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Birdie Blue - 2005 - Off-Broadway

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Second Stage Theatre

(New York, NY)
307 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue)
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Emmy and Tony Award-winner, Billy Porter, is set to make his television directorial debut with an episode of FX's Pose!
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2019
On the latest episode of WGBH's Open Studio with Jared Bowen, newly minted Emmy-winner, Billy Porter, sat down for an interview!
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2019
Last night, Billy Porter won the 2019 Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role on the hit FX drama series Pose. Porter made history as the first openly gay black man to win the award.
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2019
Billy Porter has won the 2019 Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role on the hit FX drama series Pose. The 71st Emmy Awards are airing live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on FOX. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the cast recording of Pretty Woman is now available, the National Tour of Miss Saigon launches today, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 21, 2018
Billy Porter won a Tony Award for his performance as Lola in Kinky Boots. His other Broadway credits include Shuffle Along, Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Grease, and Smokey Joe's Caf . Off-Broadway,
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2019
Billy Porter was a guest on last night's episode of The Late Late Show, proving once again that he knows how to make a grand entrance.
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2019
After James Corden asked Billy Porter about acting in his first sex scene, Kirsten Dunst recalled her first kiss, which many think was with Brad Pitt in 'Interview with a Vampire.' Turns out, Kirsten's experience was on a school field trip in a dark elevator. Watch the video below!
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2017
Below, watch as Porter performs a remix of Kinky hits during a recent concert in his hometown of Pittsburgh!
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2018
Billy Porter has been cast in the film 'Limited Partners' starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne, according to Variety.
by Stage Tube - Oct 13, 2019
Last night's Saturday Night Live cold open saw appearances from Broadway favorites Lin-Manuel Miranda and Billy Porter.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2019
BroadwayWorld recently reported on a rumor that Billy Porter would be joining the cast of the upcoming Cinderella film from Sony, starring Camila Cabello. According to Deadline, Porter confirmed that he is joining the film in a Q&A Saturday evening at the New Yorker Festival. He will take on the role of the Fairy Godmother.
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony winner Billy Porter will step into the role of fairy godmother in Sony's upcoming 'Cinderella' adaptation.
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Billy Porter recently made history as the first openly gay black man to win the Emmy for Leading Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Pray Tell on FX's Pose. Porter opens up to Variety about how he owes his Emmy to Janet Mock, a writer, director, and producer on the show.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 21, 2019
We're getting welcomed to the Land of Lola as we look back at the second season of the hit web series Turning the Tables! Check out this episode to see as Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter gets some help in the audition room creating a more masculine Lola from Kinky Boots thanks to Ellyn Marie Marsh, Andrew Briedis, Andrew Chappelle, and Julia Mattison!
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2018
Billy Porter was a guest on 'The Wendy Williams Show' on Thursday November 1st. During his interview, Porter dishes about his role on 'American Horror Story' and 'Pose'. Billy goes on to talk  about coming out to his family and reveals why he wrote an op-ed about being sexually abused when he was younger. He also explains why he and his husband only had a 16 day engagement.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018
American Blues Theater announces the addition of five new Ensemble members and one new Artistic Affiliate to the Blues family. Joining the Ensemble is director, designer and Associate Producer Elyse Dolan, who directed several works in past Ripped and Blue Ink festivals; designer Jared Gooding, lighting designer of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story; actor Philip Earl Johnson, who is slated to appear in the upcoming Chicago premiere of Steven Dietz's On Clover Road; director Chuck Smith, director of the recent American Blues production of Pearl Cleage's Flyin' West; and actress and playwright Wandachristine, who won many awards for her solo performance Beauty's Daughter. Actor Zachary Stevenson has been named an Artistic Affiliate. Stevenson recently made his Chicago debut as 'Buddy Holly' in American Blues Theater's Joseph Jefferson Award-winning musical Buddy - the Buddy Holly Story, in which he also won a Jeff Award for Performance in a Musical.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Billy Porter has been making his rounds of red carpets lately, and dropping jaws everywhere he goes. From the Met Gala to the Golden Globes, people have been loving to talk about the actor's over the top outfits.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018
Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter does not hold back. The busy actor, composer and director has also put out four solo albums. The most recent, Billy Porter Presents: The Soul of Richard Rodgers, features Porter's new, soulful takes on classic Richard Rodgers songs, from 'My Funny Valentine' to 'Edelweiss.'  Porter will be bringing his album to life on the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts stage on Saturday, June 2 at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2020
Billy Porter has made a name for himself as a fashion icon, appearing on red carpets in unique and over-the-top looks that have made headlines. Now, the actor has revealed that he is considering launching his own fashion line.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2020
Billy Porter took to Instagram to issue a fashion challenge to his followers with the instructions: Be creative!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2020
Billy Porter will voice the character of Desmond on tonight's episode of The Simpson's!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018
"Life is short, and it's up to you to make it sweet." - Sadie Delany (1889 -1999). Goodman Theatre revives Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, Emily Mann's "warming theatrical event" (Variety)that celebrates the lives of "two strong, vibrant women dispensing joy and wisdom" (Chicago Tribune). Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith's production features Ella Joyce and Marie Thomas as the Delany centenarians, Bessie (1891 - 1995) and Sadie (1889 -1999), respectively, as they trace their lives in a heartfelt reflection of their family history and triumphs over prejudices in times of social unrest.
