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KINKY BOOTS National Tour Welcomes Additional Cast Members to Ensemble; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), have announced final casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Hits the Road; Full Touring Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony® Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), have announced final casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS is Coming to Charlotte, 3/17-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), is playing in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, March 17-22, 2015. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Comes to Seattle, Tickets on Sale August 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots) is on its way to Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, Starring Kyle Taylor Parker, Steven Booth and Lindsay Nicole Chambers, to Return to Chicago, July 14-26, 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), returns to Chicago for a limited two-week engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph) July 14 - 26, 2015. (more...)

Smash-Hit Musical KINKY BOOTS Kicks off National Tour at The Smith Center, 9/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Sept. 4-14. The 11-day run marks the launch of the musical's national tour. A hit on Broadway, the highly popular show has created much anticipation for a touring production. Kinky Boots will be the first Broadway show to launch a national tour in Las Vegas, which is a dazzling fit. (more...)

Kyle Taylor Parker, Steven Booth & Lindsay Nicole Chambers to Lead KINKY BOOTS National Tour; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), have announced casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning AFTER MIDNIGHT to Play its Final Performance on Sunday, June 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

Producers Scott Sanders and Wynton Marsalis announced today that After Midnight, the seven-time 2014 Tony® Award-nominee, and winner of the Tony® Award for Best Choreography (Warren Carlyle), will play its final performance on Sunday, June 29 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). At the time of its closing, After Midnight will have run 8 months, with 19 preview performances and 272 regular performances. Conceived by Jack Viertel, and directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, After Midnight began preview performances on Friday, October 18, 2013, and opened to the best reviews of any new musical this season on Sunday, November 3, 2013. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 500 Performances on Broadway With Social Media Contest, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots will celebrate its 500th Performance on Thursday, June 19th with a social media contest for fans. Beginning today, fans can enter to win tickets to the 500th Performance by using a Do-It-Yourself Kinky Boots Card to add the show's iconic red boots to their photos, and sharing those photos online using hashtag #Kinky500.. On Tuesday, June 17th, the five most creative photos will be selected, and the winners will be given a pair of tickets to celebrate with the cast on June 19th at the Hirschfeld Theatre. (more...)

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Presents 15th Annual City Musical as RENT, 5/30 - 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) will present its fifteenth annual All-City Musical, RENT to crown the District's 2013-14 series of All-City Arts Programming. The production features the talents of over fifty CMSD students from across the District and will take place on the stage of the Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, May 30 – June 1, 2014. (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, HEDWIG, Neil Patrick Harris & More Win at the 80th Annual Drama League Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 16, 2014

The 80th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon is being held this afternoon, May 16, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, where winners will be announced for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. This year's event, which began at noon, is hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. BroadwayWorld is updating the winners live! Check back in to find out who took home the big awards! (more...)

Photo Flash: New York Theatre Workshop's 2014 Gala - The Arrivals
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW)'s 2014 Spring Gala honored Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff and President of The Dodgers Michael David on Monday night, May 12, at The Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel. Both are founding partners of Dodger Properties, which is responsible for over 150 productions of some of the most successful theatre on Broadway (56 Tony Awards), Off-Broadway and internationally. Scroll down for photos of the arrivals! (more...)

CMSD Students to Present RENT, 5/30-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) will present its fifteenth annual All-City Musical, RENT to crown the District's 2013-14 series of All-City Arts Programming. The production features the talents of over fifty CMSD students from across the District and will take place on the stage of the Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, May 30 - June 1, 2014. Tony Sias, Director of Arts Education for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, co-directs the production with the CMSD All-City Arts Program's Managing Director, Kimberly Brown. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Kick Off National Tour on 9/4 in Las Vegas; First Wave of Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The producers of Kinky Boots , the six-time Tony Award-winning musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), are pleased to announce the show's tour dates for the 2014-2015 season. Kinky Boots will launch its national tour at the Smith Center in Downtown Las Vegas (361 Symphony Park Avenue) on September 4, 2014. (more...)

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 100,000 'Likes' on Facebook with Free Lottery, 3/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kinky Boots, the Tony Award-winning musical, will celebrate its 100,000th fan 'Like' on Facebook by offering free tickets to lottery entrants for the week of March 18-23, 2014. For this week only, the production will offer 10 pairs of free tickets to each performance, in place of the regular $37 lottery price. (more...)

Stark Sands Exits Broadway's KINKY BOOTS Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2014

Original KINKY BOOTS cast member and two-time Tony nominee Stark Sands gives his final performance in the Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein, and Jerry Mitchell's Broadway hit, today, Jan. 26. Sands will be suceeded by Andy Kelso as 'Charlie Price' on Jan. 28. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Announces New Cast for the New Year - Andy Kelso as 'Charlie Price', Jeanna de Waal as 'Lauren' and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig have announced new leads for their smash hit musical Kinky Boots; Andy Kelso, who currently plays 'Harry', will take over the role of 'Charlie Price' on January 28, 2014 following Stark Sands' January 26 departure. Jeanna de Waal will join the cast as 'Lauren,' beginning March 4, 2014 (replacing Annaleigh Ashford, who leaves to join the cast of Showtime's 'Masters of Sex'), and Jake Odmark joins the ensemble in the roles previously played by Andy Kelso. As previously announced, Billy Porter, this year's Tony Award-winner for Best Actor in a Musical, will remain with Kinky Boots. (more...)

Stark Sands and Annaleigh Ashford to Depart KINKY BOOTS in 2014; Billy Porter Extends Run Through July
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

Billy Porter, this year's Tony Award-winner for Best Actor in a Musical, has extended his contract in Kinky Boots, producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today; Porter will remain with the show at least through July 2014. They also announced that Natalie Joy Johnson (Legally Blonde) will join the cast of the smash hit musical, taking over for Tory Ross on December 23, 2013. (more...)

Cast of KINKY BOOTS to Perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

What kind of celebration would it be without the happiest show on Broadway? And that's why Kinky Boots, this year's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has joined the line-up of performances at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, it was announced today. The cast will perform Kinky Boots' glittering finale, 'Raise You Up' / 'Just Be' for the 87th Annual Parade, which will be broadcast live on NBC on Thursday, November 28 from 9 AM - noon EST (check local listings). (more...)

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