Hal Luftig News

EVITA National Tour to Play TUTS, 5/6-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) invites Houstonians to experience the passion and seduction of the Tony Award-winning elegant masterpiece EVITA, running May 6 - 18 at Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall. (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...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Producer Hal Luftig Visits Dreyfoos School of the Arts
by Michelle Petrucci - Mar 10, 2014

Last week, Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FL welcomed Legally Blonde's Original Producer Hal Luftig to the school for a day of master classes with DSOA theatre students and a performance of DSOA's production of Legally Blonde. Luftig, winner of four Tony Awards and Producer of such Broadway hits as Kinky Boots, Evita, Legally Blonde, Movin' Out and Thoroughly Modern Millie, enlightened the young actors about the theatre business and will hopefully return in the future! (more...)

PPAC Receives Tony Award at 2014-15 Season Announcement Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Producer of KINKY BOOTS, Hal Luftig, presented the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) with the Tony Award for 2013 Best Musical during PPAC's 2014/2015 season announcement today. PPAC President J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton accepted the award on behalf of the Theatre. (more...)

CUNY TV to Air Encores of KINKY BOOTS - THE ROAD TO BROADWAY this Weekend
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Kinky Boots - The Road to Broadway, a presentation of CUNY TV's ARTS IN THE CITY, returns for five encore broadcasts over the weekend beginning Friday, Feb. 28 (2014). Hosted by New York entertainment reporter Pat Collins, the popular show will air at 9am, 2pm and 8pm, and will repeat on Saturday 3/1 at 7pm and Sunday 3/2 at 8:30am. (more...)

EVITA National Tour to Play Fox Theatre, 6/3-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Experience the passion and seduction in this elegant masterpiece, Tony Award-winning musical EVITA, presented as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2013/2014 season at the Fox Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2014 Westminster 'Best In Show' Winner Makes Surprise Broadway Debut in KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Audience members at the smash hit musical Kinky Boots were in for a special treat last night, when Sky, the Wire Fox Terrier who was named 'Best in Show' at the Westminster Dog Show earlier this week, made a surprise appearance in the Tony Award-winning show. Check out a look back at her debut below! (more...)

Tickets to EVITA at Majestic Theatre On Sale 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Experience the passion and seduction in this elegant masterpiece, Tony Award®-winning musical EVITA, opening at the Majestic Theatre for eight performances, April 29- May 4. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, February 14. (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...)

EVITA Plays the Buell Theatre, Now thru 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, this is the first new Broadway production of the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical, EVITA, since it debuted on Broadway more than 30 years ago. Experience the passion and seduction in this elegant masterpiece at The Buell Theatre today, January 15 through the 26th only. (more...)

EVITA National Tour to Play Orpheum Theatre, 1/28-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The stunning new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita will make its Twin Cities premiere January 28-February 2, 2014 at the Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave.) in Minneapolis. This version features updated orchestrations, choreography and scenic design offering a more authentic portrait of Argentinean culture and Eva's rise to and fall from power. Tickets are available now in person at the State Theatre Box Office, online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Ticket Center. It is presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust as a part of its 2013-14 Broadway Across America-Minneapolis Season. (more...)

PIPPIN, KINKY BOOTS, NEWSIES & More Set for Hollywood Pantages' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Theatre, reveals its lineup for the 2014-2015 SEASON, featuring six blockbuster productions currently playing to sold-out houses on Broadway and a new production of a beloved title. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS - THE ROAD TO BROADWAY to Premiere 1/10 on CUNY TV
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

CUNY TV's ARTS IN THE CITY, hosted by New York entertainment reporter Pat Collins, goes on location to Sardi's Restaurant in Times Square to assemble key principals responsible for the success of Broadway's 'Kinky Boots.' In Kinky Boots - The Road to Broadway, premiering Friday, January 10 (2014) on CUNY TV, the cast and creators recount the musical's genesis - from a 2005 indie film to a winner of six Tony Awards, including 'Best Musical.' (more...)

EVITA to Play the Buell Theatre, 1/15-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, this is the first new Broadway production of the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical, EVITA, since it debuted on Broadway more than 30 years ago. Experience the passion and seduction in this elegant masterpiece at The Buell Theatre January 15 through 26 only. (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...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at Cyndi Lauper's KINKY KABARET for True Colors
by Walter McBride - Dec 17, 2013

Kinky Boots stars Billy Porter, Stark Sands and Annaleigh Ashford and more joined the show's Tony Award-winning composer Cyndi Lauper for a special one-night-only True Colors Cabaret, last night, December 16th at Birdland (315 W 44th St). Lauper joined the cast of Kinky Boots to perform an eclectic array of standards, pop hits and other songs, with musical direction by the show's Tony Award-winning orchestrator Stephen Oremus. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the True Colors KINKY KABARET WITH Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, Stark Sands & More!
by Walter McBride - Dec 17, 2013

Kinky Boots stars Billy Porter, Stark Sands and Annaleigh Ashford and more joined the show's Tony Award-winning composer Cyndi Lauper for a special one-night-only True Colors Cabaret, last night, December 16th at Birdland (315 W 44th St). Lauper joined the cast of Kinky Boots to perform an eclectic array of standards, pop hits and other songs, with musical direction by the show's Tony Award-winning orchestrator Stephen Oremus. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Cast Joins Cyndi Lauper in KINKY KABARET Concert Benefit for True Colors Fund Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Kinky Boots producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, along with the True Colors Fund, recently announced that cast members from Kinky Boots, including stars Billy Porter, Stark Sands and Annaleigh Ashford, will join the show's Tony Award-winning composer Cyndi Lauper for a special one-night-only True Colors Cabaret, set for tonight, December 16th at 7:00 PM at Birdland (315 W 44th St). (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...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/2 - Thanksgiving Special
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 02, 2013

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 12/1/2013. (more...)

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