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Date Of Birth:
June 06, 1954 (60)
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@HarveyFierstein - 1/26/15 05:08pm We take now in stride! http://t.co/CNtbL1a8wR


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Photos and Video: Broadway's KINKY BOOTS Welcomes National Tour Star Kyle Taylor Parker as 'Lola' This WeekPhotos and Video: Broadway's KINKY BOOTS Welcomes National Tour Star Kyle Taylor Parker as 'Lola' This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Kyle Taylor Parker, who has been starring as 'Lola' in the National Tour of the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, steps into the role on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) for three months, taking over for Tony Award-winner Billy Porter. Parker was originally slated to begin performances tonight, January 27, but due to Winter Storm Juno, the actor will make his debut on Thursday, January 29, instead. In the meantime, scroll down for a look at Parker in action! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Variations on a Theme - Three Musicals, THE COLOR PURPLE, CALVIN BERGER, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, All Speak to Beauty and Self-WorthBWW Reviews: Variations on a Theme - Three Musicals, THE COLOR PURPLE, CALVIN BERGER, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, All Speak to Beauty and Self-Worth
by Jill Schafer - Jan 27, 2015

At first glance, the musicals THE COLOR PURPLE, CALVIN BERGER, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES may not seem to have much in common. The settings couldn't be more different - the rural South in the early 20th century, a modern day high school, and a drag club in 1970s France. But since I happened to see them all on the same weekend, I couldn't help but draw parallels between them. All three musicals all speak to themes of beauty, identity, self-worth, and having the courage to be who you really are, despite what the world is telling you. In THE COLOR PURPLE, a young, poor, black woman is told that she's ugly and worthless, but after a lifelong journey she arrives at a place of strength and self-love. CALVIN BERGER sets the classic play Cyrano de Bergerac in a modern high school, where a young man feels that his large nose prevents him from getting what he wants in life and chooses to hide behind the handsome popular guy, both of whom eventually learn it's better to be loved for who you are. Finally, in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, a middle aged man who feels more comfortable dressed as a woman is asked by his own son to hide who he is, but confidently declares 'I am who I am!' Another thing these three musicals have in common is that they can all currently be seen on Twin Cities stages featuring talented local casts. Read on for more details on each, pick one that suits your fancy, and go see a local musical that just may inspire you to love you you really are! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS IN MUSIC CITY: Cyndi Lauper On Composing A Tony WinnerKINKY BOOTS IN MUSIC CITY: Cyndi Lauper On Composing A Tony Winner
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 27, 2015

First-time Broadway composer Cyndi Lauper, who first conquered the music charts back in the 1980s, recently sat down to talk about her Kinky Boots experience and to share the show's impact on her own life - which provided much of her inspiration as she approached the project. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Acknowledges Major Winter Storm With Cute Social Media ImageKINKY BOOTS Acknowledges Major Winter Storm With Cute Social Media Image
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 26, 2015

KINKY BOOTS urges everybody to bundle up! (more...)

Tony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford to Make West Coast Debut at the Venetian Room This SpringTony Nominee Annaleigh Ashford to Make West Coast Debut at the Venetian Room This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

?Bay Area Cabaret presents the versatile Tony-nominated Broadway and television star Annaleigh Ashford in her West Coast cabaret debut on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 5 p.m. (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES to Play StarStruck Theatre, Begin. 1/30LA CAGE AUX FOLLES to Play StarStruck Theatre, Begin. 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The hilarious and poignant musical LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is coming to StarStruck Theatre! Directed by Jennifer Jones with live musical accompaniment by Peter Jones, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES will be THE musical of the season! The cast is led by 2011 & 2013 BroadwayWorld Award Winner Josh Rhett Noble* in the role of 'Albin/Zaza' and Doug Jabara* as 'Georges'. The cast also features New York actors Matt McClure, William Stanley and Santino DeAngelo with local powerhouse talents Jean & Jessica Ferreira, James Channing, Sharon Owens, Michael Izzolo, Mary Murphy and more! (more...)

