- Winner! 1983 Tony® Award for Best Play for Torch Song Trilogy
"Spectacular! A Grade-A energizing joy!" - Ben Brantley, The New York Times
- Intense Adult Themes
- Open Flame
- Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
- Time Period: 1980s, 1970s
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
Arnold - A drag queen, Jewish, and gay.
Ed - A Brooklyn school teacher, older than Arnold, handsome, charming, claims he is bisexual.
Laurel - A woman Ed meets while in a relationship with Arnold. Later becomes Ed's lover.
Alan - A handsome man, younger than Arnold, who models and aspires to be an actor.
David - Arnold's fifteen-year-old foster child (played by an adult).
Mrs. Beckoff - Arnold's widowed mother.
- Drag performance
Torch Song premiered at the Tony Kieser Theatre in a Second Stage Theater Production on October 19, 2017 under the direction of Moisés Kaufman. Under the same direction, the play transferred to Broadway in November 1, 2018 at The Hayes Theater as a Second Stage Theater production.
Torch Song Trilogy premiered at La Mama ETC over the course of two years from February 1978 - October 1979 under the direction of Eric Concklin. The play transferred to Broadway in June 1982 under the direction of Peter Pope.