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Harvey Fierstein’s Tony Award-winning play returns to the New York stage starring Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl.

The Broadway revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Tony Award-winning drama Torch Song, starring Michael Urie and Tony Awad winner Mercedes Ruehl, officially opens November 1 at the Hayes Theatre.

This new production, which Fierstein has streamlined into a two-act Torch Song—down from its original trilogy— began previews October 9 following an acclaimed Off-Broadway run last fall at Second Stage Theatre. Moisés Kaufman directs.

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Urie stars as Arnold Beckoff, a gay drag performer who navigates both the liberation and assimilation of gay men in 1980s New York, as well as a back-and-forth plea for respect from his overbearing mother, played by Ruehl.

They are joined by fellow members of the Off-Broadway cast, including Ward Horton as Ed, Roxanna Hope Radja as Laurel, Michael Hsu Rosen as Alan, and Jack DiFalco as David.

After an acclaimed Off-Broadway debut, the original production of Torch Song Trilogy opened on Broadway in June 1982 and played an award-winning three-year engagement at the Little Theatre (now the Hayes Theatre).

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