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Steve Blanchard, Nancy Opel and More Set for Amas' BLEEDING LOVE Reading, 10/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre will present three free staged readings of 'Bleeding Love, a post-apocalyptic new musical comedy', book by Jason Schafer, music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, lyrics by Harris Doran, directed by Michael Bush. The readings will take place on Tuesday, October 15th at 3:00pm and 7:00pm, and Wednesday, October 16th at 1pm at The Theatre at the 14th Street Y, 314 East 14th Street. (more...)

Des McAnuff to Appear in ROCKERS ON BROADWAY Concert, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2011

The Path Fund, Inc. will present two-time Tony Award winning director Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, The Who's Tommy) as part of the cast of 'ROCKERS ON BROADWAY - HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR', the latest edition of Broadway's favorite benefit Rock and Roll concert series will take place on Monday October 31st at the Midtown Theatre at the HA! Comedy Club (163 West 46th Street, NYC) with shows at 7PM and 10PM. Proceeds will benefit The Broadway Dreams Foundation, Broadway in South Africa and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Cheryl Freeman, Billy Porter, et al. Join ROCKERS ON BROADWAY Concert, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2011

The Path Fund, Inc. has just announced that Drama Desk Award nominee Cheryl Freeman (The Civil War, The Who's Tommy), Billy Porter (Angels in America, Ghetto Superstar) and Gerry MacIntyre (Once on this Island) will appear in the 18th edition of ROCKERS ON BROADWAY set to take the stage of the Midtown Theatre @ HA! (163 West 46th Street, NYC) for two shows (7:00 PM and 10:00 PM) on Monday October 31, 2011 with proceeds benefitting The Broadway Dreams Foundation, Broadway in South Africa and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Tony-Winner Billy Porter to be Honored at NYMF's 10th Annual Gala, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced that 2013 Tony Awarda winner Billy Porter will be honored at its 10th Anniversary Gala to be held on Sunday, November 10th, at the Hudson Theater in Manhattan. The Gala will also celebrate NYMF's 10 years of creating and nurturing new musical theatre. (more...)

Billy Porter Set for A BENEFIT FOR MARJORIE'S FUND, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

A Benefit for Marjorie's Fund, The Type 1 Diabetes Global Initiative on Nov. 4 will feature a performance by Billy Porter, Tony Award-Winner & Star of the Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Kinky Boots The Musical. (more...)

Des McAnuff to Appear in ROCKERS ON BROADWAY Concert, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

The Path Fund, Inc.has just announced that two-time Tony Award winning director Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, The Who's Tommy) has joined the cast of 'ROCKERS ON BROADWAY - HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR', the latest edition of Broadway's favorite benefit Rock and Roll concert series will take place on Monday October 31st at the Midtown Theatre at the HA! Comedy Club (163 West 46th Street, NYC) with shows at 7PM and 10PM. Proceeds will benefit The Broadway Dreams Foundation, Broadway in South Africa and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Steve Blanchard, Nancy Opel and More Set for Amas' BLEEDING LOVE Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre will present three free staged readings of 'Bleeding Love, a post-apocalyptic new musical comedy', book by Jason Schafer, music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, lyrics by Harris Doran, directed by Michael Bush. The readings will take place tonight, October 15th at 3:00pm and 7:00pm, and Wednesday, October 16th at 1pm at The Theatre at the 14th Street Y, 314 East 14th Street. (more...)

Cheryl Freeman, Billy Porter, et al. Join ROCKERS ON BROADWAY Concert, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

The Path Fund, Inc. has just announced that Drama Desk Award nominee Cheryl Freeman (The Civil War, The Who's Tommy), Billy Porter (Angels in America, Ghetto Superstar) and Gerry MacIntyre (Once on this Island) will appear in the 18th edition of ROCKERS ON BROADWAY set to take the stage of the Midtown Theatre @ HA! (163 West 46th Street, NYC) for two shows (7:00 PM and 10:00 PM) on Monday October 31, 2011 with proceeds benefitting The Broadway Dreams Foundation, Broadway in South Africa and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mya Reveals 'Sexy' Lambada 'DANCING' Moves to ET
by Movies News Desk - Oct 12, 2009

Entertainment Tonight spoke to new 'Dancing with the Stars' contender Mya about what she'll be working on next for the hit competitive dance show. (more...)

