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Based on the book Keith Haring: The Authorized Biography by John Gruen

Musical about the life of artist Keith Haring.



New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 21- Happy Birthday, Billy Porter!
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, (more...)

Brief 9/21: PRETTY WOMAN Cast Recording, MISS SAIGON Tour Launch, and More!
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! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 21st, 2017: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, LES MISERABLES Tour Launches, 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! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 21- Happy Birthday, Billy Porter!
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, (more...)

Happy Birthday! Billy Porter Re-Releases First Album to Celebrate 20th Anniversary
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. (more...)

AUDIO: Billy Porter Unveils 'Carefully Taught The Remixes'
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! (more...)

VIDEO: Lola Gets Funky- Watch Billy Porter Perform a KINKY BOOTS Remix!
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! (more...)

M for Montreal Announces Full Artist Lineup For 2018 Conference
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

M for Montreal Announces Full Artist Lineup For 2018 Conference (more...)

Billy Porter Cast in Tiffany Haddish's LIMITED PARTNERS
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. (more...)

The Atlanta Opera Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

The Atlanta Opera opens the 2018-19 mainstage season with a production of Leonard Bernstein's classic Broadway musical, West Side Story. Francesca Zambello, General & Artistic Director of The Glimmerglass Festival and Artistic Director of Washington National Opera, who created this new production with Houston Grand Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, and Lyric Opera of Chicago, will direct. (more...)

Tony-Nominated Lyricist Ira Gasman Passes Away at 76
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Broadway writer and lyricist and Tony nominee Ira Gasman passed away on Saturday, October 6, in Norfolk, Virginia. He was 76 years old. (more...)

New Musicals By Debra Barsha, Sheilah Rae, & Brad Ross To Dance In New York Theatre Barn's Choreography Lab
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

The fifth season of New York Theatre Barn's Choreography Lab concludes on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at 2pm at The Cell. Funded in part by a generous gift from the Amber Foundation, The Choreography Lab was created to elevate and expand the use of dance in musical theatre. It is also the only curated choreography platform where choreographers and writers collaborate to develop movement for new musicals during incubation. Director/Choreographer Shea Sullivan (R.R.R.E.D., Pageant!) will serve as the lab's guest moderator. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Porter Talks to Wendy Williams About Marriage, Coming Out and AMERICAN HORROR STORY
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. (more...)

Billy Porter Closes The Soraya's 17/18 Season
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. (more...)

A (FUNNY) IMAGINATION Will Be Presented In Heights Players Reading Series Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

The Premiere of The Heights Players Reading series will present Kevin Ray Johnson's (The Unpredictable Times) newest play A (Funny) Imagination! on Saturday, March 10th at 1:00 pm. (more...)

Old School Square to Present 13 Audience-Wowing Concerts & Shows in April
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. (more...)

Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Set for Cleveland Play House This March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Cleveland Play House shifts gears from playful (Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery) to profound with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive. Written by Paula Vogel - one of the preeminent figures in American theater today - How I Learned to Drive traverses taboo territory with humor, heart, and empathy. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Billy Porter Assembles the Cream of the Crop for THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album
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. (more...)

Broadway's Daniel Reichard Brings SUMMER PLAYLIST to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Following his sold-out debut concert in 2016, Broadway and concert stage star Daniel Reichard returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his new show, Summer Playlist, on Thursday, September 6 at 8 p.m.The star of the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys, Reichard will present an eclectic collection of songs, drawing from multiple decades and genres of music. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Porter Reveals His Musical Theatre Inspirations on LIVE With Kelly and Ryan
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! (more...)

Experience a Summer Brimming With Circus, Cabaret, Movies And Music in Les Jardins Gamelin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

With summer holiday season in full swing, July and August in Les Jardins Gamelin will present a cornucopia of circus, movies, cabaret and music. There'll be extra fun for kids, with extended hours at La Maison jaune and family mornings with Les Petits bonheurs. (more...)

