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'9 to 5' leads Drama Desk nods

'9 to 5' leads Drama Desk nods

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- The Broadway musical "9 to 5" led the field with 15 nods when Drama Desk Award nominations were announced in New York Monday.
'Hairspray' to close on Broadway

'Hairspray' to close on Broadway

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The Broadway production of the musical "Hairspray" is scheduled to end its six-year run early next year, its producers announced.

'Hairspray' set to bow out on Broadway

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The run of a Broadway production of the musical "Hairspray" is approaching its end at New York's Neil Simon Theater, production heads say.

Broadway to get 'A Catered Affair'

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Harvey Fierstein and John Bucchino’s musical version of the movie “A Catered Affair” is expected to open on Broadway next spring, Playbill.com reported Monday.

'Company' moves on to PBS

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- John Doyle's production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's "Company" ended its Broadway run Sunday in New York, but it will get another play on PBS.

Broadway celebrates Drama Desk Awards

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- Broadway's "The Drowsy Chaperone" led the field with seven 2006 Drama Desk Awards presented during the ceremony at New York's Lincoln Center.

Fierstein to play mom on Fox sitcom

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Tony Award-winning cross-dresser Harvey Fierstein reportedly is going to play a New Jersey mom in a sitcom being developed for Fox TV.

'Hairspray' the movie comes together

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Adam Shankman will direct and choreograph New Line Cinema's screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Hairspray," it was announced Thursday.

Fierstein to revisit Turnblad in Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Harvey Fierstein will reprise his Tony Award-winning performance as housewife Edna Turnblad in the Las Vegas production of "Hairspray."

Robin Williams doubts 'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel

HOLLYWOOD, March 4 (UPI) -- Although Fox has expressed interest in doing a sequel for the Hollywood movie "Mrs. Doubtfire," actor Robin Williams says he had doubts it will happen.

John Travolta in drag?

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- John Travolta has the inside track to star as housewife Edna Turnblad in the movie version of the Broadway musical "Hairspray," Daily Variety said Thursday.

Analysis: Avoiding Hollywood stereotypes

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Although The Walt Disney Co. has been criticized on occasion for misrepresenting ethnic minorities in some of its animated features, the studio's new DVD releas
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Harvey Fierstein joins 'Fiddler' revival

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Broadway's revival of "Fiddler on the Roof," criticized for its Gentile leading man, has tapped Harvey Fierstein, a Jew, to take over the lead role.

Fierstein to leave 'Hairspray'

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Harvey Fierstein is leaving the hit Broadway musical "Hairspray" after almost two years of playing Edna Turnblad, Playbill On-Line reported.

'Sesame Street' turns 35

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The folks at "Sesame Street" will celebrate the children's program's 35th season with a PBS primetime special this spring.
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Harvey Forbes Fierstein (born June 6, 1952) is a U.S. actor and playwright, noted for the early (1982) distinction of winning Tony Awards for both writing and playing the lead role in his long-running play Torch Song Trilogy, about a gay drag-performer and his quest for true love and family, as well as writing the award-winning book to the musical La Cage aux Folles. He has since become a champion for gay civil rights.

Fierstein was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jacqueline Harriet (née Gilbert), a school librarian, and Irving Fierstein, a handkerchief manufacturer. Raised Jewish, Fierstein is now an atheist.

Fierstein occasionally writes columns about gay issues. He was openly gay at a time when very few celebrities were. His careers as a stand-up comic and female impersonator are mostly behind him. Fierstein resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

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