It's a Big Week for Broadway's Harvey Fierstein

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Harvey Fierstein, one of Broadway's most versatile talents, having won Tony Awards in four different categories, is having one of the most dynamic weeks of his 33-year Main Stem career.

Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein

Fierstein watched Emmy winner Wayne Brady take over the leading role in the Tony-winning Broadway musical Kinky Boots this past weekend.

On Dec. 2 the action switches to London, where the musical Funny Girl, for which Fierstein has rewritten Isobel Lennart's libretto, will open to critics at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

The day after that, Dec. 3, the whole country will get to hear Fierstein's new script for the musical The Wiz, based on William F. Brown's original, when the 1975 musical is presented live on NBC-TV.

The latter production has also been announced for a Broadway revival in 2017.

Fierstein won both the 1983 Tony Award for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play for his Torch Song Trilogy. He won the 1984 Tony for Best Book of a Musical for his libretto to La Cage aux Folles, and took the 2003 Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical for playing Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. He's also been nominated as librettist of Newsies and Kinky Boots, and as playwright of Casa Valentina.

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