Harvey Fierstein's 'TORCH SONG TRILOGY' Returns To Manhattan

Harvey Fierstein's 'TORCH SONG TRILOGY' Returns To ManhattanHarvey Fierstein's acclaimed play Torch Song Trilogy returns to Manhattan for a revival by Black Henna Productions.

Malini Singh McDonald will direct the show which is scheduled to take place over three week-nights.

The first part is called "The International Stud" and it is scheduled for Wednesday evenings. The second part is called "Fugue in a Nursery" and it will take place Thursday evenings. The third part, "Widows and Children First!" is scheduled to play on Fridays and Tuesdays.

Weekend performances of all three parts are also planned.

The revival kicks off January 21, 2009, and plays through February 1.Torch Song Trilogy will take place at the American Theatre of Actors' Sargent Theatre, located at 314 W. 54th Street NYC.

Single shows cost $35 per ticket; tickets for all three plays are also available for $75 each.

For tickets go to Blackhennaproducitons.com or call 646-537-1733.

As much a reflection of the importance of family and love, Torch Song Trilogy is hailed as a classic comedy in gay theater. The play was one of the first Broadway shows to have a major gay theme in its plot. The 1988 movie version with Harvey Fierstein, Matthew Broderick, and Anne Bancroft was also one of the first mainstream movies to feature homosexuality as its main theme. But the universal themes of finding self-respect, love, and the importance of family is what has made this story a classic with both gay and straight audiences.

Harvey Fierstein is an award-winning playwright, actor, and Gay Rights activist. He is the only person in the history of the American theater who has won Tony Awards as an actor and as a writer in both the dramatic and musical categories. Harvey recently completed a run in Las Vegas re-creating the role of Edna from the smash hit musical, Hairspray (2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical). In the mid-80s, he won two Tony Awards (Best Actor and Best Play) and two Drama Desk Awards, an Obie, and a Dramatists Guild Award for his play Torch Song Trilogy, and he also adapted his play for the screen. He also won a Tony for his book of the musical La Cage Aux Folles. His other plays include Safe Sex, Spookhouse, and Forget Him. In 2005 Harvey spent a triumphant year on Broadway as Tevye in a critically-acclaimed production of Fiddler on the Roof. Film appearances include Torch Song Trilogy, Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway, Mrs. Doubtfire, and the Showtime TV movie Common Ground (which he also wrote), among many others. Harvey made his acting debut at La Mama E.T.C. in Andy Warhol's only play, Pork. Harvey has been honored with a plaque on Brooklyn's "Walk of Fame."


Related Articles

Off-Off-Broadway THEATER Stories | Shows

From This Author BWW News Desk

Before you go...