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Harvey Fierstein News

Date Of Birth:
June 06, 1954 (61)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
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Harvey Fierstein Talks Impact of Gay TV & Theater Characters: 'Visibility Is Everything'Harvey Fierstein Talks Impact of Gay TV & Theater Characters: 'Visibility Is Everything'
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein shares his thoughts on the positive impact that lovable, gay characters in both television and theater have had on gay rights. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10+ Most Important Gay MusicalsSOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10+ Most Important Gay Musicals
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 1, 2015

The landmark Supreme Court ruling handed down late last week instating national legalization of marriage rights for all individuals is a cause celebre for the country at large, particularly the Broadway community who has vocally and vociferously fought for equal acceptance for all for decades. Given the preponderance of LGBT people in the theatre community itself, this victory is a particular joy for many to celebrate. As a result of this momentous event, now is the ideal time to take a look back at the most important and notable musicals that have appeared on Broadway in the last several decades to shine a light on the gay community, ranging from portrayals of closeted individuals trapped and unable to find acceptance in a conservative society all the way to the out and proud representations available to see in some currently running smash hits. Additionally, who could forget all of musicals that have touched upon LGBT issues over the years - from the campy to the controversial to the highly acclaimed. (more...)

Brand New 'Be Who You Want To Be' Pride-tastic KINKY BOOTS TV SpotBrand New 'Be Who You Want To Be' Pride-tastic KINKY BOOTS TV Spot
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 30, 2015

Salute the landmark Supreme Court decision along with KINKY BOOTS! (more...)

East West Players' Producing Artistic Director to Step DownEast West Players' Producing Artistic Director to Step Down
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest running professional theatre of color and the largest creator of Asian Pacific artistic work, announced today that Tim Dang, Producing Artistic Director for the past 22 years, will step down in June 2016 at the end of the organization's 50th Anniversary celebration. This will give the organization a full year to transition to a new strategic plan and to mentor new leadership for the next chapter of the organization. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Begins Run at Orpheum Theatre 7/28KINKY BOOTS National Tour Begins Run at Orpheum Theatre 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Tony and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots) debuts at the Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., downtown Minneapolis) July 28-Aug. 2, 2015 as the final production in the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin Season. Tickets for the box office record-breaking hit musical are on sale now and may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. (more...)

Review Roundup: KINKY BOOTS in TorontoReview Roundup: KINKY BOOTS in Toronto
by Review Roundups - Jun 29, 2015

Everybody say, YEAH! The Canadian premiere of the Tony Award-winning KINKY BOOTS officially opened on June 28 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, after playing previews since June 16. (more...)

West End's KINKY BOOTS Extends into 2016West End's KINKY BOOTS Extends into 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The upcoming UK premiere of Kinky Boots, Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, today announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 6 February 2016. Tickets for this extended period will go on sale from Monday 29 June 2015. Winner of six Broadway Tony® Awards, Kinky Boots will open at London's Adelphi Theatre on 15 September 2015, with previews from 21 August 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Kinky Boots Toronto Opening Red Carpet InterviewsVIDEO: Kinky Boots Toronto Opening Red Carpet Interviews
by Alan Henry - Jun 29, 2015

BroadwayWorld's Alan Henry was at the opening night red carpet of KINKY BOOTS in Toronto! Check out our red carpet interviews with Cyndi Lauper, Daryl Roth, Jerry Mitchell, and more! Everybody say, YEAH! The Canadian premiere of the Tony Award-winning KINKY BOOTS officially opened tonight, June 28 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, after playing previews since June 16. (more...)

BWW Review: Toronto Says 'YEAH' To Kinky BootsBWW Review: Toronto Says 'YEAH' To Kinky Boots
by Alan Henry - Jun 29, 2015

There's a party happening every day at The Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto - and that party is the Canadian production of Kinky Boots which opened Sunday night. The mostly Canadian cast, save for American newcomer Alan Mingo Jr. as Lola earned a standing ovation from the opening night audience. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Dancers Bring Something Extra to NEWSIES National TourBWW REVIEW: Dancers Bring Something Extra to NEWSIES National Tour
by Jan Nargi - Jun 29, 2015

A lot may seem familiar in Disney's Broadway musical NEWSIES now on tour in Boston, but the dancing chorus of a dozen or so able-bodied newsboys makes this production soar. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Billy Porter Shares Touching Speech on PRIDE Following KINKY BOOTS PerformanceSTAGE TUBE: Billy Porter Shares Touching Speech on PRIDE Following KINKY BOOTS Performance
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2015

