Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will host a special Birthday party on Thursday, May 24th to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Little / Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street), which opened on March 12, 1912 with John Galsworthy's play The Pigeon. The theatre is currently home to the smash hit musical Rock of Ages.
Fierstein along with theatre owners Martin Markinson and Jeff Tick will be joined by Danny Aiello, Douglas Carter Beane, Kerry Butler, Kevin Chamberlin, Alison Fraser, Steve Guttenberg, Jonathan Hadary, Jessica Hecht, Jackie Hoffman, Rupert Holmes, Dana Ivey, Jay Johnson, Sarah Jones, Patricia Kalember, Roslyn Kind, Debra Monk, Mary Testa and Alfred Uhry and more.
This centennial celebration was conceived by Alan R. Markinson and the event is produced by Carla Weiss with co-producers Susan S. Myerberg, Alan R. Markinson, Sharon Fallon and Jacqueline Munoz. The house staff for the event is Matthew Dicarlo (production stage manager), Douglas Purcell (Head Carpenter), Joseph P. Beck (Head Electrician), Albert Toth (Head Propertyman), Robert Etter (Sound Engineer) and Hector Angulo (Engineer).