Four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein releases his new memoir, I Was Better Last Night, March 1 on the Alfred A. Knopf label.
To celebrate the release of the book, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center hosts a free live-streamed conversation with Fierstein and journalist Michael Musto March 1 at 6 PM ET. Following the conversation, Fierstein and Doug Reside, curator of the Billy Rose Theatre Division, will have a live Q&A with viewers. To register for the event, click here.
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The actor, writer, and gay-rights activist is also scheduled to make several appearances in the coming weeks to promote his new tome:
March 2 (Brooklyn): The Bell House in conversation with Jordan Roth
March 3 (Manhattan): The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center in conversation with Michael Riedel
March 8 (Manhattan): The National Arts Club in conversation with Julie Halston
March 9 (Virtual): Seattle’s Elliot Bay Book Store in conversation with Bianca Del Rio
March 11 (Red Hook, New York): Bard College in conversation with Justin Vivian Bond
March 13 (Virtual): Free Library of Philadelphia in conversation with Catherine Cohen
March 14 (Hartford, Connecticut): Immanuel Congregational Church in conversation with Duby McDowell
March 15 (Ridgefield, Connecticut): Ridgefield County Playhouse in conversation with Roz Chast
Fierstein’s new memoir reveals never-before-told stories of his personal struggles and conflict, of sex and romance, and of his career, which has transported him from community theatre in Brooklyn to the lights of Broadway, to the excesses of Hollywood, and back.
Fierstein won two 1983 Tony Awards—Best Actor in a Play and Best Play—for his groundbreaking opus Torch Song Trilogy. He also won a Best Book of a Musical Tony in 1984 for Jerry Herman’s La Cage aux Folles, and a Best Actor in a Musical Tony for Hairspray. He will be represented on Broadway later this season with the revised book for the eagerly awaited revival of Funny Girl.