Torch Song

Torch Song Tickets

Second Stage Theater presents the highly anticipated New York revival of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, starring stage favorite Michael Urie and Tony and Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruhl.

Torch Song Trilogy originally opened on Broadway at the Little Theatre (now the Hayes Theater) on June 10, 1982, where it ran for 1,222 performances until May 19, 1985. The original production starred Mr. Fierstein himself in the lead role, who went on to win the Tony Award for "Best Play" and "Best Actor in a Play." A film adaptation followed in 1988 in which Mr. Fierstein reprised his role.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
2hrs 40mins (including 1 intermission)
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About Torch Song:

It's 1979 in New York City and Arnold Beckoff is on a quest for love, purpose and family. He's fierce in drag and fearless in crisis, and he won't stop until he achieves the life he desires as a doting husband and a Jewish mother. Now, Arnold is back...and he's here to sing you a torch song. The Tony-winning play that forever changed the trajectory of Broadway returns for a new generation.

Harvey Fierstein
Second Stage Theater
Moisés Kaufman
David Lander
Fitz Patton
David Zinn
Clint Ramos
Cast list:
Michael Urie (as Arnold Beckoff), Mercedes Ruehl (as Ma), Jack DiFalco (as David), Ward Horton (as Ed), Roxanna Hope Radja (as Laurel), and Michael Rosen (as Alan)
Torch Song Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 26, 2017
Opening date: 
October 19, 2017
December 9, 2017

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Tony Kiser Theater

305 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Our Torch Song Review

Having discovered my passion for theatre with considerable tardiness in my lifetime, my bucket list of missed productions from years gone by is quite a lengthy one. Of course, there are plenty of hazy videos to be found online, and the odd Hollywood movie adaptation at the other end of the spectrum, but, oh, to have had that opportunity to see those productions in person. Well, if you wait... Read more