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Harvey Fierstein News

Date of Birth: June 06, 1954 (61)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
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KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter on Growing Up Black, Christian and Gay in PittsburghKINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter on Growing Up Black, Christian and Gay in Pittsburgh
by Michael Dale - Sep 1, 2015

'This prodigal son hath come home - as a lady!' (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Tour Coming to Ohio Theatre, 10/6-11KINKY BOOTS Tour Coming to Ohio Theatre, 10/6-11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

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 the Ohio Theatre October 6-11. (more...)

Tickets to Portion of 2015-16 Broadway in Miami Season on Sale 9/12Tickets to Portion of 2015-16 Broadway in Miami Season on Sale 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Broadway Across America announced that tickets to four musicals out of its five-show 2015-2016 Broadway in Miami season will go on sale for the first time on Saturday, September 12, 2015, during the Center's ARTSLAUNCH2015. In partnership with the local arts community and presented by American Airlines, ARTSLAUNCH2015 will celebrate the Arsht Center's box office opening and the start of the South Florida arts season with a day full of fun, free activities for the community. For more information on ARTSLAUNCH2015 events, please visit www.arshtcenter.org/artslaunch. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Round Out Cast of Arena Stage's Reimagined OLIVER!Broadway Veterans Round Out Cast of Arena Stage's Reimagined OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Molly Smith directs her 30th production as Artistic Director of Arena Stage with a gritty and relevant take on the Tony Award-winning musical Oliver!, blending the chaotic worlds of 19th-century Victorian London with 2015 London. Smith's new in-the-round staging infuses a modern edge to the classic musical about an innocent orphan thrown into the dark world of double-dealing thieves and conmen, highlighting the disparity between classes and dangerous life on London's streets today. Featuring a remarkable score including 'You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,' 'Consider Yourself,' 'Where is Love?' and 'Food, Glorious Food,' Oliver! runs October 30, 2015-January 3, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Realm's A DELICATE SHIP Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: Playwrights Realm's A DELICATE SHIP Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 28, 2015

ThePlaywrights Realmpresents the New York Premiere ofA Delicate ShipbyAnna Ziegler, directed byMargot Bordelon. The production runs now through September 12, 2015, officially opening lastnight, August 27, 2015, at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Tickets On Sale 9/11 for NEWSIES at the Orpheum This WinterTickets On Sale 9/11 for NEWSIES at the Orpheum This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Disney Theatrical Productions and The Orpheum Theatre announced today that tickets for the highly anticipated Memphis engagement of Disney's NEWSIES will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 11 at 10:00 AM. The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday, December 8 for a limited engagement of eight performances through Sunday, December 13. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Alan Grier Talks 'Whole New Vision of the Lion' in New Promo for THE WIZ LIVE!STAGE TUBE: David Alan Grier Talks 'Whole New Vision of the Lion' in New Promo for THE WIZ LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2015

NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! just released a brand-new promo for the highly anticipated holidayproduction, featuring David Alan Grier talking about his daughter's reaction to him playing 'The Lion' - hear what he had to say below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in Pictures
by Richard Ridge - Aug 27, 2015

Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld.com sat down with the very busy dynamic duo of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to discuss... well, everything. (more...)

Photo Coverage: KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 1000 Broadway Performances in Style!Photo Coverage: KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 1000 Broadway Performances in Style!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 27, 2015

Just yesterday, Tony Award-winner Billy Porter joined hundreds of hopefuls outside of the Hirschfeld Theatre in their most fabulous red footwear to celebrate the show's 1000th performance. To pay homage to the show's now-iconic red boots, the first 50 people in line at the Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th St) wearing red shoes received a free pair of tickets, plus thethree most fabulous pairs of footwear, and winners (as chosen by Porter) gotto join the cast backstage after the evening performance.Later that nightthe castgathered on stage to celebrate with a toast and custom Kinky Boots cupcakes provided by Baked by Melissa. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the whole day below! (more...)

