The national tour is led by Jerry Mitchell, who won the Tony for his "Kinky Boots" choreography and was nominated for his direction, and will open at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre on Tuesday.
Based on the 2005 British film "Kinky Boots," which in turn was based on a BBC Two documentary series episode from 1999, the musical is about a struggling shoe factory owner, Charlie Price (Steven Booth in the national tour), who joins forces with the drag queen Lola (Kyle Taylor Parker) to revive the family business with fetish footwear for men.
Torch Song is set to begin previews September 26 and will officially open in late October at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre. ’ I’m thrilled that Second Stage Theatre will be reviving Torch Song Trilogy next season,” commented Fierstein in a press statement.
Additional casting and a complete creative team will be announced at a later date. “In conversation, I’ve been encouraging director Moisés Kaufman to look at the play with fresh eyes.
Harvey Fierstein knows what he wants too: "Whatever she wants," he said with a laugh.
The two were hamming it up for a photo shoot at the Orpheum Theatre, where their hit Broadway musical "Kinky Boots" will play after its Los Angeles run this month.
His first film role was also written by Neil Simon. His first big hit film was War Games, a summer hit in 1983, Broderick then won the role of the charming, clever slacker in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Living theatre has always been my life’s goal.” “On a winter night in 1982 a friend brought me to see a play at the Actor’s Playhouse that turned out to be one of the most human, hilarious, and heartbreaking nights I’d spent in the theatre. “And while I knew I was watching something extremely special, I had no idea how groundbreaking this play would become for generations of theatregoers and, ultimately, for Broadway.
It is a significant honor to bring this landmark play back to New York City and I thank Harvey for entrusting it to Second Stage.” After an acclaimed Off-Broadway debut, Torch Song Trilogy opened on Broadway in June 1982 and played an award-winning three-year engagement at the Little Theatre (now the Helen Hayes Theatre).
Broderick's first major acting role came in an HB Studio workshop production of playwright Horton Foote's On Valentine's Day, playing opposite his father, who was a friend of Foote's.
This was followed by a supporting role as Harvey Fierstein's gay adopted son, David, in the Off-Broadway production of Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy; then, a good review by The New York Times theater critic Mel Gussow brought him to the attention of Broadway.