Torch Song, the Second Stage revival starring Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruhl, announced that it will close January 6, 2019. It will have played 26 preview performances and 77 regular performances.
This new production, which playwright Harvey Fierstein streamlined into a two-act Torch Song—down from its original trilogy—began previews October 9 following an acclaimed Off-Broadway run last fall at Second Stage Theatre. Moisés Kaufman directs.
Urie will lead a newly announced national tour, scheduled to kick off a multi-city run in Los Angeles in fall 2019.
“Since we first began the Torch Song journey, I have heard from people all over—including our director Moisés Kaufman, who first met Arnold when Torch Song Trilogy toured in the ‘80s—that Arnold’s pride, strength, and frankness helped them come out, come to terms, and come together," Urie said in a statement. "This is something I hope our tour will do today. We need Harvey’s play when our world is suddenly and continually confusing and divided.”
Additional details regarding the tour will be announced at a later date.