It looks like Jan. 6 is going to be one gloomy day on Broadway, with yet another show announcing it will close that Sunday.
Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song" will end its run on that date, thus avoiding the traditional post-holiday slump that has already spelled the end for the previously announced "Head Over Heels," "Once on This Island" and "The Play That Goes Wrong." The show, which had a successful Off-Broadway run at Second Stage Theater last year before moving to Broadway's Hayes Theatre in October, will launch a national tour in the fall. Michael Urie will reprise his role, playing tortured drag queen Arnold Beckoff. By the time the show closes, it will have played 26 previews and 77 regular performances.
"Since we first began the 'Torch Song' journey," said Urie in a statement, "I have heard from people all over ... that Arnold's pride, strength and frankness helped them come out, come to terms, and come together. Urie said he hoped the tour would continue to inspire: "We need Harvey's play when our world is suddenly and continually confusing and divided."