Torch Song

The Turbine Theatre's inaugural season opens with Torch Song, a new revival of Harvey Fierstein's dizzyingly funny and deeply touching landmark play, directed by Olivier Award-winning Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom, On The Town).



The ground-breaking and Tony Award-winning story of drag queen Arnold Beckoff and his quest for true love in 1970s Manhattan is a hilarious and heart breaking portrait of love, loss, sexual identity and the deep longing for family approval that drives us all forward, and drives us all crazy.

Schedule

Wednesday - Sunday: 7:30 pm

Saturday - Sunday: 3:00 pm

Turbine Theatre


Arches Lane, Circus West Village London SW11 8AB
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by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Tony Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Denis O'Hare will star in Eric Rosen's film NETUSER, about Peter Sardovski, an activist whose life unravels when a nightmare about political violence turns true. Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominee Claybourne Elder plays his husband who struggles to prevent Peter's compulsion from endangering their young son. Two time Tony Award nominee Johanna Day will play his sister-in-law, a NYPD detective who struggles to shield her brother's family from danger.  The film also features Tatiana Wechsler as Peter's editor Jenny. 
by Review Roundups - Sep 9, 2019
Turbine Theatre presents its inaugural production, Torch Song starring Matthew Needham (Arnold), Daisy Boulton (Laurel), Dino Fetscher (Ed) and Rish Shah (Alan), Jay Lycurgo (David) and Bernice Stegers (Ma). Let's see what the critics had to say.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the SeptemberPanel, What TRU Can Do for You: A Free Introduction to Our Community, on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the SeptemberPanel, What TRU Can Do for You: A Free Introduction to Our Community, on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor. This introduction to TRU is free for everyone. E-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com or register online at https://truonline.org/events/what-tru-can-do/ using the bright red ticketing box.
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Breakout singer-songwriter J.S. Ondara made his national television debut playing songs off his lauded debut album, Tales of America, on “CBS This Morning: Saturday.” Watch Ondara's performances of “Saying Goodbye,” “Torch Song” and “Lebanon” accompanied by Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith from Dawes.
by Caroline Cronin - Sep 8, 2019
It's an exciting time for London theatre at the moment, and never more so than when a brand new theatre opens, leaving us brimming with anticipation at the potential to come. Torch Song is the inaugural production at The Turbine Theatre a?' a trendy and intimate space at Battersea Power Station a?' and it' proven to be an excellent launch pad for what will hopefully be a long life for Paul Taylor-Mills' new venture.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 6, 2019
Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan will return to Broadway with the second of his two exhilarating dramas celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy: THE GREAT SOCIETY. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Michael Urie and Becki Newton, who starred as Marc and Amanda together on Ugly Betty, will reunite for a new CBS comedy, according to Deadline.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2019
Today's top stories: the American Theatre Wing holds its gala honoring Jonathan Larson tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
The UK premiere of the irresistible new musical comedy High Fidelity, based on the acclaimed British novel by Nick Hornby (State Of The Union/About A Boy/Fever Pitch), is the second production in Paul Taylor-Mills' inaugural season at The Turbine Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Tom Jackson Greaves, the first musical to open at the new Battersea Power Station based theatre, runs from 21 October a?" 7 December, with press night on Friday 1 November 2019.
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 15, 2019
MTC will soon present the World Premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by Tony Award Winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray). The play will begin previews on October 1 at New York City Center - Stage I, with opening night set for October 22.
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 12, 2019
MTC will soon present the World Premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by Tony Award Winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray). The play will begin previews on October 1 at New York City Center - Stage I, with opening night set for October 22.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that real-life married couple Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker will come to Broadway in Neil Simon's Plaza Suite following an out of town run at Boston's Colonial Theatre - where the 1968 production also originated, before a 17 week run on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre with previews set to being in March. The production will be directed by John Benjamin Hickey.
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Netflix has announced additional voice cast joining “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” the epic prequel series to the beloved 1982 Jim Henson film “The Dark Crystal.” Newly announced voice cast include:
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
TheaterWorksUSA's highly anticipated World Premiere of Dog Man: The Musical, based on the worldwide bestselling hit series by Dav Pilkey, begins performances this week on Friday, June 28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the World Premiere of SAFE SPACE begins tomorrow, June 25, and runs through July 21. This is a new play by Alan Fox; directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (All My Sons, Henry IV, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia).
by Review Roundups - Jun 21, 2019
See what critics are saying about the regional premiere of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Kinky Boots, at The Muny!
by Jade Kops - Jul 9, 2019
The headline act for the inaugural Sydney Cabaret Festival had audiences captivated as Jennifer Holliday shared personal stories and soaring soul songs in an amazing Australian debut concert.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
TheaterWorksUSA's highly anticipated World Premiere of Dog Man: The Musical, based on the worldwide bestselling hit series by Dav Pilkey, began performances on Friday, June 28 and will celebrate its opening tonight, Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). Tickets are available by visiting twusa.orgDogMan or by calling (866) 811-4111.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
The Turbine Theatre is a brand new theatre on the banks of the Thames next to the iconic Battersea Power Station, presented by Bill Kenwright and founded and led by Artistic Director Paul Taylor-Mills. The theatre will be located under the Grosvenor Bridge railway arches at Circus West Village, the first chapter of the iconic Battersea Power Station's regeneration, which is already a thriving riverside destination located at the foot of the iconic Grade II* listed landmark. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the World Premiere of SAFE SPACE had the official opening night on June 29. The show runs through July 21. This new play by Alan Fox is directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (All My Sons, Henry IV, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia). The play stars Mercedes Ruehl (Torch Song, upcoming film Hustlers, Bay Street's Viva la Vida!), Sasha Diamond (Blindspot, The Romanoffs, Murphy Brown) and Rodney Richardson (The Day Shall Come, CBS's FBI, Somebody's Daughter).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, is currently in its third record-smashing year at the Music Box Theatre. Following the success of the Broadway production, a national tour launched soon after, bringing the story across North America. A sit-down production made its way to Toronto earlier this year, and will be followed by a West End production set to debut in October 2019 at the Noel Coward Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Final casting has been announced for the Turbine Theatre's inaugural production, Torch Song. Alongside the previously announced Matthew Needham (Arnold), Daisy Boulton (Laurel), Dino Fetscher (Ed) and Rish Shah (Alan), are Jay Lycurgo (David) and Bernice Stegers (Ma).
by Charles Shubow - Jul 2, 2019
Credit Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer for this season on a high.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group announces the cast for a rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar and Cleopatra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
TheaterWorksUSA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Michael Harrington, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the New York Times Critic's Pick Dog Man: The Musical will extend its run through August 11, 2019, with an updated schedule at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). This extension will allow TheaterWorksUSA's Family Summer Theater program to accommodate an additional 1,200 young people, on top of the over 4,000 free or highly subsidized tickets already offered for schools, camps, youth groups and active military and veteran families. Tickets are available by visiting twusa.org/DogMan or by calling (866) 811-4111.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 16, 2019
I have a special appreciation for artists who really learn their craft; that surround their entire lives dedicated to observation, listening, learning, searching then discovering, creating, improving, perfecting and twerking it a bit to make it organic and unique. When you have experienced performers who have done it all in their careers in key roles putting together a musical production of this type, it is quite apparent in the outcome. With the esteemed team that is at the 'helm' of this production, Director Josh Finkel, Choreographer Jeffrey Scott Parsons, Costumes Designed by Shon LeBlanc, Lighting Design by Derek Jones, Artistic Director of the Sierra Madre Theatre Christian Lebano, and Live One-Man-Orchestra Sean Paxton; (Google all!) it is full tilt ahead and all aboard for an evening of superb and satisfying entertainment.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 16, 2019
Pandora Productions, Louisville's only theatre company dedicated and most trusted to tell the stories of the LGBTQ community, is announcing plans for the 2019-2020 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
TheaterWorksUSA announces that Dog Man: The Musical will extend its run through August 11, 2019, with an updated schedule at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Grammy Award winner John Paul White is set to continue his North American tour in support of his new solo album The Hurting Kind (out now on Single Lock Records) with a run of west coast performances with Shovels & Rope. Tickets go on sale on July 19 at 10 a.m. local time, see below for a list of dates.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2019
The magic is real at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway! Prepare to be on the edge of your seat as Harry, Ron and Hermione launch into a thrilling new adventure that begins 19 years later. The entire theatre has been transfigured to immerse you in this spectacular world where epic duels, extraordinary spells and beloved characters come to life. Filled with unprecedented stagecraft and thrilling storytelling, this Tony Award-winning show is a singular, unforgettable experience. Get to know the current cast of the Broadway production!
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2019
Highlights from TheaterWorksUSA's World Premiere of Dog Man: The Musical, based on the worldwide bestselling hit series by Dav Pilkey.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Waitress, the hit Broadway musical, is now the longest-running show ever to play at the prestigious Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway, passing the historic engagement of Same Time, Next Year which ran from March 1975 to May 1978.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Get a sneak peek inside the rehearsal room for the Turbine Theatre's inaugural production Torch Song.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2019
Today's top stories: Sea Wall/A Life and Bat Out Of Hell officially open tonight!
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Netflix has given a 10-episode order to Tiny Pretty Things, a drama series based on the book by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, according to Deadline.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 6, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group will soon present a rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar and Cleopatra, which will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement on Tuesday September 3rd at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) and continue through October 12th only. Opening Night is set for Sunday September 24th.
by Cindy Marcolina - Aug 30, 2019
Just before the company of Torch Song started their previews, director Drew McOnie and actor Matthew Needham took some time off from their hectic rehearsal schedule to sit down with us and talk about their show. The play follows drag queen Arnold Beckoff on his quest for true love in 1970s New York.
by Fred Kaufman - Aug 3, 2019
Announced Richmond Theatre season 2019-2020
by Marianka Swain - Aug 28, 2019
London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a landmark musical and Caryl Churchill to Wall Street and ABBA immersion, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Matthew Needham (Arnold), Daisy Boulton (Laurel), Dino Fetscher (Ed), Jay Lycurgo (David), Rish Shah (Alan) and Bernice Stegers (Ma) star in the Turbine Theatre's inaugural production, Torch Song, directed by Drew McOnie. Torch Song runs for a strictly limited season from 22 August – 13 October 2019, with press night on Friday 6 September.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Pandora Productions, Louisville's only theatre company dedicated and most trusted to tell the stories of the LGBTQ+ community, is proud to open her 2019-2020 Season with Harvey Fierstein's classic of the LGBTQ+ theatre. TORCH SONG, the iconic and groundbreaking play, which enjoyed a revival in 2018, has been expertly trimmed by Mr. Fierstein himself. a?oeWhat you get in this edited version of the play is an electric urgency,a?? says the company's Artistic Director, Michael J. Drury. Pandora continues to bring the best of LGBTQ+ theatre to the stage at the Henry Clay Theatre. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Come On Along & Listen To MY LIFE IN THEATRE, a new memoir by legendary theatre owner and independent theatrical producer Martin Markinson, is now available from Archway Publishing
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Happy belated birthday, Percy Jackson! Following the beloved fantasy hero's August 18th birth date, TheaterWorksUSA and Martian Entertainment are pleased to announce the ten actors who will bring The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical to Broadway this fall, beginning performances Friday, September 20 ahead of a Wednesday, October 16 opening night at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48th Street) in a strictly limited 16-week holiday engagement.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 15, 2019
Hey there, teenage Baltimore! It's officially been seventeen years since Broadway audiences were first welcomed the the 60s with the opening of Hairspray at the Neil Simon Theatre on August 15, 2002. To celebrate the special occasion, we're looking back what the nicest kids in town have been up to since leaving The Corny Collins Show, including Marissa Jaret Winokur, Harvey Fierstein, Matthew Morrison, Kerry Butler, and more! Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the West Coast Premiere of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics by Nick Meglin, (Adapted from the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Mark Steven Johnson), additional orchestrations by Phil Reno, choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Benet Braun and direction by Matt Lenz.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) and Daryl Roth, Cody Lassen, The Dodgers in association with the Vineyard Theatre have just announced the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, with original stars Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse, directed by Mark Brokaw.
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2019
Netflix has released the final trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson's groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Bring on the monsters! TheaterWorksUSA and Martian Entertainment have just announce that The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, the original musical adaption of Rick Riordan's New York Times best-selling novel, will arrive on Broadway this fall for a strictly limited 16-week holiday engagement at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48th Street) following the recent successful conclusion of its 32-city North American First National Tour which has been celebrated by audiences and critics alike.
by Debbie Hall - Aug 1, 2019
International vocalist Michelle Johnson celebrates the great singer-songwriters including Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Carole King, Kenney Loggins, and Paul McCartney. Michelle will be performing musical arrangements by Musical Director Jeffrey Neiman, a stellar live band, and outstanding guest vocalists in Salute to the Great Singer-Songwriters in Myron's Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center Aug. 9.