There are two reasons why Bella Bella will most likely succeed. One is Harvey Fierstein and the other is Bella Abzug. Oh boy, is it ever Bella Abzug. Bella (Fierstein) has taken sanctuary in her hotel suite’s bathroom. It is the night of the 1976 Democratic Primary for Senator, held at the civilized date of a few weeks before the election. Outside the bathroom the likes of Lily Tomlin, Gloria... Read more
Manhattan Theatre Club presents the world premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by Harvey Fierstein.
Performances are staged at New York City Center's Stage I.
(Photos by Jeremy Daniel)
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Four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein takes on New York City’s very own political firebrand, Bella Abzug, in his new raucous, heart-rending and absurdly humorous solo show. Set in 1976, on the eve of her bid to become New York State's first female Senator, Bella Bella finds this larger-than-life, truth-slinging, groundbreaking, hat-wearing icon squirreled away in the bathroom of a midtown hotel awaiting that night’s election results while a coterie of family and celebs await her entrance.