Billy Porter Returns to The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown Two Nights Only
Producer Rick Murray welcomes Tony Award winner Billy Porter back to Provincetown for two performances only, Saturday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at The Crown & Anchor. Mr. Porter will be performing his acclaimed cabaret show, Broadway & Soul.
The event is part of the star-studded lineup of the 2017 Crown & Anchor Cabaret Series. Tickets are now on sale for the Series, which takes place this summer in Provincetown, MA at The Crown & Anchor's Paramount Theatre, Cabaret Room, and Town Hall Auditorium.
Billy Porter is a Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer and playwright from Pittsburgh, PA. As a recording artist, Porter's solo albums include his first CD, Untitled; his sophomore album, At the Corner of Broadway + Soul - LIVE, his 2014 release, Billy's Back on Broadway, and the recently released Billy Porter Presents the Soul of Richard Rodgers for Sony Masterworks.
Porter won the 2013 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his groundbreaking performance as "Lola" in Kinky Boots. Other Broadway acting credits include Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Grease, Smokey Joe's Café, the 20th Anniversary Broadway concert of Dreamgirls, and most recently the highly-acclaimed Shuffle Along. Off Broadway and regional credits include Angels in America, Romance In Hard Times, The Merchant of Venice, House of Lear, Radiant Baby, Birdie Blue, Going Native, Jelly's Last Jam, Topdog/Underdog, King Lear, Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World, Jesus Christ Superstar, Antigone, A Chorus Line and Chicago. His one-man show, Ghetto Superstar: The Man That I Am, debuted at The Public Theater in NYC in conjunction with City Theatre of Pittsburgh and was nominated for a 2005 GLAAD Media Award. Porter was also named "Pittsburgh's Performer of the Year 2003-2004" by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Porter's film and television credits include Barry Levinson's The Humbling opposite Al Pacino, Sundance Film Festival features The Broken Hearts Club and Intern, Noel (with Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams), Shake Rattle & Roll as Little Richard for CBS, Another World, Twisted, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, The Big C, The Oprah Winfrey Show, A Very Rosie Christmas, The Tonight Show and multiple appearances on The Rosie O'Donnell Show. He was also seen in the premiere episode of Baz Luhrman's recent Netflix series, The Get Down. His original song "Time" has been featured twice on the mega-hit television series So You Think You Can Dance as well as the 2011 Miss AmErica Pageant. Porter's concert credits include opening for Rosie O'Donnell and Aretha Franklin, Carnegie Hall, John McDaniel and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, as well as The Buffalo Philharmonic, Peter Nero and The Philly Pops, soloist for President Bill Clinton, and benefits throughout the U.S.
Porter is a graduate of The Professional Program in Screenwriting at UCLA and is an adjunct professor at his alma mater Carnegie Mellon University's School Of Drama, where he has directed productions of Company and Letters from 'Nam. He has also received an honorary doctorate from Washington & Jefferson College.
This season, proceeds from the Cabaret Series will benefit the True Colors Fund. Co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, the True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth by creating systemic change through a broad continuum of advocacy, training and education, and youth collaboration programs.
The Crown & Anchor 2017 Cabaret Series Schedule:
Saturday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m.
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Wednesday and Thursday, August 16 & 17 at 10:00 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, August 21 & 22 at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, August 26 & 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, August 28 & 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale both for general admission seating and special VIP packages. Pricing and additional information available online at www.onlyatthecrown.com, by phone at 508-487-1430, or at the Crown & Anchor box office, 247 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA.