Harvey Fierstein News

Date Of Birth:
June 06, 1954 (60)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
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KINKY BOOTS National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center, 12/30-1/11/2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 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), opens at Segerstrom Center for the Arts from December 30, 2014 - January 11, 2015. Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Segerstrom Center start at $29 and are now available online at SCFTA.org, the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, November 22 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. (more...)

National Tour of Disney's NEWSIES to Play the Fox Theatre in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that tickets for the highly anticipated Atlanta engagement of Disney's NEWSIES will go on sale to the public on Sunday, October 19 at 10 a.m. The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, January 20 for a limited one week engagement through Sunday, January 25 as part of the 2014/2015 Broadway in Atlanta series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Likable KINKY BOOTS Inaugurates Gammage Auditorium's 50th Anniversary Season
by Tim Shawver - Sep 29, 2014

Like its composer, KINKY BOOTS is so unusual. Meticulously derivative, yet passingly original. (more...)

2014 Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend to Salute Jerry Mitchell, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The 2014 Madison Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend will be a salute to Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell, and celebration of the many Broadway musicals and Hollywood films to which he has contributed. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 20-26
by Louisa Brady - Sep 26, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market, Billy Porter's Off-Broadway show WHILE I YET LIVE, Aretha Franklin's visit to ALADDIN, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Ridgefield Playhouse's Willie Nelson Gala, Feat. Harvey Fierstein & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

It was an effervescent sold-out crowd that packed The Ridgefield Playhouse for the 14th Anniversary Gala on September 17 to see Willie Nelson, up-close-and-personal with his Family band. In an evening brimming with dinner courtesy of area food establishments, an open bar, silent and live auctions and honorees, it was the social event of the season. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS' Sean Patrick Doyle Sings Title Song from THE BOXTROLLS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Sean Patrick Doyle, currently appearing as an Angel in the Tony-winning hit musical Kinky Boots, provides the vocals for the title song in The Boxtrolls, a full length stop-motion from Laika and Focus Features, who brought audiences the Oscar-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman. In the song written by Monty Python's Eric Idle with Oscar-winning Atonement composer Dario Marianelli, Doyle voice-matches Academy Award-winner Ben Kingsley as the evil Archibald Snatcher's alter ego, M. Frou Frou. The animated feature topped the UK/Ireland box office when it began it's foreign release across eight markets, and arrives in theaters nationwide on September 26th. The soundtrack, featuring Doyle, is currently available for download on iTunes. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at STAGES St. Louis' Celebration of FIDDLER'S 50th!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

(ST. LOUIS) - STAGES St. Louis is pleased to announce the opening of the timeless Tony Award ® winning musical Fiddler on the Roof. The treasured tale of family and tradition plays at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood through October 5th. Due to an unprecedented advance in sales, STAGES has added a performance to the original schedule on Sunday, September 28 at 7:30 pm. Check out a first look at the opening night celebration below! (more...)

Extensive Fan Q&A With The Cast Of NEWSIES National Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 25, 2014

An extensive chat with the new national tour cast of NEWSIES! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: To Life! 50 Years Of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 25, 2014

Today we celebrate one of the most beloved musicals of all time in honor of its 50th birthday this week, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from BROADWAY SALUTES with Andy Karl, Jarrod Spector, Lindsay Mendez & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 24, 2014

The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) featured special guest performers Andy Karl, Jarrod Spector, Lindsay Mendez and Adam Heller in the sixth annual Broadway Salutes event on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014. Four-time Tony® Award winning playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein was the host. This public celebration honored the countless professionals who have made Broadway great. In this industry-wide celebration, theatre professionals received special recognition for having worked 25, 35, and 50+ years on Broadway. Directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carol King Musical), Broadway Salutes took place at Anita's Way, the public space next to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (West 42nd to West 43rd Streets- between Sixth Avenue and Broadway) located in the heart of the theatre district. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the special event below! (more...)

BWW TV: NEWSIES Hits the Road - In Rehearsal with the Company of the National Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 24, 2014

Disney Theatrical Productions will present 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. The production features Dan DeLuca as 'Jack Kelly', Steve Blanchard as 'Joseph Pulitzer', Stephanie Styles as 'Katherine', Angela Grovey as 'Medda Larkin', Jacob Kemp as 'Davey', Zachary Sayle as 'Crutchie', and Vincent Crocilla and Anthony Rosenthal alternating the role of 'Les.' The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld was there for the big day. Go inside rehearsal with Richard Ridge below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Performances at BROADWAY SALUTES 2014
by Walter McBride - Sep 24, 2014


Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY SALUTES 2014
by Walter McBride - Sep 24, 2014


VIDEO: Watch Live Chat With Cast of NEWSIES National Tour
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2014

This week, the cast of Newsies on Tour took time out from their busy schedule to answer questions from fans. Check out the video below! (more...)

In Rehearsal With NEWSIES National Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 24, 2014

Multi-Tony Award-winning screen-to-stage musical hit NEWSIES is set to embark on a national tour later this year and a new video featurette showcasing rehearsals currently underway for the new production has been unveiled via the show's official Facebook page. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/23/14 - Bennett & Gaga Get CHEEK TO CHEEK, BROADWAY SALUTES and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 23, 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: Bennett & Gaga's CHEEK TO CHEEK is out today, Harvey Fierstein hosts BROADWAY SALUTES, JERSEY BOYS welcomes back an old friend, PBS salutes Joan Rivers and more! (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Hosts Tomorrow's BROADWAY SALUTES With Andy Karl, Lindsay Mendez and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Four-time Tony Award winning playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein will host the sixth annual Broadway Salutes event on Tuesday, September 23rd, which is presented by The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG). This public celebration honors the countless professionals who have made Broadway great. In this industry-wide celebration, theatre professionals will receive special recognition for having worked 25, 35, and 50+ years on Broadway. (more...)

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...)

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