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Torch Song
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Torch Song

Oct 04, 2018 - Jan 06, 2019
Running time: 2:35
Helen Hayes Theater
240 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
By Bus: M42
By Subway: 1,2,3,7,S,A,C,E,N,R,Q,W to 42nd St./Times square
Show Description:


Moisés Kaufman

Written By

Harvey Fierstein

Listed at TKTS:
See TKTS Live
$69.00 - $159.00
prices subject to change
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$42 - a limited number of tickets may be available on a daily basis and can be purchased day-of when the box office opens
Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes
1 Intermission


Wheelchair Info
Accessible seating in both Orchestra & Mezzanine
Orchestra on ground level. Seats 589.
Full-service/accessible elevator
Valet parking garages: 1st garage: South side of 44th St. between 6th & 7th Aves. Vertical clearance: 105". 2nd garage: East of Shubert Alley, on north side of 44th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave. No vans.
Curb Ramps
(2.5" lip) NW corner of 44th & Broadway; (2.5" lip) SE corner of 44th St. & Broadway; SW corner of 44th St. & Broadway.
ADA-accessible building entrance at Stage Door. Handicap ramps in the lower lobby,
Box Office
Outer lobby, ground level. ADA access via the Stage Door.
Accessible/unisex bathrooms/stalls in the lower lobby and at the mezzanine level
Water Fountain
Lower Level directly across from the elevator
None on premises
Assisted Listening System
LOOP system in the auditorium, headsets available. Driver’s license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Not available in the first 3 rows of the Orchestra.



NYT Critic's Pick -
"Mr. Kaufman’s staging — still designed to please the eye without overwhelming it, with 1970s shorthand sets by David Zinn, costumes to match by Clint Ramos and lighting by David Lander — now feels smoother and quicker on its feet. It also feels, well, bigger."  CONTINUE READING THE NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW
Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song” fires on all cylinders in this Broadway revival, opening in the same theater where it premiered 36 years ago, and it’s even bigger and better than last year’s off-Broadway production. And that’s saying something considering that I was already a big fan. But wow! It is a full throttle ode to coming out, opening up, and following one’s heart. CONTINUE READING THE NY1 REVIEW
The first challenge in mounting a successful revival of “Torch Song,” is finding an actor who can make the role his own and escape the looming shadow of Harvey Fierstein, who originated, or rather incarnated, the role both on stage and in the 1988 film version.  The fascinating choice of Michael Urie, probably best known in the theater for his turn in “Buyer and Cellar” off-Broadway, gives the role to a chameleon actor who could not be more unlike Fierstein. Yet Urie triumphs in this play, primarily through the brilliance of his physical comedy, which adds another layer to the play’s fast and funny dialogue. CONTINUE READING THE BROADWAY NEWS REVIEW


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