Harvey Fierstein Will Host Broadway Salutes, Celebrating Theatre Professionals

Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein will host the 2014 Broadway Salutes event, celebrating the professionals working on Broadway's stages and behind the scenes, which will be held Sept. 23 next to the Sondheim Theatre.

Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein (Photo by Carol Rosegg)

Presented by The Broadway League and Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds, the event "honors a wide-range of theatre professions – including stagehands, actors, producers, managers, theatre owners, press agents, ushers, agents, make-up artists, dressers, designers, directors, choreographers, musicians, casting agents and more – who have dedicated their careers to the Broadway industry."

Marc Bruni ( Beautiful) will again direct the 3:30 PM event that is held in Anita's Way, the open public space next to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, between 42nd and 43rd Streets.

"Not everyone who creates a Broadway show gets to take a bow. In fact the great majority of Broadway's magic makers can be found backstage, or in the box office, the orchestra pit, or in one of the hundreds of offices surrounding Times Square. These wonderful theater professionals, have devoted their lives to the theatre. Broadway Salutes is a chance to celebrate their achievements and dedication," Fierstein said in a statement.

For more information, visit broadwaysalutes.com.