TORCH SONG (formerly entitled TORCH SONG TRILOGY)
by Harvey Fierstein
directed by Mioses Kaufman
starring Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl
Second Stage, beginning September 26, 2017, at the Tony Kiser Theatre: 305 West 43rd Street. Officially opens on October 19, 2017. Extended through December 9.
Then Broadway's Hayes Theatre, 240 West 44th Street, beginning October 9, 2018. Opens November 1, 2018. Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl will reprise their roles as Arnold Beckoff and his mother. Moisés Kaufman will once again direct. Further casting and creatives TBA.
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. With Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl. The 2017 Off Broadway production featured Jack DiFalco, Ward Horton, Hope Radja and Michael Rosen.