Nick Westrate, Patrick Page, and Tom McGowan in Casa Valentina
Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina Will Drag On

By Brandon Voss

Originally published on Advocate.com May 15 2014 12:50 PM ET

Boys will be girls on Broadway for a bit longer than expected.

Casa Valentina, Harvey Fierstein's new play about husbands who identify as heterosexual but congregate in the Catskills to dress and act like housewives, has added two weeks of performances to its limited Broadway engagement.

Directed by out two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Wicked), Casa Valentina opened April 23 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Originally scheduled to close June 15, the world premiere will now run through June 29. 

"Back in 1962, most men went to the Catskill Mountains to escape the summer heat, but others took the two-hour drive to escape something else entirely: being men," read press notes about the drama, which is inspired by actual events.

Casa Valentina is Fierstein's first play on Broadway since 1987. Celebrated for his landmark gay drama Torch Song Trilogy and his book for La Cage aux Folles, the four-time Tony winner most recently wrote the books for the hit Broadway musicals Newsies and Kinky Boots.

Casa Valentina recently received four Tony nominations, including Best Play. The cast includes Reed Birney, John Cullum, Gabriel Ebert, Lisa Emery, Tom McGowan, Patrick Page, Larry Pine, Nick Westrate, and Mare Winningham.

A film adaptation is "under discussion," Deadline reports.

For tickets and more information visit the play's website.

Contributor: 
Brandon Voss