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STAGE TUBE: Billy Porter Shares Touching Speech on PRIDE Following KINKY BOOTS PerformanceSTAGE TUBE: Billy Porter Shares Touching Speech on PRIDE Following KINKY BOOTS Performance
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2015

Broadway's celebration of the SCOTUS ruling to legalize gay marriage ranged from in-depth Facebook posts to public speeches. Following Friday night's performance, KINKY BOOTS star Billy Porter took center stage to address the crowd and share what the ruling means to him personally. Check out the full video below! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/26; HAIRSPRAY at The Muny, THE FLICK in Orlando and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/26; HAIRSPRAY at The Muny, THE FLICK in Orlando and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 26, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in St. Louis, Orlando, Sacramento, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include HAIRSPRAY at The Muny, THE FLICK in Orlando, Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars',  just to name a few. (more...)

BWW TV: KINKY BOOTS' Mia Gentile Belts It Out at Stars in the Alley!BWW TV: KINKY BOOTS' Mia Gentile Belts It Out at Stars in the Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2015

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was held earlier today, May 27th in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. Hosted by HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Darren Criss, Broadway's best turned out for the annual performance - including Kinky Boots' Mia Gentile, who performed 'The History of Wrong Guys'! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/29; LES MIS at Dutch Apple, The Blumey Awards & More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/29; LES MIS at Dutch Apple, The Blumey Awards & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 29, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Central Pennsylvania, Louisville, Charlotte, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include LES MIS at Dutch Apple, SOCIAL SECURITY in Louisville, and a special feature on the Blumey Awards, just to name a few. (more...)

Photo Flash: BC/EFA, KINKY BOOTS Cast Presents $150K to Cyndi Lauper and the True Colors FundPhoto Flash: BC/EFA, KINKY BOOTS Cast Presents $150K to Cyndi Lauper and the True Colors Fund
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Tom Viola, Executive Director of BC/EFA, recently joined the cast of KINKY BOOTS in presenting Cyndi Lauper with a "big check" representing the $150,000 donated to TRUE COLORS FUND by BC/EFA from over $1.2 million in resources raised by the show since opening in April 2013. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter Returns to Broadway's KINKY BOOTS TonightTony Winner Billy Porter Returns to Broadway's KINKY BOOTS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig welcome back Tony Award-winner Billy Porter to Kinky Boots tonight, April 28. Porter will step back into the heels of 'Lola' after a three month hiatus. Kyle Taylor Parker, who took over the role in Porter's absence, will head back on the road to continue strutting his stuff as Lola in the First National Touring Production of Kinky Boots. (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter Returns to Broadway's KINKY BOOTS TomorrowTony Winner Billy Porter Returns to Broadway's KINKY BOOTS Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig will welcome back Tony Award-winner Billy Porter to Kinky Boots tomorrow night, Tuesday, April 28. Porter will step back into the heels of 'Lola' after a three month hiatus. Kyle Taylor Parker, who took over the role in Porter's absence, will head back on the road to continue strutting his stuff as Lola in the First National Touring Production of Kinky Boots. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: KINKY BOOTS Launches New Promo Campaign for Second Year on BroadwaySTAGE TUBE: KINKY BOOTS Launches New Promo Campaign for Second Year on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2015

Kinky Boots, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical, celebrated two-year anniversary on Broadway on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Featuring a Tony Award-winning score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, opened to rave reviews on April 4, 2013, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th St), where it's played 835 performances for over a million people... and counting! KINKY BOOTS just launched a new ad campaign for year two -- scroll down to watch the new promo video, plus check out two new ads and pics from the photo shoot! (more...)

Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Cast Celebrates 2 Years on Broadway!Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Cast Celebrates 2 Years on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Kinky Boots, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical, just celebrated two-year anniversary on Broadway on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Featuring a Tony Award-winning score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, opened to rave reviews on April 4, 2013, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th St), where it's played 835 performances for over a million people... and counting! Check out photos from inside the celebration below! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Celebrate Second Anniversary on Broadway Tomorrow!KINKY BOOTS to Celebrate Second Anniversary on Broadway Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Kinky Boots, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical, celebrates two-year anniversary on Broadway this Saturday, April 4, 2015, producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig have announced. Kinky Boots, featuring a Tony Award-winning score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, opened to rave reviews on April 4, 2013, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th St), where it's played 835 performances for over a million people… and counting! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/28-3/1/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/28-3/1/2015
by - Mar 1, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 1, 2015 - Sunday, March 1, 2015. (more...)

Gwinnett Business Radio Spotlights Lone Wolf Communications and Century ApartmentsGwinnett Business Radio Spotlights Lone Wolf Communications and Century Apartments
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

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STAGE TUBE: Iain Armitage Explains Why Kids Love KINKY BOOTS!STAGE TUBE: Iain Armitage Explains Why Kids Love KINKY BOOTS!
by Stage Tube - Feb 18, 2015

The Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots is still bringing audiences to their feet nightly at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). The show has enlisted the help of Broadway's favorite pint-sized critic, Iain Armitage, to spread the message of the musical to kids everywhere. Check out what he and some of the show's tiniest guests had to say below! (more...)

Photos and Video: Broadway's KINKY BOOTS Welcomes National Tour Star Kyle Taylor Parker as 'Lola' TonightPhotos and Video: Broadway's KINKY BOOTS Welcomes National Tour Star Kyle Taylor Parker as 'Lola' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 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 makes his debut tonight, January 29, instead. Scroll down for a look at Parker in action! (more...)

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...)

Kyle Taylor Parker to Temporarily Take Over as 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS on Broadway; Billy Porter Extends into 2016!Kyle Taylor Parker to Temporarily Take Over as 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS on Broadway; Billy Porter Extends into 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kyle Taylor Parker, who is currently earning raves as 'Lola' in the National Tour of the Tony Award®-winning musical Kinky Boots, will step 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 from January 27 – April 26, 2015. Porter will return toKinky Boots on April 28, 2015, and has extended his contract through January 2016. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Creative and Innovative Take on PIPPIN Plays the National TheatreBWW Reviews: Creative and Innovative Take on PIPPIN Plays the National Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 19, 2014

It's pure musical theatre and its finest. Nothing is better than that. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Megan Hilty's A KENNEDY CENTER CHRISTMAS DelightsBWW Reviews: Megan Hilty's A KENNEDY CENTER CHRISTMAS Delights
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 15, 2014

Simply stunning!Megan Hilty, star of stage and screen, offered a good dose of holiday cheer and some fine vocals to an appreciative Kennedy Center audience this weekend. Combining musical theatre and pop selections she usually does in cabaret format with a few holiday tunes, the varied set offered a little something for everyone and allowed her to showcase her enviable versatility. While it's nearly impossible to pick highlights - because everything was just that good - a few favorite moments emerged. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: KINKY BOOTS Company Gets in the Holiday Spirit for Carols For A Cure!Exclusive Photo Coverage: KINKY BOOTS Company Gets in the Holiday Spirit for Carols For A Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 13, 2014

BroadwayWorld is excited to continue our exclusive photo coverage of the recording sessions for this year's album with the cast of Kinky Boots, who sing 'O Come, O Come Emmanuel.' Check out photos of cast members Jeanna De Waal, Natalie Joy Johnson, Joey Taranto, Sean Patrick Doyle and more below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANDREA MCARDLE Returns to Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: ANDREA MCARDLE Returns to Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 8, 2014

As a kid, I loved all things Annie. I wasn't yet born when the show premiered on Broadway, but was introduced to it - like many were in the 80s - through the cast recording and the initial movie version. I'm no longer a little kid, but I have to admit I was pretty excited to see Andrea McArdle - the original red-headed orphan who I had previously only heard on an audio recording - in her solo cabaret performance at Kennedy Center last week as part of the Barbara Cook's Spotlight Series. The series features some of the best performers that Broadway has to offer and Ms. McArdle is certainly deserving of her place within that elite group for her long career in musical theatre. (more...)

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