Based on the story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film, the charity and the national movement, TREVOR the musical is a coming-of-age story about identity, emerging sexuality and the struggles of growing up in a world that may not be ready for you.
Trevor is a 13-year-old boy in 1981 whose vibrant imagination drives a turbulent journey of self-discovery. As he deals with adolescence and all that goes with it, Trevor begins to explore who he really is and how to be in the world.
TREVOR is based on the 1995 Academy Award-Winning film of the same name. The film’s premiere on HBO also caused the launch of The Trevor Project , the nation’s only accredited crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization focused on saving young LGBTQ lives. Never before has a Broadway musical been connected to such an organization where the musical story can aid in helping a life-saving initiative.
Creative team includes writers Dan Collins and Julianne Wick Davis (SOUTHERN COMFORT, THE PEN) Director Marc Bruni (BEAUTIFUL, ROMAN HOLIDAY, Encores’ PAINT YOUR WAGON, PIPE DREAM, FANNY), Choreographer Josh Prince (BEAUTIFUL, SHREK, off-Broadway’s THE KID, BUNTY BURMAN PRESENTS, City Ballet’s New York Choreographic Institute, and Columbia Ballet Collaborative), Scenic Designer Donyale Werle (BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, IN TRANSIT, ALLEGIANCE, TONY award winner,PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Obie Award Winner), and Lighting Designer Peter Kazarowski (BEAUTIFUL, VENUS IN FUR, THE PAJAMA GAME, KISS ME KATE, CONTACT, TONY award winner, THE PRODUCERS).
TREVOR had its World Premiere at Writers Theater in Chicago on August 9, 2017. Response to the musical was unprecedented; the show broke all box office and attendance records in the theatre’s 25 years.