Stephen Brower & Zachary Prince

Gay but not too gay, Billie is the perfect performer. As he navigates his sentience amidst growing pressure from the Moderator to remain palatable, Billie code switches through song, dance, and storytelling to land in a place of true humanity. Equal parts playful and thought-provoking, Palatable Gay Robot is a bold new show fresh from Edinburgh Fringe starring Broadway star and internet sensation Stephen Brower that comedically explores the pejorative portrayal of gay men in show business.

This show is curated by Ars Nova Vision Resident Chris Murphy.

DOORS @ 6:30PM | SHOW @ 7:30PM

Suggested Tix Price: $20

Tix to this show are Name Your Price starting at $5, meaning you decide what you pay! We pass on 100% of the single ticket revenue directly to the show’s lead artists, and give them an opportunity to suggest the ticket price that they’d prefer. You can learn more about What’s Ars Is Yours: Name Your Price Tix by visiting our How We Do It page.

Palatable Gay Robot will stream live from Ars Nova on December 1 @ 7:30pm on Ars Nova Supra. Following the live stream, you’ll be able to watch the show on-demand for up to a year. Get a cancel-anytime $15/mo subscription to stream live or on-demand.

Stephen Brower is a multi-disciplinary artist based in NYC. He made his Broadway debut in the musical Anastasia, and most recently appeared in the Broadway-bound revival of The Who’s Tommy in Chicago. As a comedian, Stephen has headlined shows at StandUp NY, Broadway Comedy Club, Club Cumming, and more. Online, he’s avid content creator with a combined following of 350K. Stephen is a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and strives to create work that speaks to the queer experience.

Zachary Prince is a NYC-based actor and director with a gluten intolerance and a gardening kink. He was last seen as “Josh” in the Broadway-bound A Transparent Musical (based on the Amazon series) at Center Theatre Group in LA. Zach attributes his keen eye for storytelling to his many years on and off-Broadway as a standby for much more famous people. When Zach isn’t acting or directing, you can find him feverishly inhaling journalism, shopping for plants he can’t afford, or taking pictures of the two goldendoodles he shares with his partner, Brandon Uranowitz.

This show will take place at Ars Nova, located at 511 W 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Seating is general admission and first-come first-served. So, the earlier you arrive at the theater, the more choice you’ll have about where you sit! (Bonus: cheapest drinks in Midtown are at Bars Nova!)

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Tix to this show are Name Your Price starting at $5, meaning you decide what you pay! Best of all, when you name your price, 100% of the single ticket revenue is passed on directly to the show’s lead artists! You can learn more about What’s Ars Is Yours: Name Your Price Tix by visiting our How We Do It page

Once you’ve selected your performance date and time at check-out, you’ll see a number of ticket price options ranging from $5 to $100. Select the price point you want to pay and the number of tickets you’d like to purchase and they’ll be added to your cart. After that, continue through the check-out process and you’ll be all set!

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We welcome and encourage mask-wearing to protect yourself and others. However, as mask mandates have lifted and city, state and federal guidelines have changed, we will not be requiring them at performances.

We no longer require proof of vaccination, but we strongly encourage all audience members to get vaccinated and boosted in accordance with public health guidelines.

Our staff will clean and sanitize the theater and common areas and we’ll continue to provide hand sanitizer for your personal use.

Signage is posted in all spaces encouraging washing or sanitizing hands frequently.

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