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Up on the Marquee: CASA VALENTINA

CASA VALENTINA, the new play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, is currently previews at Broadway at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Opening night is set for Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Check out photos of the marquee below!

Back in 1962, most men went to the Catskill Mountains to escape the summer heat, but others took the two-hour drive to escape something else entirely: being men. Nestled in the land of dirty dancing and borscht belt comedy sat an inconspicuous bungalow colony that catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men whose favorite pastime was dressing and acting as women. It was paradise for these men-white-collar professionals with families-to spend their weekends discreetly and safely inhabiting their chosen female alter egos. But when they got the opportunity to share their secret lives with the world, these "self-made women" had to decide whether the freedom they would gain by emerging from hiding was worth the risk of personal ruin.

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Up on the Marquee: CASA VALENTINA
Theatre Marquee for the new Harvey Fierstein play "Casa Valentina" at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 2, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: CASA VALENTINA
Theatre Marquee for the new Harvey Fierstein play "Casa Valentina" at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 2, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: CASA VALENTINA
Theatre Marquee for the new Harvey Fierstein play "Casa Valentina" at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 2, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: CASA VALENTINA
Theatre Marquee for the new Harvey Fierstein play "Casa Valentina" at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 2, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: CASA VALENTINA
Theatre Marquee for the new Harvey Fierstein play "Casa Valentina" at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 2, 2014 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: CASA VALENTINA
Theatre Marquee for the new Harvey Fierstein play "Casa Valentina" at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 2, 2014 in New York City.

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.