Harvey Fierstein News

Date Of Birth:
June 06, 1954 (60)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
THEATER TALK to Celebrate 50 Years of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

September 22, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the beloved Broadway musical Fiddler On The Roof - music and lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, book by Joseph Stein, produced by Harold Prince and directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. To celebrate the classic show, THEATER TALK welcomes critic and dramaturg Alisa Solomon of the Columbia University Journalism School to discuss her new book, Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KINKY BOOTS Is Laced with Punch and Brio!
by Herbert Paine - Sep 17, 2014

Kinky Boots has ushered in the 50th Anniversary of ASU Gammage in Tempe AZ with a righteous and literally uplifting kick in the pants of intolerance and stereotyping, featuring a star-spangled cast of characters and theatrical elements. (more...)

American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala Raises Record-Breaking Amount
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The American Theatre Wing announced today that its annual gala, held this past Monday evening at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising over $750,000 (besting the previous record, which was set in 2013, by more than $50,000). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Network, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring professionals, and the general public to programming on AmericanTheatreWing.org, including the long running 'Working in the Theatre' media program. (more...)

SHN to Offer First Broadway Bobblehead Giveaway for NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

SHN has announced a first for the Broadway industry - A Bobblehead Giveaway in conjunction with the San Francisco engagement of NEWSIES, coming to the SHN Orpheum Theatre February 17 - March 15, 2015. (more...)

Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at KINKY BOOTS National Tour, Starring Kyle Taylor Parker, Steven Booth & More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Reviews: KINKY BOOTS at The Smith Center
by Ellen Sterling - Sep 10, 2014

As a native New Yorker who was fortunate enough to go to Broadway shows since the age of five, I can now wholeheartedly and unreservedly say that Las Vegas is, indeed, the 'Entertainment Capital of the World.' And the reason for that is, in three simple words, 'The Smith Center. ' (more...)

Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS National Tour Celebrates Las Vegas Opening with Jerry Mitchell, Daryl Roth & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the opening night festivities, featuring appearances by Jerry Mitchell and Daryl Roth! (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Andy Karl, Jarrod Spector & More Join BROADWAY SALUTES Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) are pleased to announce that special guest performers Andy Karl, Jarrod Spector, Lindsay Mendez and Adam Heller will join the sixth annual Broadway Salutes event on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014. (more...)

New Self-Titled Album/Tour on the Way for NICK JONAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Nick Jonas announced today that his new, self-titled album will be released on Nov. 11th as both a standard ten-song collection and a deluxe edition with three bonus songs. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kyle Taylor Parker in KINKY BOOTS Tour - Kicks Off Tonight in Las Vegas!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony® Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), kicks off a national tour tonight in Las Vegas, running through September 14, 2014, and followed by other United States west coast stops in Tempe, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Costa Mesa before heading east in 2015. The full tour route can be found at www.kinkybootsthemusical.com. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at Kyle Taylor Parker as 'Lola.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the First Day of Rehearsal for NEWSIES National Tour; Dan DeLuca Set to Lead - Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions just announced full casting for the eagerly anticipated North American tour of Broadway's Tony® Award-winning smash hit musical, Disney's NEWSIES. Rehearsals began on Wednesday, September 3 in New York City in preparation for the first performance on Saturday, October 11 in Schenectady, NY at Proctors. During its first year of touring in the 2014-15 season, the production will play 25 cities, over 43 weeks. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/4/14 - INDIAN INK, WAYSIDE MOTOR INN, RED EYE OF LOVE and Two 'MONEY' Shows Start Tonight!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 04, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's an off-Broadway extravaganza, with INDIAN INK and THE MONEY SHOT starting previews, and THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN, RED EYE OF LOVE and BAD WITH MONEY celebrating their openings tonight. Plus, the KINKY BOOTS tour launches in Vegas! (more...)

First Look At Cast & Creative Team In Rehearsal For NEWSIES National Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 04, 2014


LA CAGE AU FOLLES Performances at The Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne Added
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

The Production Company today announced additional performances in its season of Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman masterpiece, La Cage Aux Folles. These additional performances in the Playhouse at Arts Centre Melbourne are on November 21 and 30 and December 2 and 7. (more...)

Robin Williams Daughter Returns to Twitter to Share Fierstein's Anti-Bullying Quote
by TV News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Zelda Williams has returned to Twitter after quitting the social media site days after the death of her father Robin Williams. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/30-8/31/2014
by - Aug 31, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Sunday, August 31, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Harvey Fierstein is Too Cool for the Ice Bucket Challenge... Or is He?
by Stage Tube - Aug 31, 2014

KINKY BOOTS book-writer Harvey Fierstein was recently challenged to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by KINKY BOOTS composer/lyricist Cyndi Lauper. Not surprisingly, he received a cold surprise when trying to respectfully decline. (more...)

Chichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND to Play the Duke of York's Theatre from 10 October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Jamie Hendry Productions is delighted to announce the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Neville's Island which will run at the Duke of York's Theatre from 10th October with opening night for press on 21st October 2014. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Welcomes Additional Cast Members to Ensemble; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), have announced final casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)

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