A Theatrical Event! Diversionary celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Broadway production. At the height of the post-Stonewall clone era, Harvey Fierstein challenged both gay and straight audiences to champion an effeminate gay man's longings for love and family. His creation, Arnold Beckoff, was a fully realized character who had an active sex life, a tragic love story, and a gay teenage foster son. The play won Fierstein two Tony Awards, for Best Play and Best Actor in Play.