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Torch Song - 2018 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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Critics have fallen in love with HARVEY FIERSTEIN's TORCH SONG, now on Broadway for a strictly limited engagement.

Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it "Spectacular! A Grade-A energizing joy!" And Entertainment Weekly raves, "TORCH SONG brings laughter and tears simultaneously. It's impossible not to feel electricity in the theater." Don't miss this "profoundly moving" (The Hollywood Reporter) production of the Tony Award-winning play, starring Drama Desk Award winner MICHAEL URIE ("Younger," "Ugly Betty," Buyer & Cellar) and Academy Award and Tony winner MERCEDES RUEHL (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers), directed by Tony nominee MOISES KAUFMAN (The Laramie Project, I Am My Own Wife).

Hilarious and heart-wrenching TORCH SONG follows Arnold Beckoff's 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 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.

History:

Revival
Run Type:Limited Run
Market:Broadway
Previews: October 09, 2018
Closing:January 06, 2019

Running Time:

Two hours and 40 minutes, with 1 intermission

Hayes Theatre (Broadway)

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About the Theatre  

Address:
240 West 44th St.
New York,NY

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Featured Reviews For Torch Song


‘Torch Song’ On Broadway: Michael Urie & Mercedes Ruehl Tune Things Up – Review - Deadline
As if to confront and wrestle down any datedness head-on, Kaufman and his cast go broad. Like, vaudeville broad, with Urie doing his damnedest to drown out all memory of Fierstein's foghorn by calling forth a bizarre vocal affectation somewhere between Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion and Hanna-Barbera's Snagglepuss. I'd like to think of it as an homage to theater's great nances, but I'm afraid it's just cartoon Virginia ham.

Torch Song review at Helen Hayes Theatre, New York – ‘a stirring revival’ - The Stage
The play's defiant and universal humanity shines through with a burning intensity in Moises Kaufman's beautifully modulated production. It is galvanised by the fierce combination of unsentimental vulnerability and independent dignity that Michael Urie brings to the character of Arnold, while Mercedes Ruehl errs just the right side of dramatic cliche in her performance as his overbearing Jewish mum.


 



 

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by Julie Musbach - December 20, 2018
The Actors Fund announced today that Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song has donated a block of tickets to their Friday, January 4, 2019 performance at 7:30 pm to benefit The Actors Fund on at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th St.).
by Nicole Rosky - December 4, 2018
The acclaimed production of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will end its run at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) prior to embarking on a national tour launching fall 2019 at Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre. The national tour will star Michael Urie, reprising his lauded Broadway performance as Arnold Beckoff.
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 25, 2018
At last night's performance of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, audiences were surprised by a visit from Hillary and Bill Clinton. The pair entered, shaking the hands of audience members, who greeted them with a standing ovation.
by Julie Musbach - November 3, 2018
If you've never heard of Harvey Fierstein, it's a bit hard to explain why. A four time Tony Award winner, Fierstein has had a hand in a seemingly endless list of projects from Hairspray to Kinky Boots to Mulan. Now, he's back on the Broadway marquee with his revamped production of The Torch Song Trilogy.
by A.A. Cristi - November 2, 2018
This season, Harvey Fierstein's seminal Broadway classic, Torch Song has made its way back to Broadway 36 years after its original run, in a brand-new production.
by TV - Opening Night Special - November 2, 2018
BroadwayWorld was there for the big night to chat with Urie and company. Check out what they had to say after the curtain came down below!
by Joseph F. Panarello - November 2, 2018
Michael Urie chats about Vanessa Williams, Mercedes Ruehl and TORCH SONG
by Walter McBride - November 2, 2018
Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song opened last night, Thursday, November 1 at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below!
by Walter McBride - November 2, 2018
Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song opened last night, Thursday, November 1 at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the opening night celebration below!
by Walter McBride - November 2, 2018
Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song opened last night, Thursday, November 1 at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos of the cast taking their opening night bows below!
by Review Roundups - November 1, 2018
Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song opens tonight, Thursday, November 1 at The Hayes Theater (Broadway's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).
by Michael Dale - November 1, 2018
The play is no longer titled TORCH SONG TRILOGY and the venue is no longer known as The Little Theatre, but there's still a marvelous homecoming taking place at The Helen Hayes, where Second Stage's recent Off-Broadway revival of Harvey Fierstein's groundbreaking TORCH SONG has transferred to the home of its historic original Broadway run.
by TV - Red Carpets - November 1, 2018
Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song opens tonight, Thursday, November 1 at The Hayes Theater (Broadway's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).
by Caryn Robbins - November 1, 2018
In our October Debut of the Month, Ward Horton speaks with BroadwayWorld about making his debut in the revival that in some ways may be more relevant and important than ever before. 
by Marika O'Hara - November 1, 2018
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, husband Justin Mikita, and their non-profit advocacy organization, Tie The Knot, are happy to announce their newest limited edition bowtie launching on November 1. The latest addition will honor the triumphant return to Broadway of Harvey Fierstein's iconic Tony-winning play Torch Song. The design will also add the show's star Michael Urie to Tie The Knot's extensive list of guest designers. The Torch Song bow tie will be available exclusively at the Hayes Theater store and online at The Tie Bar, with $20 of every $25 purchase will be donated directly back to Tie The Knot.
by A.A. Cristi - October 23, 2018
BroadwayCon has announced that Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song has joined the BroadwayCon 2019 MainStage lineup. The panel will feature members of the Torch Song cast and creative team. Additional panel details will be announced at a later date. Torch Song joins sold-out sensation Be More Chill, Tony Award-winning musical Come From Away, The Prom, and Pretty Woman as part of MainStage programming.
by Julie Musbach - October 22, 2018
Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song is now in previews at The Hayes Theater. Get a first look at the production below!
by Nicole Rosky - October 10, 2018
Previews have officially begun for Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, ahead of a Thursday, November 1 opening night at Broadway's Hayes Theater.
by Julie Musbach - October 9, 2018
Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will begin previews tonight, Tuesday, October 9 ahead of a Thursday, November 1 opening night at Broadway's Hayes Theater. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!

Torch Song Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has Torch Song been nominated for?
Best Costume Design of a Play for Clint Ramos and Best Revival of a Play for Harvey Fierstein.

What other awards has Torch Song been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Torch Song.

What awards has Torch Song been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Torch Song.

What productions of Torch Song have there been?
Torch Song has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1930 and Broadway which opened in 2018.