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Photo Coverage: KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 1000 Broadway Performances in Style!Photo Coverage: KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 1000 Broadway Performances in Style!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 27, 2015

Just yesterday, Tony Award-winner Billy Porter joined hundreds of hopefuls outside of the Hirschfeld Theatre in their most fabulous red footwear to celebrate the show's 1000th performance. To pay homage to the show's now-iconic red boots, the first 50 people in line at the Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th St) wearing red shoes received a free pair of tickets, plus the three most fabulous pairs of footwear, and winners (as chosen by Porter) got to join the cast backstage after the evening performance. Later that night the cast gathered on stage to celebrate with a toast and custom Kinky Boots cupcakes provided by Baked by Melissa. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the whole day below! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Hits 1,000 - 10 High-Stepping Moments to Say 'Yeah!' AboutKINKY BOOTS Hits 1,000 - 10 High-Stepping Moments to Say 'Yeah!' About
by Jessica Khan - Aug 26, 2015

With Kinky Boots celebrating 1,000 performances tonight, gaining a new 'Lola' this fall (we're ready for you Wayne Brady!), kicking it on tour and abroad, plus Tony winner Cyndi Lauper's secret new project for Broadway, we've got a lot to say 'Yeah!' about. To mark the hit musical's milestone today, we're bringing you 10 of our favorite moments from high-kicking sensation's run! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 1,000 Broadway Performances in Style TonightKINKY BOOTS Celebrates 1,000 Broadway Performances in Style Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The Tony Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS will celebrate its landmark 1,000th performance on Broadway tonight, August 26th, with a ticket giveaway and 'fabulous footwear' contest for fans. (more...)

VIDEO: Wayne Brady Talks KINKY BOOTS; Gives Musical Improv LessonVIDEO: Wayne Brady Talks KINKY BOOTS; Gives Musical Improv Lesson
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

How does Wayne feel about playing a drag queen on Broadway? In this exclusive interview with PEOPLE, the Emmy winner shares his thoughts on his upcoming role in KINKY BOOTS (more...)

BWW Interview: Javier Santos de KINKY BOOTS (UK)BWW Interview: Javier Santos de KINKY BOOTS (UK)
by Victor Pastor Giner - Aug 24, 2015

BWW entrevista a Javier Santos, actor sevillano que repite en el West End, esta vez, con Kinky Boots repasando su carrera y los pasos que le llevaron a uno de los Olimpos del teatro musical a nivel mundial. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: KINKY BOOTS Kicks Up Its Heels on Boston Leg of National TourBWW REVIEW: KINKY BOOTS Kicks Up Its Heels on Boston Leg of National Tour
by Jan Nargi - Aug 22, 2015

The sex may be in the heels, but in KINKY BOOTS the fun is in Cyndi Lauper's Tony and Grammy Award-winning score, a bouncy pop techno-disco party which keeps the musical's pedestrian plot from (ahem) dragging the show down. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Sale 8/28Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Sale 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will bring Kinky Boots to the Fox Cities this October. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Struts Into the West End TonightKINKY BOOTS Struts Into the West End Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The UK premiere of Kinky Boots, Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit and winner of six Tony Awards, will open at London's Adelphi Theatre on 15 September 2015, with previews from tonight 21 August 2015. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Celebrate 1,000 Broadway Performances in Style with Footwear ContestKINKY BOOTS to Celebrate 1,000 Broadway Performances in Style with Footwear Contest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots will celebrate its landmark 1000th performance on Broadway on Wednesday, August 26th with a ticket giveaway and "fabulous footwear" contest for fans. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Raise You Up! Go Behind the Scenes with KINKY BOOTS in LondonSTAGE TUBE: Raise You Up! Go Behind the Scenes with KINKY BOOTS in London
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2015

The upcoming UK premiere of Kinky Boots, Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, will open at London's Adelphi Theatre on 15 September 2015, with previews from 21 August 2015. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team as the prepare for their big West End opening! (more...)

