Ugly Betty's Michael Urie is getting ready to slip into Harvey Fierstein's legendary shoes for a revival of Torch Song Trilogy.
Fierstein's groundbreaking play--centering on the life of a gay, Jewish drag queen, his adopted son, and his disapproving mother--won him two Tonys, two Drama Desk Awards, and was adapted into a 1988 film.
Torch Song follows Arnold Beckoff through three stages of his life, divided into three separate plays--International Stud, Fugue in a Nursery, and Widows and Children First! For the new revival, the "Trilogy" has been dropped and Fierstein has edited the play to reflect the truncated titled.
With roots stemming back to 1978, the original Broadway production of Torch Song Trilogy premiered in 1982 and included Fierstein, Matthew Broderick and Golden Girl Estelle Getty.
Fierstein went on to win Tonys for his book for La Cage Aux Folles and his role as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, which he recently revisited for NBC's live event. Urie, of course, has his own theatrical pedigree, having starred in Off-Broadway's Buyer & Cellar and The Temperamentals.
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Torch Song doesn't have an exact premiere date but will begin previews at Second Stage on September 26.