Discount Broadway Tickets For Torch Song

Regular Price Tickets
ORCH $250.00
MEZZ $69.00
Discount Code Tickets
ORCH $99.00
MEZZ $49.00
Expires 12/21/2018
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Lottery Tickets

Currently Unavailable

Standing Room Only

Currently Unavailable

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Rush Tickets
$42.00
General Rush
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Secondary Market
$188.00

Torch Song Summary

  • Torch Song is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Begin: October 9, 2018
  • Opens November 1, 2018
  • Show Closes: January 6, 2019

Torch Song, a two-hour, trimmed down version of The Torch Song Trilogy, is coming back to Broadway for the first time since its 1982 premiere. Written by Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Newsies, Casa Valentina), this play is formerly a four-hour trilogy of three one-act plays called International Stud, Fugue in a Nursery, and Widows and Children First!

Torch Song on Broadway Background

Taking place in the late 1970s to early 1980s, the play was contemporary when first written, and now is a delightfully relevant time capsule. This production is directed by Moisés Kaufman, the Venezuelan, Jewish, gay, Tony Award winning director of I Am My Own Wife, who is best known for writing The Laramie Project along with his Tectonic Theater Project. This revival premiered at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theater this past fall 2017, before transferring to the Second Stage’s newly purchased and renovated Broadway house, the Helen Hayes Theatre.

This 600-seat house was actually where the original production of Torch Song Trilogy premiered, starring Harvey Fierstein in the lead part of Arnold, which he had written. In the current revival, the role of Arnold is played by Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty,” How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), opposite Mercedes Ruehl (The American Plan, The Goat or Who is Sylvia?, The Rose Tattoo), playing the part of his mother.

What’s Torch Song Like?

When this production of Torch Song began Off-Broadway, Ben Brantley of The New York Times declared it a Critic’s Pick, remarking that while this three decades-old play would presumably be past its sell-by date, it feels remarkably fresh. With Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl at the top of their games, the performances are thrillingly close to home. Harvey Fierstein is brilliant in making every audience member feel the power of family, no matter what kind of family they belong to. When Harvey Fierstein won both the Best Actor and Best Play Tony Awards for Torch Song Trilogy in 1983, he was a drag performer Off Off Broadway at theatres like La MaMa, E.T.C., where the show first premiered. Suddenly he was escorted into the mainstream, as Broadway audiences of the 1980s took to this story of a gay character to whom even conservative suburbanites could relate.

Is Torch Song Good for Kids?

The show is most appropriate for those aged 12 and above. Children under the age of 4 will not be permitted in the theatre.

Torch Song Ticket Lottery and Rush Schedule

Every day there are discounted Broadway show tickets sold as part of the Broadway ticket lotteries or as RUSH tickets. Tickets are only valid on-the-same-day of the drawing. The following is the daily schedule of the ticket lottery and RUSH ticket pricing.

General Rush

Tuesday, 10:00am

Wednesday, 10:00am

Thursday, 10:00am

Friday, 10:00am

Saturday, 10:00am

Sunday, 12:00pm

Purchase the Broadway Discounts Guide to get details on how to get Lottery and Rush tickets for Torch Song.

Theatre Information

Helen Hayes Theatre

240 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 597
Entrance: 44th street between 7th and 8th avenue
Theatre Information

Helen Hayes Theatre Seating Chart

Torch Song Marquee

Torch Song Marquee

Cast Members

Arnold Beckoff
Michael Urie
Mrs. Beckoff
Mercedes Ruehl
David
Jack DiFalco
Alan
Michael Hsu Rosen
Ed
Ward Horton
Laurel
Roxanna Hope Radja

Producers

Second Stage Theatre

Production Credits

Book
Harvey Fierstein
Director
Moises Kaufman

Creative Team

Press Representation
DKC/O&M