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Yasuhiro Kawana

 
Bio:
Broadway: Evita, Legally Blonde, Come Fly Away, Catch Me If You Can. Upcoming: First Date, Kinky Boots. He has co-presented Fosse and The Full Monty in Japan, and Japanese local productions of Never Gonna Dance, The Boy From Oz, The Producers, Sweet Charity, Titanic, Brooklyn, All Shook Up, Grease, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Evita, Legally Blonde, Come Fly Away, Catch Me If You Can. Upcoming: First Date, Kinky Boots. He has co-presented Fosse and The Full Monty in Japan, and Japanese local productions of Never Gonna Dance, The Boy From Oz, The Producers, Sweet Charity, Titanic, Brooklyn, All Shook Up, Grease, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2018]
Producer
 
[West End, 2015]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 2014]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 2013]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Associate Producer

Yasuhiro Kawana Biography

Broadway: Evita, Legally Blonde, Come Fly Away, Catch Me If You Can. Upcoming: First Date, Kinky Boots. He has co-presented Fosse and The Full Monty in Japan, and Japanese local productions of Never Gonna Dance, The Boy From Oz, The Producers, Sweet Charity, Titanic, Brooklyn, All Shook Up, Grease, Side Show.

Yasuhiro Kawana Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Musical Gold Star
Yasuhiro Kawana, Kinky Boots
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Revival of a Musical
Yasuhiro Kawana, Evita
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Revival of a Musical
Yasuhiro Kawana, Evita
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Musical
Yasuhiro Kawana, Catch Me If You Can

Yasuhiro Kawana News

KINKY BOOTS To End Off-Broadway Run This Month Photo KINKY BOOTS To End Off-Broadway Run This Month
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 1, 2022

The Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots will play its final off-Broadway performance at 7:00PM on Sunday, November 20, 2022 following 32 previews and 102 regular performances.

KINKY BOOTS to Present Special Halloween Sing-a-Long Performance Photo KINKY BOOTS to Present Special Halloween Sing-a-Long Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2022

Everybody Say Yeah (and sing out) because Kinky Boots is doing a SING-A-LONG performance! Celebrate Halloween this year Kinky Boots Style by getting dressed up (optional!) and heading to Stage 42 on October 31st, where the audience is encouraged to sing along with some of their favorite tunes from the show during the performance.

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS Fan Sweepstakes Winner Gets Special Moment With Cast Photo VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS Fan Sweepstakes Winner Gets Special Moment With Cast
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

Kinky Boots released a video highlighting the winner of #TheBootsAreBackSweeps, a social promotion in which fans submitted videos about their excitement about the musical returning to NYC for a chance to win tickets to the first preview performance. Check out the video here!

KINKY BOOTS Launches Digital Lottery and Rush Photo KINKY BOOTS Launches Digital Lottery and Rush
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022

Kinky Boots at Stage 42 just launched their online lottery and in-person rush. The online lottery can be entered now online!

Video: Go Inside the First Performance of KINKY BOOTS Off-Broadway Photo Video: Go Inside the First Performance of KINKY BOOTS Off-Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

Kinky Boots at Stage 42 had their first preview on Tuesday, July 26th. Get an inside look at the first performance here!

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS in Rehearsal For its Return Off-Broadway Photo VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS in Rehearsal For its Return Off-Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2022

Kinky Boots released a sneak peek into their rehearsal room as they prepare to return to the stage beginning on July 26th at off-Broadway’s Stage 42. The video features a behind the scenes look as the company prepares to put the boots on once again, as well as interviews with select company members about the show’s impact and the journey of bringing the uplifting story back to NYC.   

Callum Francis, Christian Douglas, Danielle Hope, and More Will Lead KINKY BOOTS Off- Photo Callum Francis, Christian Douglas, Danielle Hope, and More Will Lead KINKY BOOTS Off-Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022

Casting has been announced for the upcoming Off-Broadway engagement of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical, Kinky Boots. Performances will begin on July 26th at Stage 42, with an opening night set for August 25th.

