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Torch Song

First Preview: Oct 04, 2018

Opening Date: Oct 04, 2018

Closing Date: Jan 06, 2019

Running Time: 02:35

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Playing @

Hayes Theater

240 W 44th St New York, NY 10036

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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.  

After a smash-hit run Off-Broadway, Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song heads to Broadway for a strictly limited engagement.

Hilarious and heart-wrenching, Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song follows Arnold Beckoff’s (Michael Urie) odyssey to find happiness in New York. All he wants is a husband, a child, and a pair of bunny slippers that fit, but a visit from his overbearing mother (Mercedes Ruehl) reminds him that he needs one thing more: respect.

An all too human journey about the families we’re born into, the families we choose, and the battles to bring them all home.

Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 13

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

Performance Schedule:

FRIDAY @ 7:30 PM


Moisés Kaufman

Written by

Harvey Fierstein

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

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Full-price tickets

$69 - $159

Lottery & Rush

$42 - a limited number of tickets may be available on a daily basis and can be purchased day-of when the box office opens



Quotation Mark

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." 

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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.

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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.

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Box Office

Outer lobby, ground level. ADA access via the Stage Door.


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.

Directions Bus



Accessible/unisex bathrooms/stalls in the lower lobby and at the mezzanine level

Directions Subway

1,2,3,7,S,A,C,E,N,R,Q,W to 42nd St./Times square


Orchestra on ground level. Seats 589.


Full-service/accessible elevator


None on premises


ADA-accessible building entrance at Stage Door. Handicap ramps in the lower lobby,

Water Fountain

Lower Level directly across from the elevator

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.

Wheelchair Info

Accessible seating in both Orchestra & Mezzanine

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Public Transportation

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By Subway:

1,2,3,7,S,A,C,E,N,R,Q,W to 42nd St./Times square

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