Witness a comic family drama that is as heartrending as it is hilarious. Join Arnold Beckoff on his journey to find joy in the city of New York. The only things the man wants is a loving husband, a bonny child, and a pair of well-fitting bunny slippers. When he is visited by his domineering mother, however, he realizes that he needs something more: respect.
Why Watch Torch Harvey
Harvey Fierstein’s masterpiece, Torch Song, is a critically acclaimed show. The show stars Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie from ‘Ugly Betty’. It also stars the dynamic Tony Award winning Mercedes Ruehl of ‘The Fisher King’ fame. Torch Song is directed by Tony Award nominee Moises Kaufman, who has worked on ‘The Laramie Project’ and ‘I Am My Own Wife’. Torch Song is a hilarious play that touches upon the family issues everybody faces. It brings out very real emotions and showcases the tensions and problems that exist within a normal family.
Torch Song is a lovely family drama that is full of hilarious moments. It follows the story of a homosexual man, Arnold, who has very simple desires. He is on a quest to find happiness in the city of New York, and he wants a partner who can share in that happiness. However, when his overbearing mother visits, he realises that there is probably something more he deserves- a little more respect from society and his disapproving family. Arnold’s story is a very humane one that anybody can relate to. Watch him take on this entertaining journey that revolves around the families we are given, the families we pick, and all the struggle we go through to unite them.
Comedy lovers | Lovers of Family Drama
“Irresistible, stirring and vibrant - Burning with emotion behind the laughs.”
– New York Times
Know Before You Go
The show is suitable for ages 12+ with adult supervision, children under 4 will not be admitted.
Hayes Theatre has a seating capacity of 597.
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.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
All Broadway and Off-Broadway show tickets are non-refundable.
Your e-tickets can be exchanged for physical tickets with our uniformed Headout hosts outside the theater.
The Hayes Theatre, 240 West 44th Street, New York