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019
Everyone at Radio City Music Hall for this year's Tony Awards was given a special treat as Billy Porter was coaxed into singing 'Rose's Turn' in karaoke during one of the ceremony's commercial breaks! Check out the video below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Tony Award winner Billy Porter recently attended the Season Two premiere of his FX television series Pose and worked the red carpet in true Billy Porter fashion. Check out the video to get a peek!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
Broadway and television star, Billy Porter, took to social media tonight to deliver a lengthy and impassioned address to America amidst the widespread protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd.  
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2019
Billy Porter, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of FX Network's 'Pose,' closed the World Pride opening ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Huntington Theatre Company announced today that tickets to The Purists are now on sale to the general public. The world premiere play, directed by Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, 'Pose' on FX), will begin performances at the South EndCalderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont St., Boston) on Friday, August 30, 2019 and will run through Sunday, September 29, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020
Billy Porter has released the music video for his single 'For What It's Worth.' Paying homage to the protests against police brutality happening across the country, the video is entirely made up of footage from the demonstrations. 
by Stage Tube - Jun 11, 2019
James Corden is back hosting his talk show, fresh off hosting the 2019 Tony Awards the night before. Corden decided to share a special moment during a commercial break when he asked Billy Porter to sing some karaoke -- and Billy absolutely crushes 'Everything's Coming Up Roses' from the Broadway classic Gypsy.
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2019
Billy Porter stopped by Live with Kelly and Ryan on Monday to talk about his iconic award show outfits, including the one he wore last night to the 2019 Tony Awards.
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2018
Billy Porter talks about singing since he was a kid and how it helped him deal with bullies, and what inspired him to pursue performing as a career on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan!
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2020
Billy Porter performed a live virtual rendition of a?oeFinally Readya?? for the NYC Pride 2020 TV special. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2020
Broadway and television star, Billy Porter, returned to social media today to follow-up on his moving remarks from last month.
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2020
The Emmy, Tony and Grammy winner stars in the new movie a?oeLike a Bossa?? with Tiffany Haddish and Salma Hayek.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 8, 2019
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Choir Boy officially opens, and more!
by Stage Tube - Jan 7, 2019
Broadway & Pose Star Billy Porter has teamed up with Broadway YouTuber Michael Korte to deliver some vocal magic! For Korte's 'One Take' acoustic sessions, Billy sings his original song 'Love The Pain Away'
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2020
Billy Porter attended the 62nd GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, January 26. See him walk the red carpet below!
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Billy Porter was a guest on Wednesday night's episode of LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS to talk about the new movie he stars in, Like a Boss. During the interview, Porter reviews some of his showstopping red carpet looks and talks about hanging out with the cast from Like a Boss and going to a male strip club with Tiffany Haddish.
by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2020
Janelle Monae opens Oscars 2020 with a rousing performance covering some of the year's biggest films. Billy Porter joined Monae during the opening number, singing Elton John's 'I'm Still Standing.' 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
Billy Porter delivered the LGBTQ State of the Union in a video on Twitter.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 5, 2020
Today's top stories: Plaza Suite, starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, begins its pre-Broadway run in Boston, and more!
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2018
Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter has released a new music video for his take on the classic show tune, "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair"  - premiered via Out. The video was directed by Kena Tangi Dorsey and filmed on location in downtown Los Angeles. See the clip below!
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2020
Billy Porter delivers the LGBTQ State of the Union, reflecting on the past year and looking to the year ahead for the LGBTQ+ community.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2019
Billy Porter is taking the Oscars, and social media, by storm! The stage and screen star took to the red carpet today donning a unique tuxedo dress by Christian Siriano.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for August Wilson's quintessential epic drama Two Trains Running. Confronted with a rapidly changing world in the wake of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the looming demolition of Memphis Lee's diner, Memphis and his regular customers struggle to maintain their solidarity and sense of pride.
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Billy Porter has told E! News that the upcoming live-action adaptation of Cinderella is a retelling of the story for the #MeToo era.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020
Billy Porter has announced that his new single 'For What It's Worth' is now available!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018
Goodman Theatre celebrates the lives of "two strong, vibrant women dispensing joy and wisdom" (Chicago Tribune) in a major revival of Emily Mann's Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years. Directed by the Goodman's longtime Resident Director Chuck Smith, the production features Ella Joyce and Marie Thomas as the Delany centenarians, Bessie (1891 - 1995) and Sadie (1889 -1999), respectively. The sisters were discovered in 1991 when Amy Hill Hearth interviewed them for The New York Times. Following the article, the trio co-authored the book, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years-a New York Times bestseller and heartfelt reflection of their family history and triumphs over prejudices in times of social unrest. Mann adapted it for the stage, first at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey and then to Broadway, where it ran for 317 performances. Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years appears May 5 - June 10, 2018 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 14). Tickets ($20 - $75; subject to change) are now on sale at GoodmanTheatre.org/HavingOurSay, by phone at 312.443. 3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). ComEd is the Major Corporate Sponsor, Conagra Brands Foundation is the Major Production Sponsor and ITW and PwC are the Corporate Sponsor Partners.