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Torch Song

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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.

The Story

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.

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Comedy lovers | Lovers of Family Drama

Critics Reviews

“Irresistible, stirring and vibrant - Burning with emotion behind the laughs.”
– New York Times

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Show Details

Show Timings

Sunday 3 PM
Tuesday & Thursday 7 PM & 8 PM
Friday 7:30 PM
Wednesday & Saturday 2 PM & 8 PM

Duration
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

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

Available Facilities
Wheelchair accessible

Seating
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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Cancellation Policy

All Broadway and Off-Broadway show tickets are non-refundable.

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Mercedes Farhan
Mercedes
Reviewed in October, 2018

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The Hayes Theatre, 240 West 44th Street, New York

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