In 1995, the Six Degrees of Separation actor made his Broadway debut in Terrence McNally’s Love! Valour! Compassion! and shared how he felt playing one of the gay “old marrieds” in this milestone play.
This 1982 interview offers a rare glimpse of Fierstein on the verge of stardom, as he gets personal about his successes, vulnerabilities, and more before he became a symbol of Broadway.
Celebrating Groundbreaking LGBT Shows
Bloomingdale's teamed up with Playbill for a special video spotlighting some of the groundbreaking shows that brought LGBT characters and themes to Broadway. Rent, Kinky Boots, The Normal Heart, Fun Home and La Cage aux Folles all created nuanced portraits of their characters and helped to create greater acceptance and understanding within American culture.