THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Winner Harvey Fierstein Shares His Theatregoing Experiences
18 Sep 2013
Playbill.com's new feature series, Their Favorite Things, asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.
This week we spotlight the choices of multiple Tony winner Harvey Fierstein, who is currently represented on Broadway with the award-winning Newsies at the Nederlander Theatre and Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The world premiere of his first play in nearly 30 years, Casa Valentina, will open at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in April 2014, directed by Joe Mantello.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.