On Dec. 2 the action switches to London, where the musical Funny Girl, for which Fierstein has rewritten Isobel Lennart's libretto, will open to critics at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
The latter production has also been announced for a Broadway revival in 2017.
Fierstein won both the 1983 Tony Award for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play for his Torch Song Trilogy. He won the 1984 Tony for Best Book of a Musical for his libretto to La Cage aux Folles, and took the 2003 Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical for playing Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. He's also been nominated as librettist of Newsies and Kinky Boots, and as playwright of Casa Valentina.