Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy Begins Brief NYC Run Jan. 21

News   Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy Begins Brief NYC Run Jan. 21
A Manhattan production of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy, broken into separately-sold acts, begins performances at the American Theatre of Actors' Sargent Theatre Jan. 21.
Cas Marino
Cas Marino

Directed by Malini Singh McDonald, the limited engagement, which plays through Feb. 1, features Cas Marino as Arnold Beckoff, Ian M. McDonald as Ed Reiss, Susan Erenberg as Lady Blues, Amie Backner as Laurel, Christian Thomas as Alan, Chris Kelly as David and Mary Lynch as Ma Beckoff. Torch Song Trilogy, according to press notes, "is a collection of three plays rendered in three acts: The International Stud, Fugue in a Nursery and Widows and Children First! The story centers on Arnold Beckoff, a torch song–singing Jewish drag queen living in New York City in the late '70s and '80s."

The International Stud will be presented Wednesdays at 8 PM and Saturday and Sundays at 1 PM. Fugue in a Nursery will be offered Thursdays at 8 PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 4 PM. Widows and Children First! will be presented Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8 PM.

The original Broadway run of Torch Song Trilogy featured playwright Fierstein, Estelle Getty and Fisher Stevens. Fierstein won Tonys for Best Play and Best Actor in 1983. Fierstein also wrote and starred in the praised 1988 film adaptation of his play.

American Theatre of Actors' Sargent Theatre is located at 314 West 54th Street. Tickets, priced $35 (single show) or $75 (for the three-show series), are available by calling (646) 537-1733 or by visiting

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