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Ghetto Superstar - 2005 - Off-Broadway


Joseph Papp Public Theater

(New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street
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 Danielle Ashley - Sep 21, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, SUMMER Cast Announced, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017
Today is Billy Porter's birthday and also the 20th Anniversary of his first album, BILLY PORTER: UNTITLED (on A&M Records). To celebrate both, he's re-releasing the album today, in a special 20th Anniversary Edition available for free on SoundCloud.
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 Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 30, 2017
Lola and Charlie are reunited and it feels so good, according to Billy Porter and Stark Sands. Just last month, the duo officially returned to Kinky Boots, reprising the roles they created back in 2013. Below, watch as they chat with Richard Ridge about some of their favorite memories of sharing the stage, their most hysterical mishaps, and so much more!
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 BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2019
Broadway stars Adinah Alexander and Brandi Chavonne Massey have been friends for years, ever since starring together in Wicked. On Monday, October 21 at 7pm, the two will be singing up a storm at the weekly PIANO BAR LIVE!at Brandy's Piano Bar on the Upper East Side.
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 - 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 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 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 11, 2020
Piano Bar Live! continues on Tuesday, July 14th at 7:15 pm ET, with this week's guests The World Famous Stardusters, featuring Amanda Brasher, Chris Dilley, Antonio Edwards, Brandi Massey, Ménage a Trois, Monique Morgan and Kevin Ray, plus mystery guests and MORE!
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 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 19, 2018
Grammy-winning recording artist, Mýa, unveiled the release of her brand new single, from her highly anticipated upcoming 13th studio project. The global entertainer and humanitarian surprised eager fans by ushering in Valentine's Day with a debut of her new music, once again breaking the mold with a sexy, sultry, soulful sound that is sparking scores of praise and raving fanfare. The new single, 'You Got Me,' now available on all digital outlets worldwide, celebrates the 20th year anniversary of Mýa's debut single, the Billboard chart-topping hit, 'It's All About Me,' featuring R&B singer, Sisqo. Released in 1998, it was the leading single on the self-titled, double platinum, debut album, Mýa, which would launch the then 18-year-old Mýa into the fabric of pop-culture. The celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, musician, dancer/choreographer, designer, actress, activist and philanthropist has electrified audiences over the years with world smash hits including, 'It's All About Me,' 'Movin On,' 'Ghetto Superstar,' 'Take Me There,' 'Case of the Ex,' 'Best of Me,' 'My Love Is Like Wo,' 'Fallen' and more. Mýa's impressive catalog of music includes her second double platinum album, Fear of Flying, released in 2000. In 2001, Mýa collaborated with Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, P!nk and Missy Elliot on a remake of LaBelle's 'Lady Marmalade,' which is featured in Baz Luhrman's 'Moulin Rouge.' Selling over 5.5 million copies, it became the most successful airplay-only single in history, winning the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration and garnering numerous awards. In addition to her mainstream award-winning musical catalogue, the multi-talented star has released 9 independent projects on her own label Planet 9, receiving a 2017 Grammy nomination for Best Traditional R&B album. Mýa has also crossed over into television and film as seen on, 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 9, 'NCIS,' '1-800-Missing' (Canada), 'Haunted' and 'Sister Sister.' Her filmography includes the world renowned 'Chicago,' for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award, 'Shall We Dance,' 'Havana Nights: Dirty Dancing II,' 'In Too Deep,' 'Heart Specialist,' 'Cover,' 'Penthouse,' 'Love for Sale,' 'Metrosexual,' the Sci-Fi film 'Dark Rising' and voiceovers for the MTV animated film 'Mountain High.' In late July through early September 2017, Mya completed filming a 6-episode TV series, titled '5th Ward,' slated for release on Bob Johnson's new network UMC (Urban Movie Channel) on March 2, 2018. The multi-platinum icon's rising success has set the stage for her new music, which combines contemporary R&B and 90's R&B genres into a masterful body of work. 