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PHOTOS: A First Look at Broadway’s Casa Valentina

Casa Valentina Cast Credit Henry Leutwyler

Casa Valentina, the new Broadway play by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, opens at Manhattan Theatre Club‘s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in New York City Wednesday. Fierstein, beloved for creating hit musicals Kinky Boots, Newsies, La Cage aux Folles and his landmark drama Torch Song Trilogy, hasn’t presented a new play in almost 30 years. Joe Mantello directs the new piece, which takes place at a Catskills resort called Casa Valentina in 1962. In the play a group of heterosexual men gather to dress and act like women while safely inhabiting their female alter egos. When faced with the opportunity to become an official organization, the group tries to decide whether public recognition would help them gain a place in open society or spell disaster. The cast includes Reed Birney, John Cullum, Gabriel Ebert, Lisa Emery, Tom McGowan, Patrick Page, Larry Pine, Nick Westrate and Mare Winningham.

Images by Henry Leutwyler (first image) and Matthew Murphy (below)

Casa Valentina Image Credit Matthew Murphy7

Nick Westrate, Patrick Paige, Tom McGowan

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Nick Westrate

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Patrick Paige

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Mare Winningham

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Larry Pine

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Tom McGowan

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Reed Birney

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John Cullum

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Nick Westrate, John Cullum, Gabriel Ebert, Tom McGown

By:           Jeffrey James Keyes
On:           Apr 22, 2014
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  • 2 Comments
    • carey579
      carey579

      Harvey Fierstein is so underrated!

      Loved The Birdcage and Torch Song Trilogy is one of my favourite <3

      Apr 22, 2014 at 2:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida
      Alan down in Florida

      Can’t wait for it to find its way to Florida. The costumes will match the outfits of more than half of the audience – half a century later.

      Apr 22, 2014 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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