Anna Ziegler's A DELICATE SHIP Opens Tonight at The Playwrights RealmAnna Ziegler's A DELICATE SHIP Opens Tonight at The Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Playwrights Realmpresents the New York Premiere of A Delicate Ship by Anna Ziegler, directed by Margot Bordelon. The production runs now through September 12, 2015, officially opening tonight, August 27, 2015,at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Hits 1,000 - 10 High-Stepping Moments to Say 'Yeah!' AboutKINKY BOOTS Hits 1,000 - 10 High-Stepping Moments to Say 'Yeah!' About
by Jessica Khan - Aug 26, 2015

With Kinky Boots celebrating 1,000 performances tonight, gaining a new 'Lola' this fall (we're ready for you Wayne Brady!), kicking it on tour and abroad, plus Tony winner Cyndi Lauper's secret new project for Broadway, we've got a lot to say 'Yeah!' about. To mark the hit musical's milestone today, we're bringing you 10 of our favorite moments from high-kicking sensation's run! (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Dive on in with the dazzling cast of Theatre Under The Star's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid! Back by popular demand, this fun-filled, timeless tale will play for a limited run September 10 - 13 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 1,000 Broadway Performances in Style TonightKINKY BOOTS Celebrates 1,000 Broadway Performances in Style Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The Tony Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS will celebrate its landmark 1,000th performance on Broadway tonight, August 26th, with a ticket giveaway and 'fabulous footwear' contest for fans. (more...)

Barbara Isenberg Chronicles FIDDLER from Stage to Screen in New Book TRADITION!Barbara Isenberg Chronicles FIDDLER from Stage to Screen in New Book TRADITION!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Just in time for the opening of the new Broadway production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (directed by Bartlett Sher, opening Dec. 17th, 2015) St. Martin's Press haspublished TRADITION! The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood Story of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, The World's Most Beloved Musical. The book hits shelves today, August 25, 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Wayne Brady Talks KINKY BOOTS; Gives Musical Improv LessonVIDEO: Wayne Brady Talks KINKY BOOTS; Gives Musical Improv Lesson
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

How does Wayne feel about playing a drag queen on Broadway? In this exclusive interview with PEOPLE, the Emmy winner shares his thoughts on his upcoming role in KINKY BOOTS (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's DEAR ELIZABETH to Launch Women's Project Theater's 2015-16 Season at New HomeSarah Ruhl's DEAR ELIZABETH to Launch Women's Project Theater's 2015-16 Season at New Home
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, just announced the 2015-2016 Season and the beginning of its three-year residency at the McGinn/Cazale Theater (2162 Broadway, at 76th Street), creating an artistic home for women in theater. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, September 25 - October 11 at the Spreckels TheatreSan Diego Musical Theatre Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, September 25 - October 11 at the Spreckels Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the third production of their 2015 season, La Cage Aux Folles, September 25 - October 11, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, September 26), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: KINKY BOOTS Kicks Up Its Heels on Boston Leg of National TourBWW REVIEW: KINKY BOOTS Kicks Up Its Heels on Boston Leg of National Tour
by Jan Nargi - Aug 22, 2015

The sex may be in the heels, but in KINKY BOOTS the fun is in Cyndi Lauper's Tony and Grammy Award-winning score, a bouncy pop techno-disco party which keeps the musical's pedestrian plot from (ahem) dragging the show down. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Sale 8/28Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Sale 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center willbring Kinky Bootsto the Fox Cities this October. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/21/15- LA CAGE AUX FOLLESSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/21/15- LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2015

Today in 1983, La Cage Aux Folles opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 1761 performances. With a book by Harvey Fierstein and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman, it is based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret. The original 1983 Broadway production received nine nominations for Tony Awards and won six, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The success of the musical spawned a West End production and several international runs. The 2004 Broadway revival won the Tony Award for Best Revival, the 2008 London revival garnered the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. The 2010 Broadway revival was nominated for eleven Tony Awards, winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. La Cage aux Folles is the only musical which has won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical twice and the only show that has won a Best Production Tony Award (Best Musical or Best Revival of a Musical) for each of its Broadway productions. (more...)

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