'The love of music-melody, harmony, rhythm and the feel good vibrations of my favorite eras of R&B music from the 70's & 90's, has and will always be my inspiration,' states the megastar of her musical inspiration. 'It's also what my fans have been asking for.' Enthusiastic to give her eager fans a taste of her evolving sound, Mýa shines a light on what fans can look forward to from her new single, stating, 'My fans can expect a very forward Mýa with a song sonically crafted for Valentine's day, full of sexy vibes fusing contemporary sounds of today together with hints of feel good 90's R&B music.' With the growing demand from her fans both domestically and internationally, the sultry singer plans to release her 13th studio project, and overall 9th LP and independent project in the spring of 2018. Mýa's upcoming album will also be released on her very own independent label Planet 9, distributed by Orchard. 'Growth and evolution is inevitable in 1 year for any person, but 20 years has taught me many things,' Mýa reflects on her evolution as an artist celebrating her 20-year milestone. 'I've learned to own and embrace every part of me and can say that I am completely solid in who I am, relentless in my pursuit of what makes me feel alive and refuse to choose between being strong and vulnerable, grounded and adventurous, intelligent and sexy, cultured and fun. I live my life doing what makes me happy and that consists of simply being me, which is ever-changing and evolving.' The new single, 'You Got Me,' produced by Lamar 'MyGuyMars' Edwards, written by Mýa Harrison and Sydnii 'KydSyd' Raymore, serves as the 3rd single from her upcoming project and is proving to be yet another staple in the singer's legendary catalogue of music, giving fans a scintillating preview of what's to come on her next album. Mýa's new music can be found on all digital platforms worldwide, including iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play; streaming on Spotify, Soundcloud, Tidal, Pandora and Beatport. Mýa's latest music video 'Ready For Whatever,' is also now available on Youtube. Download/Stream New Single 'You Got Me': More on Mýa: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Mýa founded her independent label in 2007, on which the multi-platinum artist has executive produced, self-engineered, self-funded and released 7 different compilations, including: 'Sugar & Spice' 2008 (Japan), 'The Perfect Edition' double disc 2009 (Japan), the first R&B/Hip Hop mixtape titled 'Beauty & the Streets' Vol. 1 in 2010 (US), the album 'K.I.S.S.' (Keep It Sexy & Simple) in Japan in 2011. In 2012, Mýa released the U.S./Canada & World editions of 'K.I.S.S,' featuring 'Fabulous Life,' which was used in the national #FashionByBravo ad campaign on Bravo/NBCUniversal and 'Break Your Neck' featured in Ford commercial campaign. In 2013, Mýa independently manufactured the limited Mint of K.I.S.S. for fans, and in 2014, Mýa began releasing a series of EP's. The first EP titled 'With Love' was released February 14th, Valentine's Day marking the 16th anniversary of her first single 'It's All About Me,' released February 14th, 1998. On April 21st, 2014 Mýa released the 'Sweet XVI' EP marking the 16th anniversary of her self-titled, debut album Mýa on April 21st, 1998. On February 14th, 2015, Mýa released her 7th independent project 'Love Elevation Suite' consisting of all slow jams. On February 14th, 2016, Mýa released her 8th self-executive produced independent project Smoove Jones (LP). Learn more about Mýa and Planet 9 projects by visiting www.MýaMý Fans can connect with Mýa on her social media channels including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat at @Mýaplanet9. For more information regarding Mýa's new music, projects, events, fan contests and merchandise, including her signature vegan, organic Planet 9 wine and free vegan start guide, visit
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 5, 2018
Boston Conservatory at Berklee Executive Director Cathy Young will present honorary doctorates to opera superstar Victoria Livengood (M.M. '85, voice) and Tony Award-winning performer Billy Porter at the Conservatory's commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12 at the Berklee Performance Center. Both artists will deliver commencement remarks for the Boston Conservatory at Berklee class of 2018 at the ceremony.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020
Billy Porter has announced that his new single 'For What It's Worth' is now available!