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Toronto KINKY BOOTS Star Alan Mingo Jr. to Succeed Wayne Brady as 'Lola' on BroadwayToronto KINKY BOOTS Star Alan Mingo Jr. to Succeed Wayne Brady as 'Lola' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Alan Mingo Jr. will play 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street), beginning March 29, 2016. Mingo, who comes to Broadway straight from the Toronto production of Kinky Boots, succeeds Emmy Award-winner Wayne Brady in the role. Brady, who took over the coveted part of 'Lola' from Tony Award-winner (and original star) Billy Porter in November 2015, plays his final performance on March 27, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at TRIANGLE World Premiere at TheatreWorks Silicon ValleySTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at TRIANGLE World Premiere at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 2015/2016 season with the World Premiere of Triangle, a new musical with music by Curtis Moore, lyrics by Thomas Mizer, and book by Moore, Mizer, and Joshua Scher, originally developed at the company's 2012 New Works Festival. Triangle is directed by Meredith McDonough, with performances now through August 2 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TRIANGLE World Premiere at TheatreWorks Silicon ValleyPhoto Flash: First Look at TRIANGLE World Premiere at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 2015/2016 season with the World Premiere of Triangle, a new musical with music by Curtis Moore, lyrics by Thomas Mizer, and book by Moore, Mizer, and Joshua Scher, originally developed at the company's 2012 New Works Festival. Triangle is directed by Meredith McDonough, with performances now through August 2 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, Starring Kyle Taylor Parker, Steven Booth and Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Returns to Chicago TonightKINKY BOOTS, Starring Kyle Taylor Parker, Steven Booth and Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Returns to Chicago Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce 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), returns to Chicago for a limited two-week engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph) tonight, July 14, through July 26, 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sheldon Harnick Celebrates 50 Years of Fiddler at 92YPhoto Coverage: Sheldon Harnick Celebrates 50 Years of Fiddler at 92Y
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 31, 2015

Generations around the world have grown up with Fiddler on the Roof and such unforgettable, iconic songs as 'If I Were a Rich Man' and 'Sunrise, Sunset.' But getting to the 'final Fiddler' was a fascinating process, and last night at the 92Y's last presentation of the Lyrics & Lyricists season-lyricist Sheldon Harnick took the 92Y audience inside the creation and history of this cultural landmark. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal Sheldon Harnick & the 92Y Cast of TO LIFE! Celebrating 50 Years of FIDDLER ON THE ROOFPhoto Coverage: In Rehearsal Sheldon Harnick & the 92Y Cast of TO LIFE! Celebrating 50 Years of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 28, 2015

Sheldon Harnick the Tony Award-winning lyricist of Fiddler on the Roof will be Hosting the 92Y's presentation of To Life! Celebrating 50 Years of Fiddler on the Roof. The production will run from May 30 to June 1 at the 92Y.  Recently Mr. Harnick talked about, and performed (with the cast) a song cut before the show got to Broadway. The song titled 'Get Thee Out' will be included his 92Y presentation. (more...)

54 SINGS ELTON JOHN Set for Tonight54 SINGS ELTON JOHN Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents '54 Sings ELTON JOHN,' an evening celebrating the work of mega-recording star, Elton John. (more...)

Laura Osnes, The Shapiro Sisters & More Set for 54 Below Next WeekLaura Osnes, The Shapiro Sisters & More Set for 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Next week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Generations around the world have grown up with Fiddler on the Roof and such unforgettable, iconic songs as "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset." But getting to the "final Fiddler" was a fascinating process, and on May 30, 31 and June 1-closing the 2015 Lyrics & Lyricists season-lyricist Sheldon Harnick takes us inside the creation and history of this cultural landmark. (more...)

Natalie Douglas, Felicia Finley and Zak Resnick Round Out Cast of 54 SINGS ELTON JOHNNatalie Douglas, Felicia Finley and Zak Resnick Round Out Cast of 54 SINGS ELTON JOHN
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents '54 Sings ELTON JOHN,' an evening celebrating the work of mega-recording star, Elton John. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Plays the Fabulous Fox, Now thru 4/5KINKY BOOTS National Tour Plays the Fabulous Fox, Now thru 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 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 Fabulous Fox Theatre tonight, March 24. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour to Play Fabulous Fox, 3/24-4/5KINKY BOOTS National Tour to Play Fabulous Fox, 3/24-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 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), opens at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 24. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS: Ghee & Piscitelli Team Up To Bring LOLA To LifeKINKY BOOTS: Ghee & Piscitelli Team Up To Bring LOLA To Life
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 3, 2015

If the theme of Kinky Boots the Musical - opening tonight at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center - is 'just be who you wanna be,' then you can rest assured that both J. Harrison Ghee and Mikey Piscitelli are living every moment of their lives with that as their motto. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS' Harvey FiersteinKINKY BOOTS' Harvey Fierstein
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 2, 2015

As Kinky Boots continues its national tour, which sets down roots in Nashville for a week's worth of performances at TPAC starting Tuesday, February 3, Harvey Fierstein talks about the journey of the musical and his collaboration with Cyndi Lauper and Jerry Mitchell… (more...)

BWW Interviews: KINKY BOOTS' Jerry MitchellBWW Interviews: KINKY BOOTS' Jerry Mitchell
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 29, 2015

One of Broadway's quintessential renaissance men, Jerry Mitchell talked about the genesis of Kinky Boots the Musical and his unique collaboration with Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein (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 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...)

Kyle Taylor Parker and Steven Booth Lead KINKY BOOTS at Segerstrom Center, 12/30-1/11Kyle Taylor Parker and Steven Booth Lead KINKY BOOTS at Segerstrom Center, 12/30-1/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

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 Segerstrom Center for the Arts December 30, 2014 - January 11, 2015. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Orpheum Theatre On Sale TodayTickets to KINKY BOOTS at Orpheum Theatre On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

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 Orpheum Theatre May 19th. Tickets will go on sale to the public today, December 19th at 10:00 AM. (more...)

Kyle Taylor Parker and Steven Booth Lead KINKY BOOTS at Segerstrom Center, 12/30-1/11Kyle Taylor Parker and Steven Booth Lead KINKY BOOTS at Segerstrom Center, 12/30-1/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

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 Segerstrom Center for the Arts December 30, 2014 - January 11, 2015. (more...)

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