Broadway's celebration of the SCOTUS ruling to legalize gay marriage ranged from in-depth Facebook posts to public speeches. Following Friday night's performance, KINKY BOOTS star Billy Porter took center stage to address the crowd and share what the ruling means to him personally. Check out the full video below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/28/2015 - Special PRIDE Edition!WAKE UP with BWW 6/28/2015 - Special PRIDE Edition!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 28, 2015

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: After Friday's landmark Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, the Broadway community -- and supporters across the country -- exploded with love and celebration. Today is the day for NYC to go even wilder in support of LGBTQ rights, so scroll down for BWW's list of Pride-related events, parties and more! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Opens in Toronto Tonight, Starring Alan Mingo Jr.KINKY BOOTS Opens in Toronto Tonight, Starring Alan Mingo Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2015

Everybody say, YEAH! The Canadian premiere of the Tony Award-winning KINKY BOOTS officially opens tonight, June 28 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, after playing previews since June 16. (more...)

BWW Sunday Exclusive Pride Special: Playwright Jonathan Tolins on Friday's Historic Ruling- 'Theater Definitely Played an Important Role in What Happened'BWW Sunday Exclusive Pride Special: Playwright Jonathan Tolins on Friday's Historic Ruling- 'Theater Definitely Played an Important Role in What Happened'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 28, 2015

Playwright Jonathan Tolins (author of BUYER & CELLAR and TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDS) coined the phrase 'The Last Sunday in June' and turned it into a landmark play which debuted in 2003 at the Rattlestick Theater starring Arnie Burton, Donald Corren, Jonathan McClain, Susan Pourfar, Mark Setlock, Peter Smith, David Turner and Matthew Wilkas and directed by Trip Cullman. BroadwayWorld.com reached out to him this week as we face the most historic PRIDE in American History (more...)

Harvey Fierstein on Gay Marriage Decision: 'Idiots Like Bill Maher' Don't Understand Why the Arts MatterHarvey Fierstein on Gay Marriage Decision: 'Idiots Like Bill Maher' Don't Understand Why the Arts Matter
by Jessica Showers - Jun 26, 2015

KINKY BOOTS book writer and Broadway star Harvey Fierstein penned a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter following today's Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. He credits the arts for introducing society to the values and ideas that made this morning's ruling possible. (more...)

'Everybody Say Equality!' KINKY BOOTS Celebrates Gay Marriage Victory & Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein Comment'Everybody Say Equality!' KINKY BOOTS Celebrates Gay Marriage Victory & Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein Comment
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2015

Salute today's landmark Supreme Court decision along with KINKY BOOTS! (more...)

'Let Pride Be Your Guide!' KINKY BOOTS Supports Gay Pride Week With New Logo In Colorful Social Media Post'Let Pride Be Your Guide!' KINKY BOOTS Supports Gay Pride Week With New Logo In Colorful Social Media Post
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 25, 2015

Celebrate Gay Pride with KINKY BOOTS! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Laverne Cox, Bianca Del Rio & More Heat Up BROADWAY BARES 25: TOP BOTTOMS OF BROADWAYExclusive Photo Coverage: Laverne Cox, Bianca Del Rio & More Heat Up BROADWAY BARES 25: TOP BOTTOMS OF BROADWAY
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 25, 2015

The epic 25th edition of Broadway Bares celebrated the golden age of Broadway with an evening of ripped dancers, cheeky choreographers and sumptuous showgirls, raising a record-shattering $1,598,501 on Sunday, June 21, 2015, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway Bares: Top Bottoms of Burlesque featured 222 of New York's sexiest and most talented dancers, entertaining standing-room-only audiences at two performances at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive steamy photos below! (more...)

Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Begins Friday; Six Performances Added!Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Begins Friday; Six Performances Added!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals has added six performances to its run of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, which begins this Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch The Toronto Cast of KINKY BOOTS Say Yeah!STAGE TUBE: Watch The Toronto Cast of KINKY BOOTS Say Yeah!
by Stage Tube - Jun 23, 2015

Performances for the Canadian premiere production of Broadway's Kinky Boots, began June 16 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre! Media night is Sunday June 28 at 6:00pm (which also happens to be Pride Day). Check out a first look at the cast performing below! (more...)

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