MY SON'S A QUEER (BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO?) Announces Special Lottery For Preview Performances

Alex Mecklosky
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January 2, 2024 10:00 AM

We are turning the Lyceum into Disney World! Today My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) announced  a digital lottery for fans of the show to win $24 tickets to the new play’s early performances at The Lyceum Theatre. 

The lottery, open today through 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 7, allows fans to enter to win 1 or 2 tickets priced at $24 each to the performance of their choice between February 27th and March 11th.

Winners will be selected between January 8 - 12 at 12:00 PM each day and will have 24 hours to purchase their tickets. Entry to this lottery is free and open to all. Lottery tickets will be located throughout the orchestra and mezzanine based on availability.

“This groundbreaking approach is more than just a ticketing strategy; it's a reflection of our commitment to making theater accessible and fostering a diverse audience. By launching the lottery months before our first preview, we are breaking the traditional mold of Broadway lotteries, which are often available only a few days or hours before show time, and opening up opportunities for theater lovers outside the NYC metro area to plan their visit and experience Broadway at an affordable price. It's a win-win – a chance for audiences to secure tickets well in advance at a great price and for us, as producers, to welcome a wide and enthusiastic audience right from the start of our journey.” said Producers Tom Smedes and Heather Shields

My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do?) is a hilarious, poignant, and infectiously joyous one-person play featuring West End artist Rob Madge (they/them). The show follows the journey of a family as they explore their son's love for all things Disney, theatre, and their identity as a Queer human. As much a hilarious ode to musical theatre and VHS tapes as it is the power of a family’s acceptance, the production beautifully weaves together themes of love and self-discovery with a pop-culture love-in for fairy tale fanboy/girls (and everyone in between).

The play will begin performances on February 27th, 2024, with opening night slated for March 12th at the Lyceum Theatre.

Additionally, the show recently announced that Meena Harris and Phenomenal Media, JJ Maley, and George Strus have joined the show’s producing team. Maley and Strus' non-profit organizations, Queer Arts Coalition and Breaking the Binary Theatre respectively, will be leading the production's training and community engagement efforts.

My Son's A Queer (But What Can You Do?) is written by Rob Madge, directed by Luke Sheppard and features songs by Pippa Cleary. The production also features scenic and costumes by Ryan Dawson Laight, lighting by Jai Morjaria, sound by Tingying Dong, video by George Reeve, and orchestrations by Simon Nathan.

 The lottery is open now! Fans can enter here.  For regularly priced tickets, click here.

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!