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Torch Song first premiered Off-Off Broadway in 1978. The show later debuted on Broadway in 1982, where it ran for a massive 1,222 performances, earning the Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Actor in Play for Harvey Fierstein. Post the Tonys’ win, the show was adapted for the silver screen in 1988. Now, the production has returned to the Hayes Theatre and is paying homage to the 1982 production which was also mounted on the same theatre, then called Little Theatre.

After a blockbuster Off-Broadway run, Torch Song is heading to Broadway for a limited time engagement. The unanimously loved production of the Tony Award-winning dramedy stars Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie and Academy Award and Tony winner Mercedes Ruehl. Tony nominee Moisés Kaufman is directing the play. Urie is playing Arnold Beckoff, a drag artist in 80s New York who is learning to navigate the freedom and inclusivity that gay men were experiencing at that point in history. Ruehl stars as his overbearing mother who is finding it hard to come to terms with her son’s sexuality.

The show is scheduled to begin previews from October 9, 2018 at the Helen Hayes Theater, and it will officially open on November 1, 2018.

The Story of Torch Song

Torch Song follows Arnold Beckoff's journey to find happiness in New York. As a young gay man living in New York City, all Arnold wants from life is a partner, a child, and happiness that doesn’t come at the cost of upsetting his family. But family can be complicated and when his overbearing mother comes for a visit, Arnold realizes what he needs the most out of life; respect. Follow Arnold on this all too human journey about the families we're born into, the families we choose and the struggle of bringing them together. The play masterfully tackles real life issues of acceptance and being true to one’s self and handles them with a delicate yet responsible blend of humor and sensitivity.

Torch Song Broadway Show Details

Show Details

Prview starts in October

Show Timings
Sunday: 3 PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 7 PM, 8 PM
Friday 7.30 PM
Wednesdat and Saturday: 2 PM, 8 PM

2 hours and 30 minutes, with 1 intermission

Leading Roles
Michael Urie as Arnold Beckoff
Mercedes Ruehl as Mrs. Beckoff
Jack di Falco as David
Michael Hsu Rosen as Alan

Directed by
Moises Kaufman

Written by
Harvey Fierstein

Know Before You Go

The show is suitable for ages 12+ with adult supervision, children under 4 will not be admitted.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair accessible

Hayes Theatre has a seating capacity of 597.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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About Hayes Theatre

Helen Hayes Theatre is a Broadway house located in Midtown Manhattan. The theatre opened in 1912 and was designed by the architect Harry Creighton Ingalls and built by Winthrop Ames. The theatre was acquired by the Second Stage Theater company and the first production launched in the newly acquired theatre was Lobby Hero, starring Chris Evans and Michael Cera. At 597 seats, the Hayes Theatre is officially the smallest theatre in the Broadway circuit, although that doesn’t dictate the quality and types of show that are mounted there.



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240 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, USA
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Torch Song Broadway Performance

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