Torch Song, Starring Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl, Extends
Moisés Kaufman will direct Harvey Fierstein's play.
Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song has been extended for two additional weeks of performances and will now play through December 3, producers have announced. Directed by Moisés Kaufman, the production will begin previews September 26 in advance of an October 19 opening at Second Stage Theater's Tony Kiser Theater.
Torch Song will feature Michael Urie as Arnold Beckoff and Academy Award and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl as Ma, as well as Jack DiFalco as David, Ward Horton as Ed, Roxanna Hope Radja as Laurel, and Michael Rosen as Alan.
A collection of three plays, Torch Song Trilogy opened on Broadway at the Little Theatre (now the Helen Hayes) on June 10, 1982, 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, closing on May 19, 1985. In the work, "It's 1979 in New York City and Arnold Beckoff is on a quest for love, purpose and family. He's fierce in drag and fearless in crisis, and he won't stop until he achieves the life he desires."
The production will feature scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by David Lander, sound design by Fitz Patton, hair design by Charles G. LaPointe, makeup design by Joe Dulude II, and casting by Telsey + Company.