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Based on the book Keith Haring: The Authorized Biography by John Gruen

Musical about the life of artist Keith Haring.


Erica Aubrey, Brittney Lee Hamilton & More to Lead Amas Musical Theatre's COOKIN'! Readings, 9/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff/Artistic Producer) will present three free staged readings of 'Cookin'!', a new musical by Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin, with musical director Gillian Berkowitz, directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. The readings will take placeon Wednesday, September 25 @ 6pm and Thursday, September 26 at 1:00pm and 5pm, at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street. Tickets are free and reservations are available via email at boxoffice@amasmusical.org or by calling 212-563-2565. (more...)

Lena Hall & The Deafening to Perform THE ROCKING DEAD at Cutting Room, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

THE ROCKING DEAD, written and performed by The Deafening will take place at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32ndStreet at Park Avenue) on Saturday, October 26th. Doors and kitchen open at 11:30pm. Tickets are $15 and available at www.ShowGoesOnProductions.com or 646-380-8749. The show is the newest theatrical concert in the ROCK TONIC Series presented by The Show Goes On Productions. (more...)

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...)

Erica Aubrey, Brittney Lee Hamilton & More to Lead Amas Musical Theatre's COOKIN'! Readings Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff/Artistic Producer) will present three free staged readings of 'Cookin'!', a new musical by Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin, with musical director Gillian Berkowitz, directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. The readings will take place tonight, September 25 @ 6pm and Thursday, September 26 at 1:00pm and 5pm, at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Continues 45th Season with COOKIN'! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre presents the second of its first two shows in its 45th Season! The Amas Lab series continues in September with another new musical: Cookin'! The show takes place during America's heady post-World War II years. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Launches 45th Season with NOTES TO MARIANNE Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre has announced the first two shows of its 45th Season! The Amas Lab series begins in September with two new musicals: notes to MariAnne and Cookin'! Both shows take place during America's heady post-World War II years, but couldn't be more different. (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...)

Pittsburgh Names 10/1 Billy Porter Day & Carnegie Mellon Celebration
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 2, 2013

2013 Tony Award winner for Best Actor In A Musical, KINKY BOOTS's own triple-threat headliner Billy Porter, was feted in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, yesterday, where it was officially named Billy Porter Day in the actor's honor. (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...)

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS' Lena Hall Belts All Four Verses of the National Anthem
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Sports Illustrated released a video of Kinky Boots' cast member Lena Hall surprising the Lehigh Valley IronPigs with all four verses of the Star-Spangled Banner this August. Watch her sing below! (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...)

Daniel Reichard Set to Play 54 Below on 12/10 & 19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

54 Below has announced that Broadway and concert star Daniel Reichard will play two performances of his new solo Christmas concert, 'It's Christmas…Again' this December 10th and 19th at their fabulous venue. (more...)

Jeffrey Seller to Direct Dallas Theater Center's FLY World Premiere; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Dallas Theater Center announced the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Fly, a new musical based on J.M. Barrie's novel, Peter Pan. Three-time Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller (Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights) makes his directorial debut with this production. (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...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Full Company of IF/THEN, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 4, 2014

IF/THEN, starring Idina Menzel (aka 'Adele Dazeem'), begins previews tomorrow, March 5, and officially opens on March 30 at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast, plus watch interviews and footage of the company performing in last month's NYC fan concert of the musical! (more...)

'Ali Baba Had Them Forty Thieves...' Meet the Full Cast of ALADDIN, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opens tomorrow night, March 20th. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and two-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Tim Sulka & Debra Barsha's THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Gets Industry Readings, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, a new fun-filled family holiday musical with book and lyrics by Tim Sulka and Debra Barsha, music by Debra Barsha, will be presented in two (2) private industry readings at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m., on Monday, April 7, 2014, at Joria Studio (260 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor - between Broadway & 8th Ave.) (more...)

The Public's HERE LIES LOVE Extends Through May 19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced a two week extension today for the world premiere musical HERE LIES LOVE, with concept and lyrics by David Byrne, music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo, and choreography by Annie-B Parson. Directed by Alex Timbers, HERE LIES LOVE begins performances on Tuesday, April 2 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, May 5. It will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, May 19. (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...)

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...)

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...)

Juilliard Dance's 2013-14 Season to Feature Works by Pina Bausch, Eliot Feld & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, opens its 2013-2014 season with New Dances PLUS: Edition 2013, Wednesday, December 11 through Sunday, December 15, 2013 in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater and features Juilliard alumna Pina Bausch's Wind von West (Wind from the West) performed by the Senior Class, plus three world premiere commissions created for each of the classes of Juilliard's Dance Division. Next season's innovative choreographers are Juilliard alumnus Takehiro Ueyama (1st Year Dancers); Brian Brooks (2nd Year Dancers); and Juilliard alumnus Darrell Grand Moultrie (3rdYear Dancers). (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...)

Juilliard Dance Announces 2013-2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, opens its 2013-2014 season with New Dances PLUS: Edition 2013, Wednesday, December 11 through Sunday, December 15, 2013 in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater and features Juilliard alumna Pina Bausch's Wind von West (Wind from the West) performed by the Senior Class, plus three world premiere commissions created for each of the classes of Juilliard's Dance Division. Next season's innovative choreographers are Juilliard alumnus Takehiro Ueyama (1st Year Dancers); Brian Brooks (2nd Year Dancers); and Juilliard alumnus Darrell Grand Moultrie (3rd Year Dancers). (more...)