Billy Porter in Talks to Star in Barry Levinson's THE HUMBLING Film
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

According to Deadline, Tony winner Billy Porter is currently in talks to join Barry Levinson's The Humbling. The film features a script by Buck Henry, Michal Zebede and Levinson, and will star Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Diane Wiest and Mandy Patinkin. It will focus on ' a famous stage actor in decline who is revived when he retires to his upstate New York farmhouse and takes up with a much younger woman.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Billy Porter and the Cast of KINKY Boots Perform on the Parade
by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2013

The nation's most beloved spectacle, the Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, returns for the 87th year of magic on Thursday, Nov. 28 (9 a.m.-noon) throughout the country on NBC. Check out the wonderful cast of KINKY BOOTS performing below! (more...)

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter Talks Remarkable Comeback on CBS
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Billy Porter stars in the hottest Broadway show 'Kinky Boot' as the electrifying Lola. 'CBS This Morning' correspondent Jamie Wax sat down with Porter to discuss his rocky path to his current success. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mya Scores Big on ABC's 'DANCING'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 10, 2009

Entertainment Tonight spoke to new 'Dancing with the Stars' contender Mya after her big night on the show! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rockers on Broadway Halloween Spooktacular - The Performances!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 1, 2011

ROCKERS ON BROADWAY - HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR, the latest edition of Broadway's favorite benefit Rock and Roll concert series, took place yesterday at the Midtown Theatre at the HA! Comedy Club (163 West 46th Street, NYC) with shows at 7PM and 10PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Rockers on Broadway Halloween Spooktacular!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 1, 2011

ROCKERS ON BROADWAY - HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR, the latest edition of Broadway's favorite benefit Rock and Roll concert series, took place yesterday at the Midtown Theatre at the HA! Comedy Club (163 West 46th Street, NYC) with shows at 7PM and 10PM. Proceeds beneitted The Broadway Dreams Foundation, Broadway in South Africa and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from tonight, May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Broadway Boys, et al. to Perform at Lucille Lortel Awards, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

The Off-Broadway League today announced the confirmed performers for the 2012 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. Additionally, the remaining tickets to the show have been released for sale to the public at a discounted rate of $35 each. The 27th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out this Sunday, May 6, 2012 at NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00pm EST, in a ceremony that will once again benefit the Actors Fund. (more...)

9 to 5, Jekyll & Hyde, et al. Lead Pittsburgh CLO's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

Pittsburgh CLO's 2011 Summer Season will fill the Benedum Center with performances audiences will remember well into 2012. In addition to favorite local performers, this summer will be highlighted by talented Broadway stars, accomplished recording artists and veterans of the stage and screen. (more...)

Diana DeGarmo Among B'way Stars Set for in CLO's 2011 Summer Season
by Caryn Robbins - May 31, 2011

Pittsburgh CLO's 2011 Summer Season will fill the Benedum Center with performances audiences will remember well into 2012. In addition to favorite local performers, this summer will be highlighted by talented Broadway stars, accomplished recording artists and veterans of the stage and screen. (more...)

2013 Tony Nominees Guide: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - May 30, 2013

The big night is coming up quickly, and BroadwayWorld wants you to be the most knowledgable person at your Tonys party on June 6. Brush up on your trivia for the nominess for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical below! (more...)

Matt Bogart and Jessica Burrows to Star in American Theater Group's HIMSELF AND NORA, 4/24-5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2013

On April 24, American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater company, will present, direct from its success at the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival, Jonathan Brielle's new musical Himself and Nora at its new home, Hamilton Stage in Rahway, New Jersey. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - March 6, 2010
by - Mar 6, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The 2nd Annual New York Boylesque Festival Set for 4/26 & 27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2013

Jen Gapay of Thirsty Girl Productions (the producer of The NY Burlesque Festival) and Daniel Nardicio, NYC's 'Willy Wonka of Queer New York (Next Magazine), are proud to present The 2nd Annual New York Boylesque Festival, April 26th & 27th 2013. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Makes East Coast Solo Debut with 'ME' at Joe's Pub 3/22 - 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2009

