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by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016
Winsome Brown, the actress and writer who enjoyed considerable success with her solo play THIS IS Mary Brown at La MaMa last year, returns to the stage with her newest work, HIT THE BODY ALARM, presented by The Performing Garage (33 Wooster St.). The solo play's official opening night is tonight, September 22. Directed by Brad Rouse and Winsome Brown, HIT THE BODY ALARM is scheduled to run through October 2, 2016.
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 Stephanie 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 Danielle Ashley - Sep 21, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, SUMMER Cast Announced, and More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2017
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 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 BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016
Winsome Brown, the actress and writer who enjoyed considerable success with her solo play THIS IS Mary Brown at La MaMa last year, returns to the stage with her newest work, HIT THE BODY ALARM, presented by The Performing Garage (33 Wooster St.), with previews set to begin tonight, September 20, prior to the solo play's official opening night September 22.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017
Tony- and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter releases 'Carefully Taught The Remixes' (Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway) available now on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. Download/Stream 'Carefully Taught - The Remixes' HERE, or click below to listen!
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 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 BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016
 Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony Award-winning artist and Topdog/Underdog director Billy Porter will be honored with the Wimberly Award at the 2017 Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 24, 2017. The Huntington's festive annual event raises money to support the Huntington's programs, including its award-winning youth, education, and community initiatives that reach more than 30,000 annually.
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 1, 2016
Bee & El and Sony Masterworks Broadway announced today that Tony & Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter will release a new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers, in April 2017.
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 6, 2017
Old School Square is presenting 13 outstanding shows and concerts in April. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now at www.OldSchoolSquare.org.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017
Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter's new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers, will be released April 14, 2017 and will be available for pre-order tomorrow (Friday, March 3), it was announced today by Bee & El and Sony Masterworks Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017
The Huntington Theatre Company presents the explosive Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter (The Colored Museum at the Huntington and Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway). Performances run March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.
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 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 24, 2016
Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages.
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 BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced the cabaret series Music Mondays continues on Monday, August 14 at 8 pm with Billy Porter (Tony Award winner for Kinky Boots).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016
Winsome Brown, the actress and writer who enjoyed considerable success with her solo play THIS IS MARY BROWN at La MaMa last year, returns to the stage with her newest work, HIT THE BODY ALARM, presented by The Performing Garage (33 Wooster St.), with previews set to begin September 20 prior to the solo play's official opening night September 22. Directed by Brad Rouse and Winsome Brown, HIT THE BODY ALARM is scheduled to run through October 2, 2016.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016
Tony Award winner Billy Porter will return to the Huntington to direct next seasons Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks. Mr. Porter directed the Huntington's 2015 production of George C. Wolfe's The Colored Museum and is currently performing on Broadway in Wolfe's production of Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. Topdog/Underdog will perform March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the BU Theatre/Avenue of the Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017
The Huntington Theatre Company presents the explosive Pulitzer Prize winner Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Award winner Billy Porter (The Colored Museum at the Huntington and Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway). Performances run March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017
The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, New York City's leading service and advocacy organization for nonprofit theatre, welcomes Tony Award-winning actor Billy Porter as host of the official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES today, January 18, 2017 beginning at 10:30am and located at 502 West 53rd Street.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 15, 2017
In an exclusive interview with People Magazine, Billy Porter announced his marriage to longtime partner Adam Smith. 'We're looking forward to understanding and learning how to share your life with somebody,' Porter was quoted. 'I'm really thrilled to figure out what that means - together, with my soul mate!'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017
Huntington Theatre Company in partnership with Dorchester's Strand Theatre presents a free community event on Thursday, February 23 at 7:30pm in conjunction with the Huntington's upcoming production of Topdog/Underdog.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
Billy Porter delivered the LGBTQ State of the Union in a video on Twitter.
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 Stephanie 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 23, 2017
Huntington Theatre Company in partnership with Dorchester's Strand Theatre presents a free community event on Today, February 23 at 7:30pm in conjunction with the Huntington's upcoming production of Topdog/Underdog.
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': http://radi.al/MYAYouGotMe More on Mýa: Website: www.myamya.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/myaplanet9 Twitter: www.twitter.com/myaplanet9 Instagram: www.instagram.com/myaplanet9 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.MýaMýa.com/music. 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 www.MyaMya.com.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016
The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, New York City's leading service and advocacy organization for nonprofit theatre, today announced that Tony Award-winning actor Billy Porter will host the official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 beginning at 10:30am and located at 502 West 53rd Street.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017
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.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017
Billy Porter is not Lola. That is is message that the politically opinionated Tony winner is trying to spread in his hometown. Porter, who just performed a concert at Pittsburgh's Hartwood Acres, has just written a piece explaining some of his 'offensive' comments onstage. Porter writes:
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 5, 2017
Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter will release his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway on April 14th. Porter just unveiled a 'making of' video for the album, featuring interviews, studio footage and more. Check it out below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017
GLAAD, the world's LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced today that it will honor Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor and singer Billy Porter with the Vito Russo Award at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown on May 6, 2017. The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017
???????Bay Area Cabaret celebrates their season finale with Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter performing Broadway and Soul. Entertainment weekly says, 'Billy Porter is remarkable in a star-making turn." As the irrepressible Lola in the musical Kinky Boots, Billy made an indelible mark on Broadway when his electrifying performance earned him the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critic Circle Awards.
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 18, 2017
Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter has just released his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway. To celebrate the release, Porter was joined by four-time Grammy Award-winner Indie.Arie. at Barnes & Noble for a special performance!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017
Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter releases his new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers via Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway today - available on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. The new album features fan favorites 'Edelweiss', 'Carefully Taught', 'My Funny Valentine' and 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning'. Get Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers HERE, and listen to two tunes from the album below! Already landing on the charts, the album is ranked #2 on the iTunes R&B chart and is ranked #40 overall.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony and Grammy Award-winning artist and Topdog/Underdog director Billy Porter will be honored with the Wimberly Award at the 2017 Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 24, 2017. The Huntington's festive annual event raises money to support the Huntington's programs, including its award-winning youth, education, and community initiatives that reach more than 39,000 annually.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the concert series Music Mondays, on Monday nights in July and August at 8 pm.