at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre on May 26, 2009 and opened to positive reviews June 3, 2009. The sold-out production, which was to close June 21, 2009, resulted in three extensions through Aug. 8, 2009.[2] The cast for the off-Broadway production included Patrick Breen as Adam, Patrick Heusinger as Luke, Maddie Corman as Holly, Sean Dugan as Brandon, Connie Ray as Arlene, and Cotter Smith as Butch.

The off-Broadway production transferred to the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway. Previews began February 16, 2010 and the play officially opened on March 11, 2010. The entire off-Broadway cast replicated their roles on Broadway as did director Sheryl Kaller and associate director Joe Langworth.[3]

Ben Brantley, gave a rave in the New York Times, and called the play an "artful, thoughtful and very moving story".[4]

Among its positive reviews, the show was named "the little play that could" by New York theater critic David Cote. It closed on July 4, 2010 after 26 previews and 132 regular performances. [5]

Synopsis[edit]

Luke believes in God. Adam believes in everything else. "Next Fall" portrays the ups and downs of this unlikely couple’s five-year relationship with sharp humor and unflinching honesty. And when an accident changes everything, Adam must turn to Luke’s family and friends for support… and answers. "Next Fall" paints a beautiful and funny portrait of modern romance, asking the hard questions about commitment, love, and faith.

Original Broadway cast[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

2010 Drama Desk Awards
  • Outstanding Play (nominated)
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play - Sean Dugan (nominated)
2010 Tony Awards
  • Best Play (nominated)
  • Best Direction of a Play - Sheryl Kaller (nominated)
2010 Outer Critics Circle Awards[6]
  • Outstanding New Broadway Play (nominated)
  • John Gassner Award - Geoffrey Nauffts (winner)

References[edit]

External links[edit]