David Bedella fronts Menier's Torch Song Trilogy revival
Douglas Hodge, star of the Menier's hugely successful La Cage Aux Folles in the West End and on Broadway is directing the piece which is set in New York in the late 70s and early 80s.
Torch Song Trilogy covers three phases in the life of drag queen Arnold Beckoff (Bedella), a role Fierstein played himself on Broadway.
Amongst her myriad other stage and screen performances are the 2008 West End production of Girl With a Pearl Earring. She won a 1994 Olivier Award for her performance as Frau Schneider in Sam Mendes' revival of Cabaret.
Bedella won an Olivier Award for originating the role at Satan in Jerry Springer: The Opera. He appeared as Billy Flynn in Chicago last year, and has also toured the UK as Dr Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show.
His other stage credits include the Royal Albert Hall concert production of Chess whilst his screen credits including the 2004 film Alexander and Batman Begins with Christian Bale.
The theatre's 2012 season is then rounded out with Olivier and Whatsonstage.com Award-winning actor Maria Friedman turning director to helm a long-rumoured revival of Merrily We Roll Along from 16 November 2012 to 23 February 2013.