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Harvey Fierstein and Company of Torch Song Meet the Press

Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl return for the Broadway engagement of Moisés Kaufman's production.

Harvey Fierstein, Mercedes Ruehl, and Michael Urie reunite for Torch Song, opening at Broadway's Hayes Theater November 1.
(© Janie Willison)

Harvey Fierstein and the company of the upcoming Broadway transfer of Torch Song met the press on Thursday, September 20 in advance of performances beginning October 9 at the Hayes Theater. Opening night is set for November 1 for a run through February 24, 2019.

The company of Torch Song meet the press.
(© Janie Willison)

Moisés Kaufman directs a cast led by Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl. They are joined by the rest of the original Second Stage cast: Ward Horton, Roxanna Hope Radja, Michael Hsu Rosen, and Jack DiFalco.

Director Moisés Kaufman plants a kiss on playwright Harvey Fierstein.
(© Janie Willison)

A collection of three plays, Torch Song Trilogy opened on Broadway at the Little Theatre (now the Hayes), where it enjoyed a groundbreaking run, earning Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play (Fierstein) and running for 1,222 performances. Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, according to a press release, "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."