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JRRTolken
Understudy
joined:6/7/14
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/12/14 at 05:27pm
Does anyone know who will replace Billy Porter in KB

Updated On: 6/12/14 at 05:27 PM
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Younger Brother
Broadway Star
joined:8/27/12
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/12/14 at 06:11pm
A friend of mine on facebook said they were looking forward to seeing Nathan Lee Graham in the role. I'm not sure if it was purely their wishful thinking, or if he's up for the tour, but he seems like a good fit.
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gleek4114
Broadway Legend
joined:5/24/13
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/12/14 at 06:29pm
I was recently wondering the same thing. If Billy is indeed leaving they should be announceing any day now. Also since Jeanna is now involved in Finding Neverland a replacement for Lauren should be announced soon as well.
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Younger Brother
Broadway Star
joined:8/27/12
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/12/14 at 06:30pm
Haven Burton is the new Lauren
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gleek4114
Broadway Legend
joined:5/24/13
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/12/14 at 07:04pm
If that's true great for Haven! Not saying your wrong or anything.
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everythingtaboo
Broadway Legend
joined:5/5/04
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/12/14 at 08:10pm
Andrew Rannells?


"Hey little girls, look at all the men in shiny shirts and no wives!" - Jackie Hoffman, Xanadu, 19 Feb 2008
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ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/12/14 at 08:15pm
so who's replacing Burton in Violet as Foster's standby??
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
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oncemorewithfeeling2
Featured Actor
joined:4/25/13
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/12/14 at 08:20pm
Jennifer Blood. She was Maria in Drury Lane's a The Sound of Music, if anyone caught that.


It's mentioned in this article...
Updated On: 6/12/14 at 08:20 PM
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ElphabaGoodman
Stand-by
joined:4/2/10
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/13/14 at 02:00am
Definitely not Nathan Lee Graham for the tour. Current Broadway understudy Kyle Taylor Parker will be playing Lola for the tour.
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Will42
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/10
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/13/14 at 03:53am
Does anyone know if Billy Porter will headline the West End transfer?
If not, I wonder if they can get Chiwetel Ejiofor to reprise his screen role.
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carlodowd
Stand-by
joined:5/3/13
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/13/14 at 06:43am
"Chiwetel Ejiofor to reprise his screen role. that would be very interesting!
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hak5
Understudy
joined:7/5/10
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/13/14 at 08:52am
RuPaul ?
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Younger Brother
Broadway Star
joined:8/27/12
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/13/14 at 09:28am
I think RuPaul would be a great replacement for the show, even if just for a couple of weeks. As Drag Race season 7 starts filming in the summer, I'm doubtful he'd be the replacement for Billy unless an understudy performed until around the end of August. I'm not too sure how well he'd handle the dramatic scenes, but the comedy and singing would be spot on.
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anmiller07
Leading Actor
joined:11/15/07
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 6/13/14 at 11:20am
Do we know for sure that Billy is leaving anytime soon? When asked (in April) how long he will stay with the show he said

Porter: As long as I can. Until something better comes along and that's a really tall order. I've gotten really picky in terms of where I'm going to go next as a performer. It's not going to be just anything. You know what I mean? The role is too good. The experience is too complete. The paycheck is fierce. I didn't shop for 13 years. I like clothes and cute things!

Seems like he would have known then if he was leaving this summer.
Billy Porter On 'Kinky Boots' Anniversary, New Album 'Billy's Back On Broadway'
gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 8/2/14 at 09:56am
Is Billy leaving the show soon, or did he extend again??
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AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 8/2/14 at 10:03am
As long as his contract keeps getting renewed, I can't imagine he's be in any hurry to leave. As he himself has said, he's making great money for the first time after a lot of lean years.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
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VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 8/2/14 at 11:17am
What I admire most about Billy, is his performance changes every time I see it, as he is always finding new fresh ways to spruce up songs or scenes. He is so IN it, that it's just plain refreshing.
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wickedfan11
Broadway Star
joined:6/17/06
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 8/2/14 at 11:20am
VotePeron- That's interesting. When I saw the show in October, Billy looked like he hated his job and phoned in his performance. He was not fresh at all.

Updated On: 8/2/14 at 11:20 AM
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gleek4114
Broadway Legend
joined:5/24/13
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 8/2/14 at 12:05pm
^ Probaby an off night. I saw him at the end of September and he was on fire.
sparepart973
Featured Actor
joined:4/7/12
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 8/2/14 at 12:40pm
I don't know who it is, but when I saw James T Lane in A Chorus Line and The Scottsboro Boys, I thought to myself that he'd do a killer Lola.
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JRybka
Broadway Legend
joined:11/6/06
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 8/2/14 at 04:43pm
Coleman Domingo. I don't know how he would look but I know how he would sound! BRILLIANT!
"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around."
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Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 8/2/14 at 07:26pm
It should be Anthony Wayne.
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dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 8/2/14 at 07:27pm
Yes but he has his own one man show (YAY).
Broadwaystar2
Featured Actor
joined:9/4/13
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 8/2/14 at 08:31pm
Not to take anything away from Anthony Wayne. But his vocal ability is not of that caliber.
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Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
replacement for Billy Porter
Posted: 8/2/14 at 10:05pm
Um, Gimme the ball, is a lot harder to sing than most of the songs in Kinky Boots. If he can play Richie in The Chorus Line tour, I think he can handle this score.

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