Cast And Creative Team Announced For 3-D Theatricals' Production Of KINKY BOOTS Photo Cast And Creative Team Announced For 3-D Theatricals' Production Of KINKY BOOTS
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2020

3-D Theatricals continues its 2019-2020 season with Kinky Boots, winner of six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The production, which will be directed by Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia (Broadway's Avenue Q and Shrek The Musical) and choreographed by Linda Love Simmons (3-D Theatricals' Once The Musical) with musical direction and conducting by Benet Braun (La Mirada Theatre's Grumpy Old Men: The Musical). Kinky Boots will play February 14-March 1 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos, CA). Opening night is Saturday, February 15. 

Broadway Hit KINKY BOOTS Comes to Alberta Bair Theater This Month Photo Broadway Hit KINKY BOOTS Comes to Alberta Bair Theater This Month
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 6, 2019

Alberta Bair Theater's Broadway Series presented by U.S. Bank features the Tony Award-winning Best Musical KINKY BOOTS, produced by TROIKA Entertainment 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), on Monday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Photo Coverage: MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION Celebrates Opening Night at Paper Mill P Photo Photo Coverage: MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION Celebrates Opening Night at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 11, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award-winner Rick Elice. The show officially opened last night, and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos from the opening night festivities below!

Yasuhiro Kawana Videos

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS in Rehearsal For its Return Off-Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS in Rehearsal For its Return Off-Broadway

by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2022

Kinky Boots released a sneak peek into their rehearsal room as they prepare to return to the stage beginning on July 26th at off-Broadway’s Stage 42. The video features a behind the scenes look as the company prepares to put the boots on once again, as well as interviews with select company members about the show’s impact and the journey of bringing the uplifting story back to NYC.   

VIDEO: Lauren Ridloff On Her Unexpected Rise to Success in CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Videoplay
VIDEO: Lauren Ridloff On Her Unexpected Rise to Success in CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD

by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2018

Lauren Ridloff sat down with CBS Sunday Morning today in a feature about her rise to fame in Children of a Lesser God on Broadway.

VIDEO: Cyndi Lauper & Harvey Fierstein Celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of KINKY BOOTS Videoplay
VIDEO: Cyndi Lauper & Harvey Fierstein Celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of KINKY BOOTS On NBC's THE TODAY SHOW

by Macon Prickett - Apr 6, 2018

Megyn Kelly TODAY welcomes Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein, who talk about teaming up on the Tony-winning Broadway musical ‚ÄúKinky Boots,‚ÄĚ now marking five years on Broadway. Lauper reminisces about iconic hits like ‚ÄúGirls Just Want to Have Fun‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúTrue Colors,‚ÄĚ which is now the name of her fund for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.

STAGE TUBE: Watch The Toronto Cast of KINKY BOOTS Say Yeah!
by Stage Tube - Jun 23, 2015

Performances for the Canadian premiere production of Broadway's Kinky Boots, began June 16 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre! Media night is Sunday June 28 at 6:00pm (which also happens to be Pride Day). Check out a first look at the cast performing below!

STAGE TUBE: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of FIRST DATE; Album Now Available for Pre-Order
by Stage Tube - Sep 3, 2013

The original Broadway cast recording of FIRST DATE, the critically acclaimed new musical comedy starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, will be released digitally and exclusively available at the Longacre Theatre Tuesday, September 24, 2013, with digital pre-sale beginning today at Amazon.com. Executive produced by Altar Identity Studios the CD, released by Yellow Sound Label, will be available in stores and everywhere music is sold Tuesday, October 15, 2013. With a book by Austin Winsberg, FIRST DATEi s directed by Bill Berry, has a musical staging by Josh Rhodes, with orchestrations by August Eriksmoen and musical supervision, vocal and incidental arrangements by Dominick Amendum. Check out a brief, first look at the cast in the recording studio below!

BWW TV Exclusive: First Look at Video from FIRST DATE on Broadway Starring Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez!
by Robert Diamond - Aug 8, 2013

FIRST DATE opens tonight on Broadway and we're excited to present an exclusive first look at scenes from the hot new musical starring Zachary Levi, star of TV's 'Chuck,' Disney's feature film Tangled and Thor: The Dark World, making his Broadway debut opposite Broadway and television ingenue Krysta Rodriguez ('Smash,' The Addams Family). Check out a montage below from First Date, Broadway's new romantic musical comedy and then click to buy tickets!


Yasuhiro Kawana Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Yasuhiro Kawana been nominated for?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Kinky Boots , Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Evita Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Evita and Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Catch Me If You Can .

What awards has Yasuhiro Kawana won?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Kinky Boots.