Sir Tim Rice Attends KINKY BOOTS & Poses For PhotosSir Tim Rice Attends KINKY BOOTS & Poses For Photos
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 25, 2015

Sir Tim Rice gets KINKY! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Extra! Extra! NEWSIES Leaps into AtlantaBWW Reviews: Extra! Extra! NEWSIES Leaps into Atlanta
by Christie Fisher - Jan 23, 2015

With vigorous dancing and impressive sets, Newsies is currently entertaining audiences in Atlanta. Disney once again provides an excellent spectacle in theatrical mastery. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Desert Rose Presents a Moving Production of LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!BWW Reviews: Desert Rose Presents a Moving Production of LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!
by Audrey Liebross - Jan 23, 2015

The Desert Rose Playhouse's production of Terrence McNally's LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! is moving and absorbing. This gay heritage production follows eight men who gather at a lake house over holiday weekends in the summer of 1994. (more...)

Alan Menken, David Zippel and Harvey Fierstein Are Writing a MRS. DOUBTFIRE Musical!Alan Menken, David Zippel and Harvey Fierstein Are Writing a MRS. DOUBTFIRE Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Alan Menken, who just boarded Broadway's HAPPY TRAILS creative team, confirmed to Entertainment Weekly today that he is also collaborating with David Zippel and Harvey Fierstein on a musical adaptation of MRS. DOUBTFIRE. (more...)

I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Extends Through March 1 at the AtlanticI'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Extends Through March 1 at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce that the world premiere production of Halley Feiffer's play I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard, directed by Trip Cullman, has been extended an additional two weeks due to high ticket demand following opening last night to critical acclaim. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Will Stop in North Texas Twice in 2015KINKY BOOTS National Tour Will Stop in North Texas Twice in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

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 Music Hall at Fair Park February 24 - March 8, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. The tour will roll back into Fort Worth, where it will play at Bass Performance Hall October 27 - November 1, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. (more...)

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage to Present DRIVING MISS DAISY, 1/30-2/22Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage to Present DRIVING MISS DAISY, 1/30-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, continues its 2014/2015 season with 'Driving Miss Daisy' the Pulitzer prize-winning play by Alfred Uhry. Performances are January 30-February 22, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, at The Melissa & Doug Theatre at The New MTC, 509 Westport Avenue (behind the Jones New York and Nine West Outlet) in Norwalk, CT. Tickets range from $25-$50 ($5 discount for seniors/students) and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com (more...)

Halley Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Premieres Tonight at the AtlanticHalley Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Premieres Tonight at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard began previews on January 7 and officially opens tonight, January 20, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 15, 2015 Off Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Halley Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARDPhoto Flash: First Look- Halley Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to present the world premiere of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. Check out production photos of the show below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE & KICKING! at the Denver CenterBWW Reviews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE & KICKING! at the Denver Center
by Chris Arneson - Jan 14, 2015

The last time Denver audiences saw any incarnation of Forbidden Broadway was about two decades ago, and a return was long overdue. 'Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!' is currently in the midst of a several month run at the Denver Center's Garner Galleria Theatre. (more...)

Tickets to Disney's NEWSIES at National Theatre On Sale 2/2Tickets to Disney's NEWSIES at National Theatre On Sale 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that tickets for the highly anticipated Washington, DC, engagement of Disney'sNEWSIES will go on sale to the public on Monday, February 2. The Tony Award®-winning production will begin performances at National Theatre on June 9 for a limited two-week engagement through June 21 . (more...)

Anthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen to Star in Starz & BBC's TV Adaptation of Harwood's THE DRESSERAnthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen to Star in Starz & BBC's TV Adaptation of Harwood's THE DRESSER
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Starz, in partnership with the BBC, will produce and air the television adaptation of Ronald Harwood's classic play "The Dresser," set against the backdrop of World War II and inspired by Harwood's own experiences as a dresser for the distinguished British actor/manager Sir Donald Wolfit. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/10-1/11/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/10-1/11/2015
by - Jan 11, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 11, 2015 - Sunday, January 11, 2015. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning KINKY BOOTS Gets West End Transfer, August 2015Tony Award-Winning KINKY BOOTS Gets West End Transfer, August 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2015

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), will transfer to the West End August, 2015, according to a casting notice for the production. (more...)

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