Harvey Fierstein brings 'Torch Song' back to Broadway – literally
NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - No big deal, just trekking through the streets of Times Square with Broadway's one and only Harvey Fierstein.
It's been more than 30 years since the play he wrote and starred in called "Torch Song Trilogy" closed on Broadway. But now the show about gay family life in the 1970s is making its great return.
A revival, now just called "Torch Song," opened Off-Broadway for Second Stage Theater in October at the Tony Kiser Theater. After much success, Fierstein came to Times Square on Tuesday night to physically carry the torch from Off-Broadway to Broadway.
This coming fall, the revived show will on the big stage at the Helen Hayes Theatre. It's the same building where the original play opened in 1982.
"It's a little crazy. I've stood under this marquee before I've been here before," Fierstein said. "It's very exciting."
Although Fierstein isn't performing in this revived version, he couldn't be prouder to see its return.
"I love the cast, I love the design of it," Fierstein said. "I think it's terrific."
"It's the ultimate play about being a grown-up," producer Richie Jackson said. "You create your family and then you come to terms with the family you were born into. To be able to bring it to a wider audience is just a dream come true."
The first preview for the show will be in October. Opening night will be November 1.
If you don't want to miss this show, tickets for "Torch Song" will go on sale to the public on March 9 at 10 a.m.