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Harvey Fierstein to Be Honored at Second Stage Theater's Fall Benefit

The event will feature Cyndi Lauper, Keala Settle, Wayne Brady, and more.

Harvey Fierstein will be honored at Second Stage Theater's fall benefit.
Harvey Fierstein will be honored at Second Stage Theater's fall benefit.
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Second Stage Theater, now celebrating its 40th anniversary, will host their Fall Benefit on November 12 at Terminal 5, honoring Tony Award winner and Second Stage Theater alumnus Harvey Fierstein. The evening will feature performances and appearances by Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, Rosie O'Donnell, Annaleigh Ashford, Keala Settle, Wayne Brady, Christopher Sieber, Michael Urie, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and the original Hairspray Dynamites.

The one-night-only benefit event will celebrate Torch Song returning to the Hayes Theater 36 years after its original Broadway run and will include the entire cast from Second Stage Theater's production: Michael Urie, Mercedes Ruehl, Ward Horton, Jack DiFalco, Roxanna Hope Radja, and Michael Hsu Rosen. Torch Song, which played Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theater last fall, begins previews at the Hayes Theater tonight.

The benefit will be directed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell and written by Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin. The event is cochaired by Robert Greenblatt, Richie Jackson, and Jordan Roth with honorary chairs Lauper and Joe Mantello.

All funds raised at the benefit will support and sustain Second Stage Theater's artistic programs.