Casa Valentina, the new play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein about an upstate colony where heterosexual men dress as women, has extended its Broadway run through June 29.
The play officially opened on Broadway April 23 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, following previews that began April 1. It had originally been scheduled to run through June 15. Casa Valentina received four Tony Award nominations, including Best Play.
"Back in 1962, most men went to the Catskill Mountains to escape the summer heat, but others took the two-hour drive to escape something else entirely: being men," press notes state. "Nestled in the land of dirty dancing and borscht belt comedy sat an inconspicuous bungalow colony that catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men whose favorite pastime was dressing and acting as women. It was paradise for these men — white-collar professionals with families — to spend their weekends discreetly and safely inhabiting their chosen female alter egos. But when faced with the opportunity to become an official organization, these 'self-made women' had to decide whether public recognition would help them gain a place in open society or spell their own personal disaster."
The creative team includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Rita Ryack (costume design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Fitz Patton (original music and sound design), Jason Hayes (hair, wig and makeup design) and Thomas Schall (fight direction).
Casa Valentina is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club, by special arrangement with Colin Callender, Robert Cole, Frederick Zollo and The Shubert Organization.
Tickets to Casa Valentina are available via Telecharge at (212) 239-6200, online by visiting Telecharge.com, or by visiting the Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th St.).
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Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You