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'Harvey & Friends' Will Air on CUNY TV This Weekend


 "Harvey & Friends," the New York Times TimesTalk Event celebrating the career for four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (currently starring on Broadway in A Catered Affair, for which he also wrote the book), will air this weekend on CUNY TV at the following times: Friday, May 23 at 8:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 25 at 12:00 a.m.

The sold-out event, which was filmed live at the New York Times' TimesCenter on April 1, 2008, was moderated by New York Times journalist Jesse Green and featured three-time Emmy Award-winner Edie Falco and Tony Award-nominee Brooks Ashmanskas reading excerpts from Fierstein's plays Safe Sex and Torch Song Trilogy, Tony Award-winner Dick Latessa and A Catered Affair's Matt Cavenaugh performing from La Cage Aux Folles (for which Fierstein wrote the book) and A Catered Affair's leading lady Faith Prince performing with Fierstein from the show.

"Harvey & Friends" can be seen on CUNY TV, Time Warner Channel 75 in Manhattan.  For more information, visit

Directed by Tony Award-winner John DoyleA Catered Affair stars Tony Award-winner Prince as 'Aggie Hurley,' the mother- of-the-bride, Tony Award-nominee Tom Wopat as 'Tom Hurley,' the father-of-the-bride, Harvey Fierstein as 'Winston,' the uncle-of-the-bride, Leslie Kritzer as 'Jane Hurley,' the bride-to-be and Matt Cavenaugh as 'Ralph Halloran,' the groom-to-be.  The featured cast includes Philip Hoffman, Katie Klaus, HEATHER MAC RAE, Lori Wilner and Kristine Zbornik.

Scenic Design is by David Gallo, Costume Design is by Ann Hould-Ward and Lighting Design is by Brian MacDevitt.  Orchestrations are by Jonathan Tunick, Sound Design is by Dan Moses Schreier, Projection Design is by Zachary Borovay and Hair Design is by David Lawrence.

A Catered Affair asks the question that inevitably faces every mother and daughter: Whose wedding is it anyway?  The musical tells the story of a Bronx mother's efforts to give her only daughter the elaborate wedding she never had – and the bride never asked for.  Faith Prince, Tom Wopat and Harvey Fierstein star in this funny, poignant and oh, so human show of love and disaffection.  Harvey Fierstein's book and John Bucchino's score explore both our need for love and the true meaning of family.

A Catered Affair is produced on Broadway by Jujamcyn Theaters, Jordan Roth, Harvey Entertainment/Ron Fierstein, Richie Jackson, Daryl Roth, John O'Boyle/Ricky Stevens/Davis-Tolentino, Barbra Russell/Ron Sharpe in association with the Frankel-Baruch-Viertel-Routh Group, Broadway Across America, True Love Productions, Rick Steiner/Mayerson-Bell-Staton-Osher Group, Jan Kallish, Stacey Mindich and Rhoda Mayerson.  The musical is based on the Turner Entertainment motion picture distributed by Warner Brothers and written by Gore Vidal, and the original teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky.

Photo Credit Linda Lenzi

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