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SECOND STAGE THEATER PRESENTS
A Play by Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Moisés Kaufman
Final Performance on January 6, 2019 at the Hayes Theater
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 as a doting husband and a Jewish mother. Now, Arnold is back…and he’s here to sing you a torch song. The Tony Award®-winning play that forever changed the trajectory of Broadway returns for a new generation.
Torch Song Trilogy opened on Broadway at the Little Theatre (now the Helen Hayes Theater) on June 10, 1982, where it enjoyed a groundbreaking run, earning Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play (Mr. Fierstein) and running for 1,222 performances, closing on May 19, 1985. The play has been produced extensively across the country and around the world, including productions in London’s West End and Menier Chocolate Factory. It was also turned into a 1988 film, starring Mr. Fierstein, Matthew Broderick, and Anne Bancroft, directed by Paul Bogart. Prior to its move to Broadway, Torch Song Trilogy ran off-Broadway at the Richard Allen Center, produced by The Glines, and also at La Mama and The Actor’s Playhouse.
The creative team includes David Zinn (Set Designer), Clint Ramos (Costume Designer), David Lander (Lighting Designer) and John Gromada (Sound Designer).