New Fierstein-Bucchino Musical A Catered Affair, Directed by Doyle, is Broadway Bound
Based on the film of the same title, which was written by Gore Vidal, and the original teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky, A Catered Affair is set in the Bronx in 1953. It tells the story of a couple who must decide whether to spend their life savings on the family business or to launch their only daughter's marriage with a lavish catered affair.
Fierstein is the author of Torch Song Trilogy, for which he received Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Actor. 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. Fierstein's most recent Broadway credits include the role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof and the role of Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, for which he won his fourth Tony Award. He has also appeared frequently in films and on television.
Bucchino will make his Broadway debut with A Catered Affair. He has written scores for the musicals Urban Myths and Lavender Girl, and several of his songs ("Grateful," "It Feels Like Home," "Sweet Dreams," etc.) have become contemporary pop staples. It's Only Life, a revue of his songs directed by Daisy Prince, premiered at New York's Summer Play Festival and was presented in a concert version at Lincoln Center. Bucchino's songs have been recorded and performed by such notables as Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, Michael Feinstein, Art Garfunkel, Patti LuPone, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra McDonald, Liza Minnelli, and Deborah Voigt.