Andrea Martin and Seth Rudetsky to Appear at 2015 Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater WeekendAndrea Martin and Seth Rudetsky to Appear at 2015 Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The 8th Annual Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend will feature two-time Tony and Emmy Award-winner Andrea Martin (slated for Broadway's upcoming produection of NOISES OFF) and Emmy nominee and theatre multihyphenate Seth Rudetsky, in performance and signing copies of their latest publications: ANDREA MARTIN'S LADY PARTS, a memoir by Ms. Martin, and THE RISE AND FALL OF A THEATER GEEK, Mr. Rudetsky's latest young adult novel. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! Preview Performance Will Benefit Gabrielle's Angel FoundationON YOUR FEET! Preview Performance Will Benefit Gabrielle's Angel Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

On Wednesday, October 7th Gabrielle's Angel Foundation will be hosting a special preview performance, which will feature a VIP pre-show cocktail reception where guests will have the chance to meet Gabrielle's Angel Foundation co-founder Denise Rich, Angel Ambassador and actress Selenis Leyva and Emilio & Gloria Estefan before enjoying the show from fantastic orchestra seats. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Takes Home Top Prizes in South Korea's Musical AwardsKINKY BOOTS Takes Home Top Prizes in South Korea's Musical Awards
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2015

Kinky Boots took South Korea by storm earlier this year, marking the first international production of the Tony-winning musical. Now according to the Korea Joongang Daily, the musical has taken home top prizes at this year's 9th Annual Musical Awards. The show was awarded not only 'Musical of the Year,' but Kang Hong-seok, who played Lola, also earned a 'Best Lead Actor' award from the Korea Musical Theater Association. (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! Opens Today at Marquis TheatreBox Office for Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! Opens Today at Marquis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Marquis Theatre Box Office (46th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue) officially opens today, Monday, August 17 for ON YOUR FEET!, the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, nineteen-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. ON YOUR FEET! opens on Broadway on Thursday, November 5, 2015, following preview performances beginning Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre.  The musical, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray) and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) with an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, The Bodyguard Musical), lands on Broadway following a world premiere summer engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago. (more...)

Breaking News: Emmy Winner Wayne Brady Will Succeed Billy Porter in Broadway's KINKY BOOTSBreaking News: Emmy Winner Wayne Brady Will Succeed Billy Porter in Broadway's KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Emmy Award-winner and Grammy Award nominee Wayne Brady will take over the coveted role of 'Lola' in the Tony AwardŽ-winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) on November 21, 2015. Brady will succeed Broadway's original (and current) award-winning 'Lola,' Billy Porter. Porter has played over 800 performances in the role and won both a Tony Award and a Grammy Award for his work in the production. His final historic performance in Kinky Boots will be November 20, 2015. (more...)

Gloria Does Gershwin! Get Ready for Broadway-Bound ON YOUR FEET with Gloria EstefanGloria Does Gershwin! Get Ready for Broadway-Bound ON YOUR FEET with Gloria Estefan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

On Your Feet!, a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan, will transfer to Broadway's Marquis Theatre on October 5, 2015 and officially open on November 5, 2015. (more...)

Ambassador Theatre Group Acquires Theatre Royal, First Australian TheaterAmbassador Theatre Group Acquires Theatre Royal, First Australian Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

New York, NY - Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) - the world's number one live theater company with over 40 venues in London's West End, across the UK, and The Lyric, the largest theater on Broadway - has today announced that they have agreed terms with the co-owners of Sydney's MLC Centre - QIC and The GPT Group (ASX:GPT) - for a lease and the management of  the Theatre Royal in Sydney, Australia. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Winner Billy Porter Heads Home to Pittsburgh in KINKY BOOTS National TourPhoto Flash: Tony Winner Billy Porter Heads Home to Pittsburgh in KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld brings you a look at the show's first performance in Pittsburgh below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- KINKY BOOTSBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- KINKY BOOTS
by Ken Fallin - Aug 3, 2015

BroadwayWorld recently announced a new partnership with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Fallin previously drew for BroadwayWorld and our readers have long wanted his return, so it is with great pleasure that we welcome him back! Be sure to check back for more of Ken's exclusive art. Below, check out his illustration of Kyle Taylor Parker, playing 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

Billy Porter to Leave KINKY BOOTS for New Original Broadway Show in 2016?Billy Porter to Leave KINKY BOOTS for New Original Broadway Show in 2016?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Porter reveals that with his KINKY BOOTS contract up in January, and he won't be playing Lola indefinitely. (more...)

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