Jeffrey Seller Directs Dallas Theater Center's FLY World Premiere, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013

Dallas Theater Center presents the world premiere of Fly, a new musical based on J.M. Barrie's novel, Peter Pan. Three-time Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller (Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights) makes his directorial debut with this production. (more...)

RADIANT BABY Returns to the Public Theater for One Night Only, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

To celebrate the continuing work of the company that brought William Blake's ECHOES OF ETTA to Joe's Pub, this electric joyride into the life of famed artist Keith Haring returns to the Public Theater in a fresh, re-imagined approach, Theatre C style. In this version, the audience members are the guests to the grand Party of Life in 1990, celebrating Haring's body of work. The event abruptly transforms into an unexpected journey down the rabbit hole of his existence. As we go on this raging ride, we face the joys, obsessions, inspirations, and addictions that defined Haring's short yet unparalleled life, from unassuming art nerd to superstar maestro and activist. (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...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Robin De Jesus & More Set for RADIANT BABY Concert at Joe's Pub, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

The performers for the concert include Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies, HBO's Looking), Tony Award Nominee Robin De Jesus, Kelvin Moon Loh (Here Lies Love), Nikka Graff Lanzerone (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Sean Allan Krill, Sawyer Nunes (Matilda), Brian Charles Rooney (Pop!), Ashanti J'Aria (Disaster), Chris Hall, and more. (more...)

Stephanie McKay, Greg Proops, Murray Hill's Oscar Party and More Set for Joe's Pub thru 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

This week at Joe's Pub at The Public, February 24-March 5, will feature: Fly: A Musical Tribute to Damon Intrabartolo, The Return of Radiant Baby, Stephanie McKay, Bridget Everett, Dom La Nena & Piers Faccini, Dawn Landes, Greg Laswell, Henry Wagons, The Hot Sardines, Ramya Ramana, The Greg Proops Chat Show, Schoolhouse Rock, Murray Hill Oscars Party, Kelly Joe Phelps, Shirve Alive, Queen of the Beatniks, Gia Mora & Einstein's Girl, Juan Perro and the Employee of the Month Show. Details belo (more...)

Noche Flamenca, Erin Markey, Pete Seeger Sing Along and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

This week at Joe's Pub at The Public, February 17-26, will feature performances by: Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, Cabaret Awards, Erin Markey, Fly: A Musical Tribute to Damon Intrabartolo, The Return of Radiant Baby, Stephanie McKay, Bridget Everett, Dom La Nena & Piers Faccini and Dawn Landes. Scroll down for details! (more...)

DATE OF A LIFETIME to Run 3/6-4/6 at NJ Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

It's a jungle out there! Finding a soul mate can be an exhausting experience for lonely hearts looking for love in all the wrong places. But for Marvin and Katie, it's kismet when their eyes first meet at a speed dating event. During their brief time together, they imagine what their lives would be like if they allowed this momentary encounter to evolve to the next level. Their decisions may determine their entire future and whether this will turn out to be a date from hell or a date of a lifetime. (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...)

STAGE TUBE: KINKY BOOTS' Lena Hall Surprises Baseball Fans with Extra Verses of National Anthem
by Stage Tube - Dec 3, 2013

In the video below, 'Kinky Boots' star Lena Hall performed an extended rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner before a confused yet delighted crowd at a Lehigh Valley IronPigs game. Check out the extended version of the familiar song below! (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Launch 45th Season with NOTES TO MARIANNE and COOKIN'!, 9/12 & 9/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre has announced the first two shows of its 45th Season! The Amas Lab series begins in September with two new musicals: notes to MariAnne and Cookin'! Both shows take place during America's heady post-World War II years, but couldn't be more different. (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...)

artnet Auctions Presents Summer Ephemera Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

artnet Auctions is pleased to announce the Summer Ephemera Sale, an extensive auction of scarce and unusual art collectibles. Featuring over 100 pieces, this sale presents an exciting opportunity to bid on and buy hard-to-find Pop Art posters and memorabilia, hand-painted clothing by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and many other one-of-a-kind drawings and exciting multiples. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 6, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (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...)

HERE LIES LOVE Extends Again Through June 2 at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

The Public Theater announced another two week extension today for the world premiere musical HERE LIES LOVE, with concept and lyrics by David Byrne, music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo, and choreography by Annie-B Parson. Directed by Alex Timbers, HERE LIES LOVE began performances on Tuesday, April 2 and has been extended twice due to high demand. The new 360 degree musical will now run through Sunday, June 2 in The Public's LuEsther Theater, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 23. (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...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of COOKIN! - A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME, 5/12-13 at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present free staged readings of "Cookin! - A Taste of Things to Come," a new musical by Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin, with musical direction by Gillian Berkowitz. Directed by Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Swing!), the readings will be held on Monday, May 12th at 1pm & 4pm and Tuesday, May 13th at 4pm at St. Luke's Theatre. (more...)

Melissa Hammans, Debra Barsha & Amy Jones Set for BACK TO THE GARDEN at 54 Below, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Melissa Hammans in BACK TO THE GARDEN: The Music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Laura Nyro on APRIL 23, 2014, 7pm. (more...)

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