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After a critically acclaimed run off-Broadway last year, Harvey Fierstein's epic Torch Song is receiving its Broadway transfer this coming fall. Stars of the show, Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl, are set to return to reprise their roles in this touching drama.
First premiering Off-Off Broadway in 1978 Torch Song received its first Broadway run in 1982 when it ran for a whopping 1,222 performances, earning Tony awards for Best Play and Best Actor in Play (Harvey Fierstein), before it was adapted for the silver screen in 1988. Playing at the newly reopened Hayes Theatre, Torch Song pays homage to its first Broadway run when it played the venue (then called the Little Theatre) back in 1982.
Centered around Arnold, a gay jewish drag star and torch singer, Torch Song takes us on a journey as Arnold searches for love, purpose and family. In this four hour epic the play focusses on three different stages of Arnold's life, as he battles bigotry, heartbreak and the experience of building a family.
Previews from: 9 October 2018
Opening night: 1 November 2018
Suitable for ages 12+ Parental Guidance is advised
Two hours and 40 minutes, with one intermission
Images have been taken from the 2017 off-Broadway production.
Michael Urie as Arnold Beckoff
Mercedes Ruehl as Arnold's mother
Roxanna Hope Radja
Michael Hsu Rosen
Written by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Moisés Kaufman
Scenic Design by David Zinn
Costumes by Clint Ramos
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