New York used to be a fun town, but in 1986, everyone is crippled by fear of AIDS. Everyone, that is, except BJ Rosenthal, who’s doing his best to keep the party going. But when an ex-lover becomes ill, BJ comes face to face with the reality he's tried so hard to ignore. To protect himself he swears off whatever could put him at risk: sex, love, bars, sandwiches, direct eye contact, New Jersey…pretty much everything. Still, memories of men from bygone days are everywhere, and the only way out is through. Can BJ connect the dots of his footloose past before he loses his friends, his happiness, and his mind? Eighty-Sixed is a new musical about a man confronting his history in order to reclaim his future.
Music and lyrics by Sam Salmond
Book by Jeremy J King
Based on the novel by David Feinberg
Orchestrations and Music Production by Lloyd Kikoler
Featuring: Preston Sadleir, Blaine Krauss, Sean Doherty, Jordan Barbour, Morgan James, CJ Pawlikowski, Sarah Kleist