His play, "Spookhouse," was performed at the Hampstead Theatre in Hampstead, London, England with Gwen Taylor, Tom Georgeson, Chris Jury, and Joanne Ridley in the cast.
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[re Torch Song Trilogy
(1988)] I'm happy that we made it. Is it everything I wanted it to be? Is anything ever? I fought with [director] Paul Bogart
because I had based the entire third act on a song by Big Maybelle
. When we went to make the movie, Paul refused to put it in the movie. We used a beautiful Ella Fitzgerald
recording of "This Time the Dream's on Me," which is very pretty, but it ...
The essence of Fierstein's landmark "Torch Song Trilogy" (1988) was autobiographical, since he began performing as a drag queen in Manhattan clubs as early as age 15.
Gruff, yet soft, voice