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Beau is now a

feature - length film!


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BEAU: THE MUSICAL premieres at Dances With Films Festival

Beau wins the Dances with Films Industry Best of Show award


Announcement of BEAU: THE MUSICAL on TheaterMania


See Matt Rodin and Max Sangerman sing “It Couldn’t Be" in Playbill’s Sneak Preview


BEAU on the red carpet at Dances With Films “Step & Repeat”


Peter Filicia discusses Beau: Beau Goes to the Movies


Cinematographer Brian Rigney Hubbard is interviewed about adapting Beau the Musical to the screen, “…completely new way of working,”


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BEAU: The Musical won Best Of Show at The IndieFEST Film Awards

Proud to announce that ‘Beau‘ has been honored as Best of Show in The IndieFest Film Awards. Kudos to director Josh Rhodes for helming his first feature, the creative team of Douglas Lyons and Ethan D. Pakchar, and a superlative cast and crew.


 “Beau is a raw, energetic and soulful movie…”    


“Another Laurel for Beau the Musical – the IndieFest Humanitarian Award. Congrats to the entire Beau team.”


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Beau wins Best Feature Film at the LGBTQ+ Toronto Film Festival, 2023.

“I thought Beau was a really cool musical.”

“I hadn’t really seen anything like this before.”

“Very well done story of a boy reconnecting with his grandfather…”

“… just great production value all around.”

“It’s a really wonderful concept and great execution.”

“Good job all around.”


Complete commentary from Canada, unedited


Beau is screened with Q&A as an official selection of the Sedona International Film Festival

The Sedona International Film Festival’s press release for Beau: The Musical 

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An Official Selection of Chicago’s Pride Film Festival, 2023

More info to come (a screening is being planned).

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The Big Apple Film Fest screening of Beau is scheduled for Screen #2 at Cinema Village,
22 E. 12th St., on Sunday, May 21, at 1:30 pm EDT. 
A ‘brief’ Q&A to follow. 

More info here

BEAU: The Album

The latest Musical from Douglas Lyons and Ethan D. Pakchar, features Tony Nominee JENN COLELLA, AISHA JACKSON, MYKAL KILGORE, and a host of Broadway favorites.

Matt Rodin and our co-composer Ethan D. Pakchar performing “Runnin” live on the radio.
Have you purchased the single yet? YOU CAN HEAR: 


Sony Masterworks Broadway released the World Premiere Recording of Douglas Lyons and Ethan D. Pakchar‘s latest musical Beau digitally on October 25 and on CD November 15, 2019. The album features original music, concept, book and lyrics by Lyons (Beautiful), who built an original funk-folk score with Pakchar (Five Points) for the production’s debut this summer at The Adirondack Theatre Festival. Also premiering alongside the album preorder is lead offering “Runnin’,” a compellingly joyous track that showcases Beau’s inspiring narrative – listen here.


In celebration of the album’s release, the show’s composers and key performers, hosted a special concert presentation of Beau at Joe’s Pub in New York on Monday, October 28, at 9:30pm. Additional information and tickets can be found here.

About BEAU

Eight actor-musicians tell the story of Ace Baker, who spends the first decade of his life fatherless. At 12 years old, a phone call reveals that his “deceased” Grandpa Beau has been alive all his life, and his Mama knew. Family secrets unravel as Ace rushes to make up for the lost time with a man who changes his life, and puts a guitar in his hand.


Listen to WAMC Roundtable radio interview with the creatives and lead actor

Adirondack Theatre Festival, August 3-9


Beau: The Musical made its out-of-town debut at the Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls, NY


Beau isn’t quite like anything else on any stage.” – Glens Falls Chronicle

Beau is a profound, poignant tale.” – Post Star Review

Beau has great depths of feeling and soul, for those on both sides of the footlights. A superb show.” – Times Union Review

“There are musicals that entertain you. There are other shows that touch you emotionally. And, there are those shows that demands discussion on the way home. Beau does all three.” – The Saratogian


Joe’s Pub Concert

Broadway’s Future Concert Series, March 25

Spotlights songs from the new musical Beau, penned by Douglas Lyons and Ethan D. Pakchar. At Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Avenue at 64th Street, 6pm.  Doors open at 5:30 pm.  Free. See Details

Ethan D. Pakchar and Douglas Lyons (Photo: Christoper Boudewyns)

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