After three sold out standing room only engagements at Upright Cabaret in Los Angeles, Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel proudly present Broadway star and Los Angeles native Eden Espinosa (Broadway: Wicked, Brooklyn, Rent) in her hit solo debut entitled Eden Espinosa - Me. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter Wins Best Lead Actor, Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2013

Billy Porter has won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge - SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Tony Nominee Billy Porter- Part 2
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 7, 2013

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent event was a two hour career conversation with 2013 Tony nominee Billy Porter moderated by Broadway World's own Richard Ridge, and you can check out Part 2 of the discussion below! (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Co-Host Pre-TONY AWARDS Telecast!
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Broadway's KINKY BOOTS turned to their official Twitter page to announce the exciting news that Tony Award winning actor (and former 'Boots' cast member) Billy Porter will be co-hosting this year's pre-telecast for the 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge - SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Tony Nominee Billy Porter- Part 1
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 5, 2013

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent event was a two hour career conversation with 2013 Tony nominee Billy Porter moderated by Broadway World's own Richard Ridge, and you can check out highlights from the discussion below! (more...)

Breaking News: Sasha Allen to Star as 'Leading Player' in PIPPIN Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

This just in! Sasha Allen, who won the hearts of millions for being one of the Top 5 on Season 4 of NBC's 'The Voice,' will play the role of 'Leading Player' for the U.S. national tour of PIPPIN. The tour launches on September 10, 2014 at the Buell Theatre in Denver, CO. This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jared Zirilli Chats with KINKY BOOTS' Tony Winner Billy Porter on 'Broadway Boo's!'
by Stage Tube - Jun 16, 2013

Jared Zirilli of the upcoming Broadcast (Oneil Theatre Center) and LMNOP (Goodspeed), and previous A Few Good Men (Alley Theatre-Houston), as well as the industry reading of Bullets Over Broadway, off-Broadway's Fat Camp and BARE, Broadway's Lysistrata Jones, and Twilight the Musical, brings you 'Jared's Broadway Boo's' # 59 with KINKY BOOTS' Tony Winning Best Actor In A Musical Billy Porter! (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Reasons to Love Tony Winner Billy Porter!
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2013

On Sunday night, Billy Porter took home the 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of 'Lola' in Kinky Boots. Below, BroadwayWorld tributes the Tony-winner with a collection of our favorite Porter performances. Click below to join in on the Billy-love! (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford Returns to Birdland 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2010

Jim Caruso is delighted to announce the return of ANNALEIGH ASHFORD to the stage of Birdland on Monday, July 12 at 7pm. This event is part of the long-running Broadway at Birdland concert series. Musical director and arranger for the show will be JAMES SAMPLINER. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Talking to the 2013 Tony Winners - Billy Porter
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com's Richie Ridge sat with all of the 2013 Tony Winners right after they came off stage from their big wins. The winners were filled with joy, memories and excitement and we've got it ALL! Here's Billy Porter, who won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his portrayal of Lola in Kinky Boots. (more...)

Billy Porter to Guest Judge on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy will be joined by guest judges Billy Porter (Broadway's Kinky Boots) and Misty Copeland (Philadelphia) and Christina Applegate (Los Angeles). (more...)

Photo Flash: Annaleigh Ashford Plays Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2010

Fresh from her Broadway run of Hair, Annaleigh Ashford returned to the Broadway at Birdland concert series with the musical magic of James Sampliner, on Monday, July 12. Annaleigh dazzled the packed house with popular classics by everyone from Doris Day to Janis Joplin. With an emphasis on the sounds of the 60's and 70's, Ashford and Sampliner performed 'It's Magic,' 'Mona Lisa's and Mad Hatters,' 'Beautiful,' 'When I'm 64,' and many more. BroadwayWorld brings you coverage of her performance, and backstage prep, below. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford Returns to Birdland 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2010

Jim Caruso is delighted to announce the return of ANNALEIGH ASHFORD to the stage of Birdland on Monday, July 12 at 7pm. This event is part of the long-running Broadway at Birdland concert series. Musical director and arranger for the show will be JAMES SAMPLINER. (more...)

