British actors Hugh Dancy and Ben Whishaw have won praise for their turns playing troubled gay lovers in an off-Broadway production that jumps back and forth from repressed 1950s London to 2008.
“The Pride” is Alexi Kaye Campbell’s sentimental story about a fraught love triangle in 1958 and a stormy gay relationship in the present day. Dancy and Whishaw portray two couples in the different eras who anguish over emotional isolation and gay identity.
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“The Pride” opened at the Lucille Lortel Theater in New York on Tuesday night, following an acclaimed debut in London in 2008.
Box office sales on Wednesday broke the single-day ticket sale record for MCC Theater, the show’s producer. MCC announced it will extend the play’s run for an additional week to March 28 because of audience demand.