A new version of Annie Proulx’s short story, “Brokeback Mountain,” is coming to London’s West End, and it will star BAFTA-nominated Mike Faist (he was Riff in Spielberg’s “West Side Story”) and Academy Award-nominated Lucas Hedges (“Manchester by the Sea”). And it’s something of a musical, or, as it’s being called, “a play with music,” which suggests to us that it’s less “Rent” and more… well something less traditionally musical-theater-ish. Adapted by Ashley Robinson, with songs by gay songwriter and lead vocalist of the band The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, who composed the music for “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” the Jonathan Butterell-directed production (he directed the film version of “Jamie”) will take the stage at Sohoplace Theatre for a 12-week run beginning May 10. We’re very pleased to see Lucas Hedges return to more queer material after his moving performance in “Boy Erased,” and hopeful that this new staging makes its way back to the United States.
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