Fierstein told the L.A. Times that he does not intend to star in the play, which is aiming for a March 2014 Broadway arrival. Previous reports indicated that the Torch Song Trilogy and Hairspray Tony winner would star.
The play is characterized as a nine-actor ensemble piece. An April report in New York Magazine indicated that Fierstein's latest stage project was titled Casa Valentina and would focus on straight male transvestites. A late 2012 reading of that play featured Tony Award-winning actor John Cullum.
A representative for Fierstein could not comment on the project.
The title and the subject point to the 2005 Michael Hurst-Robert Swope photo book "Casa Susana," which features collection of intimate, candid and carefree snapshots of men in the 1950s-1960s who would gather at a rural home in New Jersey to dress and live as women. The often-glamorous photos capture them in wide-ranging moments from watering the garden and cooking to playing board games and hosting cocktail hour and Christmas parties.