The cast of Casa Valentina
Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina Gets Caricature

By Brandon Voss

Originally published on Advocate.com June 03 2014 4:00 AM ET

Renowned illustrator and caricaturist Ken Fallin has created a new stage portrait of Broadway's Casa Valentina as part of a regular feature for Playbill.com.

Fallin, a noted Wall Street Journal illustrator who also creates the poster art for Forbidden Broadway, continues in the artistic tradition of legendary Broadway caricaturist Al Hirschfeld.

Set in the 1960s and based on actual events, Casa Valentina is Harvey Fierstein's new play about husbands who identify as heterosexual but congregate in the Catskills to dress and act like housewives. Directed by Joe Mantello of Take Me Out and Wicked fame, the world premiere opened April 23 and has extended through June 29 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.  

Casa Valentina recently received four Tony Award 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.

See more of Fallin's Playbill.com stage portraits of this season's LGBT-inclusive Broadway shows, including Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, here.

Contributor: 
Brandon Voss