'Falsettos' Marc J. Franklin for Playbill



Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Feb. 19-24
7:30 p.m.
Every Sat. and Sun. from Feb. 23-24
2 p.m.
LGBTQ, Theater

Falsettos, a musical by William Finn and James Lapine, was ahead of its time when it premiered in 1992, with a story centering on the emotional bonds among a gay man named Marvin, his lover, his ex-wife, and his young son. Underscored by evocative musical numbers, the narrative radiates empathy for marginalized characters who will never possess the luxury of supposed normalcy. Falsettos’ 2016 Broadway revival by Lincoln Center Theater proved a critical and popular hit, amassing five Tony Awards. Twin Cities audiences will now have a chance to appreciate that same heralded staging when the touring production (lead by Broadway standouts Nick Adams, Eden Espinosa, and Max von Essen) makes a stop at the Ordway. Even as the social progress of recent years is assailed by bigotry, Falsettos revels in an emancipation from such intolerance, proposing that families are founded on love and acceptance.