Primary Stages and Hairspray Cast Members Honor Harvey Fierstein, Nov. 10

News   Primary Stages and Hairspray Cast Members Honor Harvey Fierstein, Nov. 10 Fellow Hairspray cohorts including Kathy Brier, Dick Latessa and The Dynomites will be on hand to honor actor-writer Harvey Fierstein at Primary Stages annual benefit, Nov. 10.
Harvey Fierstein in Hairspray
Harvey Fierstein in Hairspray

The event will take place at Tavern on the Green at 6:30 PM. Brier, Latessa and The Dynomites will perform as will singer Phoebe Snow. Actor Fisher Stevens will make special presentations.

Four-time Tony Award winner Fierstein will be honored for "his brilliant contribution to the American Theatre." The Hairspray star has won his Tony Awards for his turns in the Marc Shaiman-Scott Wittman musical and his own Torch Song Trilogy — which took home the 1983 prize as Best Play. Fierstein also won Best Book for La Cage aux Folles.

The honorary co-chairs for the event are Danny De Vito, Jerry Herman and Margo Lion. The honorary benefit committee include Kathy Brier, John Bucchino, Swoosie Kurtz, Dick Latessa, Arthur Laurents, Jack O'Brien and Robin Williams.

The evening will also feature a silent auction with plenty of Broadway theatre tickets, dinners and a pair of Manolo Blahniks shoes worn by actress Sarah Jessica Parker on "Sex and the City."

For tickets, call Primary Stages at (212) 840-9705 (Monday-Friday) or the Primary Stages Box Office (over the weekend) at (212) 333-4052. Primary stages is located on the web at www.primarystages.com.