Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him. From Arnold's hilarious steps toward domestic bliss with a reluctant school teacher, to his first truly promising love affair with a young fashion model, Arnold's greatest challenge remains his complicated relationship with his mother. But armed with a keenly developed sense of humor and oftentimes piercing wit, Arnold continues to test the commonly accepted terms of endearment--and endurance--in a universally affecting story that confirms that happiness is well worth carrying a torch for. Written by
It takes a lot of guts and a helluva sense of humor to live life in Arnold's shoes.
Did You Know?
The original Broadway production of "Torch Song Trilogy" by Harvey Fierstein
opened at the Little Theater in New York on June 10, 1982, ran for 1222 performances and won the 1983 Tony Award for the Best Play. See more
It's easier to love someone who's dead. They make so few mistakes.
Body and Soul
Music by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
, Robert Sour
and Frank Eyton
Performed by the Charlie Haden
Also Performed by Benny Goodman Orchestra See more