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New York | 2h 40m | In Previews: Opens Nov 01

Torch Song (NYC)

From 67 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Funny, Great writing, Absorbing, Entertaining

About the show

After a hit run Off-Broadway, the revival of Harvey Fierstein's Tony-winning comedy heads to Broadway. Starring Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie and Oscar and Tony winner Mercedes Ruehl. (Previous Reviews) More…

Equal parts comic and heart-wrenching, 'Torch Song' follows Arnold Beckoff's 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 reminds him that he needs one thing more: respect. Join Arnold on this all too human journey about the families we're born into, the families we choose and the battles to bring them all home. Directed by Tony nominee Moisés Kaufman ("The Laramie Project," "I Am My Own Wife").

2h 40m | In Previews: Opens Nov 01 | Helen Hayes Theatre (Midtown W)


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100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Great writing, Great staging

See it if If you love great writing and GREAT acting

Don't see it if you are homophobic

Also Seeing this show as a revival 36 years after its Broadway debut is ama... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy seeing great performances or well-written plays. Anyone with any kind of family will relate to this.

Don't see it if Can't think of any reason not to see this. There are some more mature things discussed at times, but overall a great show.

100
During previews
Great acting, Must see, Quirky, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You love dramatic & funny adult-genre play. Very well written; great casts; cute sets. Michael Urie from Ugly Betty was AMAZING! MUST SEE!

Don't see it if You dislike LGBTQ.

Also Saw this OPENING NIGHT! Please keep an open mind when you see this pla... Read more Read less

98
During previews
Great acting, Must see, Great writing

See it if You want a little bit of everything: comedy, drama, history

Don't see it if you don't like shows that deal with serious subject matter in both funny and serious ways.

97
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You love beautiful stories of love and loss, and tour de force acting. Michael Urie is a miracle!

Don't see it if I can’t think of a reason not to see it.

97
During previews
Funny, Edgy, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to be blown away by epic story telling, a master class in stage craft, and mind blowing performances from an ensemble cast.

Don't see it if You don't like to gay people, or having your mind blown by awesomeness.

97
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You want to be entertained for the night. Great performances by the whole cast. Michael Urie did an amazing job.

Don't see it if If you don’t want to watch anything to do with LGBT.

96
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if One of the best shows this season. Compares favorably with the original Micheal Urie will win a Tony. 2nd Stage created a great new theater

Don't see it if sorry no negatives ...unless one does not want to see the history & problems etc re: The Gay community

96
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Great writing

See it if You want to see Michael Uhrie in a tour-de-force performance that will break your heart.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in a play with gay themes or are offended by sexual situations.

Also This revival is even better than the original if that’s possible. The ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you want to be engaged, challenged and entertained. Thought provoking and delicious writing. The you Harvey.

Don't see it if gay themed plays are not of your interest.

95
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if Torch Song is clever and witty. Michael Urie couldn’t have put another drop of energy into his performance!

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with homosexuality.

94
During previews
Funny, Uplifting, Great acting, Great writing, Touching

See it if You like beautiful writing, acting and complex, but very human and life-affirming situations. You can relate to being gay and Jewish in NYC.

Don't see it if You're repelled by anything gay. If that's you, stop going to the theatre!

94
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if You enjoy a story of LGBTQ love and resilience. The ability to overcome and enjoy life after tragedy.

Don't see it if You have no soul and are wanting an upbeat and playful show.

93
During previews
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You want to have a fun,enjoyable evening on Broadway. The acting was superb and the story line was memorable.

Don't see it if You do not like stories about the gay community.

93
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Great writing

See it if You enjoy seeing strong revivals or you want to have a good laugh but be emotionally affected at the same time.

Don't see it if You don’t like NY Jewish humor. Or you’re a homophobe.

92
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Masterful, Profound, Great writing

See it if you're looking for a witty, hilarious yet heart wrenching play with a unparalleled cast.

Don't see it if You don't like plays, you can't sit through three hours, if sexual content offends you.

92
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you enjoy great staging, outstanding acting, especially Michael Ulrie and Mercedes Ruehl and hilarious comedies

Don't see it if you don't like comedies about gay men and their relationship issues.

92
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if This show is so much better than I remember when it first opened years ago. The writing is awfully clever and the entire cast is superb.

Don't see it if If you don’t like clever dialogue, simulated gay sex or LGBQ issue plays.

92
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy a serious yet funny multi layered story about the complexities of love, family and acceptance.

Don't see it if LGBTQ is not for you and you’re looking for a light show

Also This show exceeded my expectations. The cast is superb and the staging... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Raunchy, Dated, Entertaining

See it if A brilliant view of gay life in the 70s and 80s pre aids. Good acting by Michael Urie.

Don't see it if A brilliant view of gay life in the 70s and 80s pre aids. It is also dated and very bitter sweet at the end.

91
During previews
Great acting especially michael urie, Still relevant after 40 years, Funny self-revelatory zingers

See it if Drag queen seeks stable relationship & wants to build family. He 1) meets a bisexual, 2) plans to adopt, 3) gets disrespect from his mother.

Don't see it if Clever, hilarious one-liners detract from serious drama about a gay man’s quest for a relationship, ability to adopt, and stable family life

Also The original Torch Song Trilogy, a 3-part, 4-hour version was develope... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you have never seen it or have seen it before: this is a powerful production with a strong cast, great staging and loaded with good messages

Don't see it if you want to miss a solid representation of the gay scene in the 70's and 80's and the struggles of family - both the ups and downs!

90
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you love romantic dramas, you enjoy character acting, you like long form story telling, you like family dramas

Don't see it if you don't have patience for comedy/comedic bits, you're uncomfortable with plots surrounding homophobia, you don't care for absurdism

90
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You are fimilar with the play or are a fan of any of these 6 actors. The play feels fresh and the lead performance from Mr. Urie is a joy.

Don't see it if You go to the theater to stay away from politics and family drama...which leaves us with “King Kong” lol

Also As a gay man in his 30’s, it was at times uncomfortable to see what ga... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You love to laugh. You admire Harvey Fierstein and can envision him in this roll. You have a heart.

Don't see it if You are homophobic. You can not appreciate Jewish jokes and lifestyle. You are against adoption of older children.


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