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KINKY BOOTS Kicks Into Starlight TheatreKINKY BOOTS Kicks Into Starlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The 2017 Broadway season at Starlight Theatre will conclude on a high-heeled note later this month with the huge-hearted hit musical Kinky Boots. The national tour of Broadway's 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical takes the Starlight stage for three nights only the weekend of Sept. 29-Oct. 1. (more...)

Navigant Credit Union Sponsors KINKY BOOTS at PPACNavigant Credit Union Sponsors KINKY BOOTS at PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

J.L. Lynn Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), is pleased to announce that Navigant Credit Union is the sponsor of the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, KINKY BOOTS. The dazzling (Daily News) musical returns to PPAC December 8 10, 2017. In Providence, KINKY BOOTS is part of the Encore Series. Cox Media is the media sponsor of PPAC's 2017/2018 Encore Series. (more...)

MEAN GIRLS' Tina Fey and Audible's Don Katz Will Be Honored at New York Stage and Film's 2017 Winter GalaMEAN GIRLS' Tina Fey and Audible's Don Katz Will Be Honored at New York Stage and Film's 2017 Winter Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

New York Stage and Film has announced that its annual Winter Gala will honor Tina Fey and Founder & CEO of Audible, Inc., Don Katz. (more...)

Tony Award Winning Best Musical KINKY BOOTS to Play the Washington PavilionTony Award Winning Best Musical KINKY BOOTS to Play the Washington Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

TROIKA Entertainment is thrilled to present 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), at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, S.D. (more...)

South African-Born Actor Adam du Plessis Lands Role in US National Tour of KINKY BOOTSSouth African-Born Actor Adam du Plessis Lands Role in US National Tour of KINKY BOOTS
by David Fick - Sep 19, 2017

As reported on BroadwayWorld yesterday, the complete cast for the US National Tour of Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper's smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS, has been announced. Featured in the cast in the role of Don is South African-born Adam du Plessis, whom audiences may recall seeing in productions like THE LAST 5 YEARS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE BOYS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH and CATS. (more...)

Everybody Say Yeah! Casting Announced for KINKY BOOTS National TourEverybody Say Yeah! Casting Announced for KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

TROIKA Entertainment has announced the complete cast for the National Tour of the smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG Extends Before First Preview at Second Stage TheaterHarvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG Extends Before First Preview at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Due to extremely strong ticket sales, Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song has been extended for two additional weeks of performances, announced Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director). The production will now play through Sunday, December 3. (more...)

BWW Review:  The Spotlight Shines On Everyone in Public Works' AS YOU LIKE ITBWW Review: The Spotlight Shines On Everyone in Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT
by Michael Dale - Sep 8, 2017

'All the world's a stage / And everybody's in the show. / Nobody's a pro.' Those words, sung at the opening of Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery's thoroughly enchanting musical adaptation of Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, were especially poignant at the Delacorte Theater this past weekend, where, since 2013, every Labor Day holiday has been celebrated with a production by the Public Theater's gloriously inclusive Public Works program. (more...)

Cast Complete for ON YOUR FEET! First National Tour, Starting the Salsa in Buffalo This FallCast Complete for ON YOUR FEET! First National Tour, Starting the Salsa in Buffalo This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have announced complete casting for the First National Tour of the Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET!, starring Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as seven-time GRAMMY-winning international superstar Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez, playing her 19-time Grammy-winning producer and husband Emilio Estefan. (more...)

Emmy Nominee Brian Tyree Henry to Join Michael Cera and Chris Evans in LOBBY HEROEmmy Nominee Brian Tyree Henry to Join Michael Cera and Chris Evans in LOBBY HERO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Emmy Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry will join the cast of Kenneth Lonergan's LOBBY HERO, directed by Trip Cullman. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Public's AS YOU LIKE ITPhoto Flash: First Look at The Public's AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

This year, Public Works presents Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT in a ravishing new musical adaptation by Director of Public Works Laurie Woolery, and Shaina Taub, featuring music and lyrics by Taub, the acclaimed singer/songwriter behind last season's adaptation of Twelfth Night, and choreography by Emmy nominee and Lortel Award winner Sonya Tayeh. Two hundred community members and professional actors perform together on the Delacorte stage in this immersive dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families, and lovers in disguise. (more...)

Free Public Works Musical Adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT Begins September 1Free Public Works Musical Adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT Begins September 1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin performances for the free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub on Friday, September 1. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! Dutch Production To Begin Previews October 18ON YOUR FEET! Dutch Production To Begin Previews October 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Dutch production of ON YOUR FEET! is scheduled to start previews on October 18, with an official opening date set for October 29, at the Beatrix Theater in Utrecht. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Set To 'Raise You Up' at Robinson Performance Hall in Little Rock This OctoberKINKY BOOTS Set To 'Raise You Up' at Robinson Performance Hall in Little Rock This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Arkansasmatters.com reports that the national tour of KINKY BOOTS will perform at the Robinson Performance Hall in downtown Little Rock from October 13-15. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage TheaterComplete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Broadway In Chicago presents ON YOUR FEET!Broadway In Chicago presents ON YOUR FEET!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and ON YOUR FEET! are delighted to announce that the hit Broadway musical, ON YOUR FEET!, will dance its way back to Chicago where it originated its Pre-Broadway engagement the summer of 2015. Based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan, ON YOUR FEET! will play Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited three-week engagement (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Cast is Auctioning Off Collectibles to Raise Money for Cast Member's Cancer TreatmentKINKY BOOTS Cast is Auctioning Off Collectibles to Raise Money for Cast Member's Cancer Treatment
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2017

Alternative Press is reporting that the cast of Kinky Boots is currently running an online auction of collectibles and fan experiences to raise money for Eric L. Summers who is currently battling cancer. All proceeds will go towards his medical bills. (more...)

BWW Review:  Director Lear deBessonet's Luscious, Lusty and Laugh-Out-Loud Funny A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMBWW Review: Director Lear deBessonet's Luscious, Lusty and Laugh-Out-Loud Funny A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Michael Dale - Aug 5, 2017

It was fifty years ago that The Summer of Love attracted throngs of lunatics, lovers and poets to New York's Central Park in a free-spirited embrace of life's passions and pleasures. That same spirit is now joyously celebrated in the park's Delacorte Theater, where director Lear deBessonet's luscious, lusty and laugh-out-loud funny production of Shakespeare's fantasy comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM offers an evening of ravishing enchantment. (more...)

Everybody Say Yeah! Original KINKY BOOTS Stars Billy Porter and Stark Sands Will Return this FallEverybody Say Yeah! Original KINKY BOOTS Stars Billy Porter and Stark Sands Will Return this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Tony Award winner Billy Porter (whose recent studio album: Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers debuted at #2 on the iTunes R&B charts) and Tony Award nominee Stark Sands (who appears alongside Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in Spielberg's upcoming The Papers) will return to Kinky Boots this fall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 1, 2017

The Public Theater is currently presenting its Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, directed by Lear deBessonet with choreography by Chase Brock. The show officially opened last night, Monday, July 31 and runs through Sunday, August 13. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night red carpet below! (more...)

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