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Younger Brother
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Posted: 5/24/14 at 11:27am
I know it's a while to go yet, but I noticed some names popping up on twitter about casting so figured I'd ask: has anyone heard any news on casting for the Kinky Boots tour? So far I've seen on twitter Sam Zeller and Bonnie Milligan are in the tour, assuming in the ensemble.
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JoseLee_
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joined:5/24/13
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Posted: 5/24/14 at 04:39pm
I wish Billy Porter would tour like Alice Ripley. A Tony winner touring with the show. That would've been awesome. I hope we get a funny Lauren that can bring the same characteristics as Annaleigh Ashford gave her.
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emo_geek
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joined:1/19/05
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Posted: 5/24/14 at 04:47pm
I selfishly hope Billy Porter will at least do the Los Angeles stop.
"I never had theatre producers run after me. Some people want to make more Broadway shows out of movies. But Elliot and I aren't going to do Batman: The Musical." - Julie Taymor 1999
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fyeahmaria
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joined:11/10/11
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Posted: 5/26/14 at 12:15am
Bonnie Milligan is playing Pat and I'm sure she'll be AMAZING
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.
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theatregeek6
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joined:6/19/13
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Posted: 5/26/14 at 11:20am
What about Mark Evans (currently toying in BOM) as Charlie??
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themonkeybananaking
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joined:7/5/11
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Posted: 6/15/14 at 05:40pm
Kyle Taylor Parker (current Angel/u.s Lola on Broadway) is playing Lola on Tour!

http://pennytempletonstudio.com/congrats-working-actors/
neonlightsxo
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joined:7/29/08
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 04:57pm
Steven and Lindsay are excellent choices.
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Younger Brother
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 05:05pm
Anyone know who's replacing Kyle in the Broadway ensemble?
CATSNYrevival
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joined:3/1/04
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 07:42pm
And I'm sure Ricky Schroeder being cast in the ensemble has nothing to do with the fact that he's banging the director. Not that I have a problem with it. I just find it amusing.

(BWW also spelled his last name incorrectly.)
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SweetLips
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joined:1/23/13
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 08:24pm
LOVE Lindsay Chambers in Submissions-her deadpan response is hilarious.
Cats-I'm no prude[check my avatar]-but that's not a nice thing to say-if you don't have a problem with it-why say it??
CATSNYrevival
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joined:3/1/04
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 08:31pm
Because I found it amusing. Should I have said dating instead of banging?
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JoseLee_
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 09:33pm
Hope Billy Porter does the LA stop like Lin-Manuel Miranda did with In the Heights.
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CurtainPullDowner
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joined:11/4/04
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 09:46pm
Yeah, cause it's the first time a director cast his paramour in a show?
CATSNYrevival
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 09:54pm
I would have said it's not the first time someone got ahead by giving head but yours works too.
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SweetLips
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 11:02pm
Me thinks that some people just delight in information that is irrelevant, but, if that's what gets you off...so be it.
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Visceral_Fella
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joined:1/18/12
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Posted: 6/16/14 at 11:47pm
I'm sorry, but "got ahead by giving head" made me laugh out loud. I can't deny it.
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BenjaminNicholas2
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joined:3/6/09
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 12:55am
Billy Porter on tour? Yeah, that'll happen never.

Porter can't keep his voice in shape in NYC, and I don't see him being silly enough to croak through shows on the road, Tony winner or not.

I also think it's time for him to step down and let someone else take their shot: Porter's performance has degraded quite a bit over the years of this show. It looks and sounds nothing like it did in Chicago (sadly).
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Mister Matt
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joined:5/17/03
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 09:25am
It looks and sounds nothing like it did in Chicago (sadly).

His speaking voice was pretty shot when I saw it in Chicago. He sang well, but croaked all his lines due to his exaggerated affected speech on EVERY SINGLE LINE.
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
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RippedMan
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 01:06pm
I never enjoyed him the role. And I'm surprised the director's bf is touring. You'd think he'd want him in NYC with him. Hm.
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RW3
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 01:13pm
Maybe they have an open relationship?
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GilmoreGirlO2
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 01:33pm
His speaking voice was pretty shot when I saw it in Chicago. He sang well, but croaked all his lines due to his exaggerated affected speech on EVERY SINGLE LINE.

Just echoing these sentiments. If his voice was at its best in the Chicago run, then I cringe to think of where itís at now. It was pretty painful to listen to him vocalize, whether singing or speaking; because of both the losing of his voice and his overdone, stereotypical line readings. I never heard Lola speak like a real person once in that show, which made it impossible for me to connect (and, therefore, care) about the character.
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darreyl102
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joined:8/23/08
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 02:07pm
Anyone seen Kyle Taylor Parker as Lola? Thoughts? Interesting casting- no one makes me jump up and down- but good casting.
Darreyl with an L!
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kplightfoot
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joined:7/24/13
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 06:53pm
Croak?....Billy Porter?? - I must respectfully disagree. Even on a bad day, he can still sing circles around most people. I've been blessed to see his performance as Lola 9 times (and counting), and he was fabulous every time. I would think he's entitled to be a little hoarse every once in a while; especially when he gives his all and sings FULL-OUT every time he takes the stage. I, for one, appreciate that. No lip syncing here!!

Might I suggest listening to his new CD "Billy's Back on Broadway"??
KathyNYC2
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joined:12/2/10
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 07:42pm
I agree about Billy..I think he's great.

I have not seen Kyle in the show but I know people who have and say he is AMAZING!!! He is an extremely nice guy and so everyone is thrilled for him.
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CurtainPullDowner
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joined:11/4/04
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Posted: 6/17/14 at 08:08pm
Wasn't there talk that this would be Non-Equity? Glad to see it's not!

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