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Breaking: ROCKY Original Broadway Cast Recording Gets May Release; Track List Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Universal Music Enterprises, Stage Entertainment USA, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Sylvester Stallone announced today the forthcoming release of the new original Broadway cast recording of ROCKY, on May 27th, 2014 (UMe). ROCKY has an original score by the Tony Award-winning team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Once On This Island), who are the album's producers; additionally the score incorporates the iconic songs 'Eye Of The Tiger' and 'Gonna Fly Now.' The musical, which opened Thursday, March 13th at the historic Winter Garden Theatre, stars Andy Karl as Rocky, Margo Seibert as Adrian (making her Broadway debut), Terence Archie as Apollo Creed and features a superb ensemble. (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...)

Atlas Shrugged Part 3 Now in Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Atlas Distribution Company announced today that 'Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?' went into production on Monday, January 20th. The movie's release is slated for September 2014. (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...)

Tony-Winning KINKY BOOTS Recoups on Broadway in 30 Weeks!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2013

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig just announced that Kinky Boots, this year's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has recouped its costs in just 30 weeks. Capitalized at $13.5 million, Kinky Boots achieved this milestone faster than any big budget musical in recent history. With a Tony Award-winning score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, the smash hit musical plays to standing-room-only crowds nightly and continues to shatter box office records at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street), where it started previews on March 4 and officially opened on April 4, 2013. (more...)

The Event Orlando and The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Celebrate Their 10th Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

The Event Orlando is dedicated to providing an amazing experience this winter at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort for the over 1000 kids, teens and young adults from around the world. For years, The Event Orlando has given selected talent the opportunity to network with the hottest celebrities and industry professionals throughout the entertainment business. The Event December 2013 will mark the company's 10th event at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort since March of 2010. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Breaks Box Office Record For Fifth Time Since June
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kinky Boots, this year's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has set a new box office record at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, for the fifth time since the week ending June 16, 2013. Kinky Boots' gross for the week ending July 28, 2013 was $1,612,845.00, the highest for any eight-show week at the Hirschfeld Theatre. Prior to Kinky Boots, the holiday favorite Elf held the Hirschfeld's house record for an 8-performance week, grossing $1,464,912.50 in December 2010. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Replace General Rush Policy with Lottery, Begin. 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2013

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kinky Boots, this year's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has implemented a new lottery ticket policy, following the show's recent record-breaking weeks at the box office. Beginning Tuesday, July 9, a general ticket lottery will replace the previous general rush policy (for which many fans began sleeping outside the theater to be first in line when the box office opened). Lottery entries will be accepted outside the Al Hirschfeld Theatre box office (302 West 45th Street) beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance, and names will be drawn at random, for a limited number of $37 tickets, two hours before curtain time. See below for complete rules and regulations. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Replace General Rush Policy with Lottery, Begin. 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2013

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kinky Boots, this year's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has implemented a new lottery ticket policy, following the show's recent record-breaking weeks at the box office. Beginning Tuesday, July 9, a general ticket lottery will replace the previous general rush policy (for which many fans began sleeping outside the theater to be first in line when the box office opened). Lottery entries will be accepted outside the Al Hirschfeld Theatre box office (302 West 45th Street) beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance, and names will be drawn at random, for a limited number of $37 tickets, two hours before curtain time. See below for complete rules and regulations. (more...)

Official: KINKY BOOTS to Kick Off National Tour in 2014 from Las Vegas!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig are proud to announce that 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), will open its national tour in September 2014 at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Las Vegas (361 Symphony Park Avenue). (more...)

Sutton Foster, Jesse Tyler Ferguson Announce 2013 TONY AWARD Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2013

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for THE 67th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS were announced today by stage and screen actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement. (more...)

Idina Menzel, Bernadette Peters, Michael Douglas and More Set for American Cancer Society's Marvin Hamlisch Tribute Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2013

Tonight, June 3, 2013, at the Hudson Theatre, 145 West 44th Street, the American Cancer Society celebrates its 100th birthday with a tribute to the legendary Marvin Hamlisch. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Bette Midler Talks I'LL EAT YOU LAST on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Stage Tube - Jun 02, 2013

I'LL EAT YOU LAST star Bette Midler was featured on 'CBS Sunday Morning' today, June 2. Midler sat down with correspondent Mo Rocca at the Booth Theatre on the set of I'LL EAT YOU LAST to discuss her critically acclaimed return to Broadway playing Hollywood superagent Sue Mengers and her career in film, television, and music. Click below to watch the interview! (more...)

Bette Midler Chats I'LL EAT YOU LAST on CBS SUNDAY MORNING Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2013

I'LL EAT YOU LAST star Bette Midler will be featured on 'CBS Sunday Morning' today, June 2. Midler sat down with correspondent Mo Rocca at the Booth Theatre on the set ofI'LL EAT YOU LAST to discuss her critically acclaimed return to Broadway playing Hollywood superagent Sue Mengers and her career in film, television, and music. 'CBS Sunday Morning' airs locally on WCBS2 between 9-10:30AM. If outside the tristate area, please check local listings. (more...)

Bette Midler to Chat I'LL EAT YOU LAST on CBS SUNDAY MORNING This Weekend, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

I'LL EAT YOU LAST star Bette Midler will be featured on 'CBS Sunday Morning' Sunday, June 2. Midler sat down with correspondent Mo Rocca at the Booth Theatre on the set ofI'LL EAT YOU LAST to discuss her critically acclaimed return to Broadway playing Hollywood superagent Sue Mengers and her career in film, television, and music. 'CBS Sunday Morning' airs locally on WCBS2 between 9-10:30AM. If outside the tristate area, please check local listings. (more...)

Bette Midler-Led I'LL EAT YOU LAST Recoups Broadway Investment!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

The producers of I'LL EAT YOU LAST, Bette Midler's critically acclaimed return to Broadway by Tony Award winner John Logan, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, are pleased to announce that the world premiere production has recouped its initial Broadway investment of $2.4 million in just over eight weeks at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street). (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Original Cast Album to Get 5/28 Release
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2013

MASTERWORKS BROADWAY has announced the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Kinky Boots. Produced by Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Oremus, William Wittman and Sammy James, Jr., the album will be available today, May 28th, 2013. (more...)

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