Beloved King
Beloved King

Beloved King: A Queer Bible Musical



  • Run Time: Two hours and forty-five minutes

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Like many of you, we are staying informed about the events surrounding the global outbreak of the coronavirus. The health and safety of our staff, artists, and audiences is of utmost importance. We have decided to postpone Beloved King: A Queer Bible Musical to a future date. Current ticket holders will be contacted when that date is announced and their tickets will be refunded in the manner in which they paid. If you have any questions please contact our Ticket Services Office at 617.547.8300 (Tuesday – Sunday, noon – 5PM) or

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Beloved King is a faithfully adapted Biblical musical that happens to be gay AF. The show follows the young shepherd David as he is thrust from rural fields into the royal court. After his sudden rise to prominence, David finds himself the object of affection of both the heir to the throne, idealistic Prince Jonathan, and his father, the domineering King Saul, forcing him to re-navigate his relationship to love and power as he tries to follow the path laid out for him by a mysterious entity called God.

Beloved King is the Master’s Thesis of Harvard Divinity School Ministry Fellow and playwright, Jade Sylvan.

This is the first-ever staged reading of Beloved King, complete with all songs and a live band. The evening will be a full show and first look at this brand-new musical, as well as a fundraiser for the future of Beloved King, a wholly independent production. Ticket prices are tiered so you can pay what you want to support the project. Proceeds will go directly toward the future of Beloved King. The goal is to eventually produce a full theatrical run, so more people can experience this queer Biblical musical story. This event is the beginning!

This show contains the mention of sexual content , partial nudity, violence, a depiction of sexual coercion, strong language, the mention of sexual assault.

This program is supported in part by a grant from Cambridge Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.