Torch Song Revival 2018

Run Time:
Two hours and 40 minutes, with 1 intermission
Ages: 12+
Opened: November 1, 2018
Closing: January 06, 2019

Torch Song - 2018 - Broadway History , Info & More

Hayes Theatre (Broadway)
240 West 44th St. New York, NY

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.

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'Torch Song' review: The only sparks are between mother and son
7 / 10

Indeed, it's not just minutes that have been lost in this revival, which is directed by Moisés Kaufman and had a successful Off-Broadway run at Second Stage last year. This safe production suggests but never fully summons the ache behind the wisecracks, or the dangers and the loneliness gay people had to endure in the 1970s, when the story is largely set. There is also little period sense in either David Zinn's streamlined set or Clint Ramos' costumes.

Review: Lessons in Love From a Drama Queen in ‘Torch Song’
9 / 10

Mr. Kaufman's staging - still designed to please the eye without overwhelming it, with 1970s shorthand sets by David Zinn, costumes to match by Clint Ramos and lighting by David Lander - now feels smoother and quicker on its feet. It also feels, well, bigger. I'm referring particularly to Mr. Urie's performance. This nimble actor has already demonstrated canny comic chops in Off Broadway plays (Jonathan Tolins's 'Buyer & Cellar,' Gogol's 'The Government Inspector.') But in filling Mr. Fierstein's dauntingly big shoes on a Broadway stage, Mr. Urie stretches to color in the outsize outlines of his part.

TORCH SONG to Hold Performance Benefiting Actors Fund 1/4
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.).

TORCH SONG Will Play Final Broadway Performance in January; Michael Urie to Lead National Tour
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.

VIDEO: Hillary and Bill Clinton Visit TORCH SONG
by Stephi Wild - 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.

BWW TV: TORCH SONG Lights Up Broadway Again! Inside Opening Night with Michael Urie & Company
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!

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of 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!

Photo Coverage: Inside The TORCH SONG Opening Night Celebration
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!

Photo Coverage: The Cast of TORCH SONG Takes Opening Night Bows
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!

Review Roundup: Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Nicole Rosky - 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).

Michael Urie Designs Special TORCH SONG Bow Tie for Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Charity
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.

BWW TV: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for TORCH SONG
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).

BWW Review: Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl Bring Harvey Fierstein's Groundbreaking TORCH SONG Back To Broadway
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.

A Brief History of Broadway Superstar: Harvey Fierstein
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.

Debut of the Month - Ward Horton Sizzles Onto the Scene in TORCH SONG!
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. 

BWW Interview: Up Close and Personal with TORCH SONG's Michael Urie
by Joseph F. Panarello - November 2, 2018

Michael Urie chats about Vanessa Williams, Mercedes Ruehl and TORCH SONG

Carrying the Torch: How TORCH SONG Set Broadway on Fire and Ushered In A New Era of LGBTQ Representation on the Great White Way
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.

Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG Joins BroadwayCon Lineup
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.

Photo Flash: First Look at Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG on Broadway
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!

Photo Flash: Backstage at the First Preview of TORCH SONG on Broadway!
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.

Photo Coverage: The Stars Come Out For Invited Dress Rehearsal Of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG
by Walter McBride - October 9, 2018

Last night was the invited dress rehearsal for Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, which begins previews tonight, October 9, on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos below!

TORCH SONG Announces Rush Ticket Policy
by Julie Musbach - October 8, 2018

Preview performances begin tomorrow for the new production of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song at Broadway's Hayes Theater, the same Broadway stage where the Tony Award-winning 1982 premiere forever changed the face of popular entertainment and ushered in a new era of American understanding of love and family.

Meet the Cast of TORCH SONG- Now in Previews!
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!

BWW TV: Meet Arnold! TORCH SONG Company Gets Ready for Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - September 22, 2018

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 44th Street). Under the direction of Tony Award nominee Moises Kaufman, Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song stars Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie and Tony and Academy Award®winner Mercedes Ruehl. Previews for this limited engagement will begin Tuesday, October 9 ahead of a Thursday, November 1 opening night at the Hayes Theater.

Photo Coverage: The Cast of TORCH SONG Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - September 21, 2018

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 44th Street). The cast met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out the photos below!

Up On The Marquee: TORCH SONG
by Walter McBride - September 21, 2018

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 44th Street).

Torch Song FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Torch Song has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1930 and Broadway which opened in 2018.
Torch Song has been nominated for Best Costume Design of a Play for Clint Ramos and Best Revival of a Play for Harvey Fierstein.
Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Torch Song.

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