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Entire Second Stage Cast to Return for Broadway Run of TORCH SONG

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Producer Richie Jackson announced today complete casting for the upcoming Broadway production of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song. Joining Mr. Urie and Tony Award® and Academy Award® winner Mercedes Ruehlwill be the entire cast from the critically adored Second Stage production: Ward Horton, Roxanna Hope Radja, Michael Hsu Rosen, and Jack DiFalco.

The limited engagement of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will begin previews Tuesday, October 9 ahead of a Thursday, November 1 opening night at Broadway's Hayes Theater (240 West 44thStreet), the same Broadway stage where the Tony Award-winning premiere forever changed the face of popular entertainment and ushered in a new era of American understanding of love and family.

Fiercely funny and heart-wrenching, Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song follows Arnold Beckoff's (Mr. Urie) odyssey to find happiness in New York. All he wants is a husband, a child, and a pair of bunny slippers that fit, but a visit from his overbearing mother (Ms. Ruehl) reminds him that he needs one thing more: respect.

Join Arnold on this all too human journey about the families we're born into, the families we choose, and the battles to bring them all home.

Torch Song Trilogy first premiered on Broadway in 1982 at the Little Theatre, now the Hayes Theater, where it ran for three years. Written by and starring Mr. Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy won Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play. Now, 36 years later, this landmark play returns to the Hayes under the title: Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song.

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song is produced by Richie Jackson, Stephanie P. McClelland, David Mirvish, Judith Ann Abrams/CJC and Priest, Burnt Umber Productions/True Love Productions, Caiola Denoff-Salmira Hirschhorn Kierstead, Lassen Radford/Karmen Boyz Productions, Perniciaro & Emanuel, Jujamcyn Theaters, and Second Stage Theater.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 212-239-6200. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more through Givenik/Jujamcyn Group Sales by calling 212-840-8181.

To learn more about the show and for additional information, please visit

Additional news, including creative team for Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, will be announced shortly.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

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