Harvey Fierstein’s groundbreaking Torch Song going back to Broadway

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Harvey Fierstein’s well-known play Torch Song will move to Broadway, EW has actually verified, with Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie and Tony and Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruehl set to sign up with the cast. The production will open this fall at the Hayes Theater, the very same Broadway place where it premiered 36 years back; its revival, directed by Tony candidate Moisés Kaufman, has actually played off-Broadway to sold-out programs.

” Seeing this brand-new production of Torch Song was awesome,” Fierstein stated in a declaration. “The audiences’ laughter seemed heartier, their tears more profound, and I could not have been happier. Now comes the news that we’re moving home to the Hayes Theater this fall and all I can say is, dreams do come true!”

Fierstein’s Torch Song trilogy premiered off-off-Broadway in 1978, and presented audiences to Arnold Beckoff, a gay Jewish drag queen and torch vocalist living in New York through the ’70 s and ’80 s. The groundbreaking play, which provided popular culture with an effeminate queer hero at a time where they were incredibly unusual, won the Tony and Drama Desk for Best Play. It initially operated on Broadway for 3 years.

” I am delighted that Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song will go back to its initial Broadway theater,” Second Stage creative director Carole Rothman included. “I can think of no better production to move from the Kiser to the Hayes than Moisés Kaufman’s brilliant production of Harvey’s timeless play.”

The brand-new Broadway production, directed by Richie Jackson, is a strictly minimal engagement. It will open Nov. 1.

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