Plays by Theresa Rebeck, Billy Porter and David Ives Set for Primary Stages' 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) announces their 30th Anniversary Season (2014-2015). In their upcoming season, the award-winning company will present three new premieres. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of Broadway-Bound KINKY BOOTS!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 21, 2013

Check out the recently released commercial for the show below and meet the cast with videos of them from past productions and roles! (more...)

Matt Bogart and Jessica Burrows to Star in American Theater Group's HIMSELF AND NORA, 4/24-5/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

On April 24, American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater company, will present, direct from its success at the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival, Jonathan Brielle's new musical Himself and Nora at its new home, Hamilton Stage in Rahway, New Jersey. (more...)

Meet the Hottest Stars of the Summer 2013 Broadway Season!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 2, 2013

Summertime is an important season for Broadway, with tourists flocking from all over to check out the stars they watched on the Tony Awards, be the first to visit the newest additions to the Broadway line-up, and even stop back at an old favorite. Need help keeping track of Broadway's newest and most buzzed-about performers? BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of the hottest stars of the summer below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- KINKY BOOTS!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 15, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's KINKY BOOTS below! (more...)

Thirsty Girl Productions to Host 2013 New York Boylesque Festival, 4/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2013

Jen Gapay of Thirsty Girl Productions (the producer of The NY Burlesque Festival) and Daniel Nardicio, NYC's 'Willy Wonka of Queer New York (Next Magazine), are proud to present The 2nd Annual New York Boylesque Festival, April 26th & 27th 2013. (more...)

Billy Porter & Shane Scheels To Guest On Broadway Sessions With Ben D 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2009

Broadway Sessions w/ Ben D, the weekly musical theater themed show at midtown nightclub Therapy, continues April 28th with special guests Billy Porter and Shane Scheels of Upright Cabaret. Billy Porter has appeared in numerous Broadway productions including Grease, Miss Saigon, Smokey Joe's Cafe and Little Shop of Horrors. (more...)

Thirsty Girl Productions Opens 2013 New York Boylesque Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

Jen Gapay of Thirsty Girl Productions (the producer of The NY Burlesque Festival) and Daniel Nardicio, NYC's 'Willy Wonka of Queer New York (Next Magazine), present The 2nd Annual New York Boylesque Festival, today, April 26th & the 27th 2013. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Billy Porter Performs 'I Am Changing' on GOOD DAY NEW YORK
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2014

Billy Porter, the Tony-winning star of Broadway's KINKY BOOTS stopped by GOOD DAY NEW YORK yesterday to perform his rousing rendition of 'I Am Changing' from his new album, 'Billy's Back on Broadway.' Check out his appearance and performance below! (more...)

Matt Bogart and Jessica Burrows Star in American Theater Group's HIMSELF AND NORA, Now thru 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

Tonight, April 24, American Theater Group, New Jersey's newest professional theater company, will present, direct from its success at the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival, Jonathan Brielle's new musical Himself and Nora at its new home, Hamilton Stage in Rahway, New Jersey. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Porter Talks New Album & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter, who worked together on the hit Broadway musical 'Kinky Boots,' stopped by this morning's Today to talk about touring with Cher and the release of Porter's new album (more...)

Diana DeGarmo Among B'way Stars Set for in CLO's 2011 Summer Season
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 12, 2011

Pittsburgh CLO's 2011 Summer Season will fill the Benedum Center with performances audiences will remember well into 2012. In addition to favorite local performers, this summer will be highlighted by talented Broadway stars, accomplished recording artists and veterans of the stage and screen. (more...)

9 to 5, Jekyll & Hyde, et al. Lead Pittsburgh CLO's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2011

Pittsburgh CLO's 2011 Summer Season will fill the Benedum Center with performances audiences will remember well into 2012. In addition to favorite local performers, this summer will be highlighted by talented Broadway stars, accomplished recording artists and veterans of the stage and screen. (more...)

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