Show Business: No Opened Doors for Me

Harvey Fierstein and Torch Song Trilogy win two big Tonys

Three bottles of champagne stand against the wall, messengers keep bringing him cards and telegrams of congratulation, and Harvey Fierstein is understandably elated. Elated? Levitated might be a better word. At the moment, Fierstein is floating 25 stories above his dressing room at Broadway's Little Theater. The previous night his friends gave him a party for his 29th birthday (the Moët is a reminder); the evening before that, he pulled off the equivalent of a grand slam at the Tony ceremonies: he won two...

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