Billy Porter to Bring Evening of Songs and Stories to Bay Street Theater
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). (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Jay Binder, Micki Grant & Leonid Poretsky, MD at Spring Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 49th Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award-nominated actor/singer and 2016 Rosie Award-winner Norm Lewis. Two-time Tony Award-nominee Brad Oscar will be Master of Ceremonies for the evening. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Porter Delivers LGBTQ State of the Union: 'Love will and love must keep us united'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Billy Porter delivered the LGBTQ State of the Union in a video on Twitter. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Porter Puts a Sexy New Spin on 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair'
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! (more...)

Cast Announced For Reading Of Kevin Ray Johnson's Newest Play A (FUNNY) IMAGINATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Kevin Ray Johnson's (The Unpredictable Times) will be presenting his newest play, A Parody titled A (Funny) Imagination! On Tuesday, March 6th, 7:30 pm at the Dixon Place Lounge. (more...)

Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Set for Cleveland Play House This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cleveland Play House shifts gears from playful (Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery) to profound with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive. Written by Paula Vogel - one of the preeminent figures in American theater today - How I Learned to Drive traverses taboo territory with humor, heart, and empathy. (more...)

Tony Winner Chuck Cooper Headlines NYTB's Developmental Run of BOY MEETS GIRL Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Tony Award-winner Chuck Cooper will headline New York Theatre Barn's developmental presentations of Boy Meets Girl tonight, February 15, 2017 at The Cell. (more...)

Tony Winner Chuck Cooper to Headline NYTB's Developmental Run of BOY MEETS GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Tony Award-winner Chuck Cooper will headline New York Theatre Barn's developmental presentations of Boy Meets Girl on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at The Cell. (more...)

New York Theatre Barn Presents New Musical Based on Film BOY MEETS GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

New York Theatre Barn will present two developmental presentations of the new musical Boy Meets Girl on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at The Cell. Boy Meets Girl is inspired by the film of the same name, written/directed by Eric Schaeffer, that won 40 'Best' awards at festivals in 2014-2015. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 1, 2019
by - Feb 1, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Holiday Musical Premieres Tonight in Brooklyn!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, a new fun-filled family holiday musical, will receive its World Premiere this December at Bay Ridge's Narrows Community Theater, celebrating its 45th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Curtis Holbrook Takes Home the Gypsy Robe for SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Just last night, December 4, the company of Spongebob Squarepants gathered on the Palace Theatre stage to celebrate the opening of the show and the passing of the Gypsy Robe to Curtis Holbrook. (more...)

Dive Down to Bikini Bottom and Meet the Full Company of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Dec 4, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway officially opens tonight, December 4th, at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch interviews with the cast and get a peek at them in rehearsal in the video below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Daniel Reichard Celebrates 11th Annual Holiday Brunch!
by Linda Lenzi - Dec 17, 2018

Broadway and concert star Daniel Reichard returned to his 52nd Street roots, where he originated the role of Bob Gaudio at the August Wilson Theatre in the Original Broadway Cast of JERSEY BOYS, with his eleventh New York City holiday show. (more...)

Daniel Reichard to Return to Birdland with GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS This December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Broadway and concert stage star Daniel Reichard is bringing his popular annual New York City holiday show 'Guide to Christmas' back to the historic music room. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Grows in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, a new fun-filled family holiday musical, is getting its World Premiere this December at Bay Ridge's Narrows Community Theater, celebrating its 45th Anniversary Season. With book and lyrics by Tim Sulka and Debra Barsha (Radiant Baby), music by Barsha, orchestrations by Lena Gabrielle, music direction by Paolo C. Perez and direction and choreography by Michael Chase Gosselin, The Most Miserable Christmas Tree is being presented at The Fort Hamilton Army Base Theater (403 GenerAl Lee Avenue), now through December 18th, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Daniel Reichard to Bring SUMMER PLAYLIST to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Birdland Theater is proud to announce that Broadway/Concert star Daniel Reichard will bring "Summer Playlist" to the new stage on August 23, 24 and 25, with shows at 7pm. (more...)

Billy Porter Returns to The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown Two Nights Only
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. (more...)

Billy Porter Is Making No Apologies for Getting Political on the Road
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: (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 3, 2018
by - Aug 3, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Dermot Crowley, Grace Van Patten, and More will Join Glenn Close in The Public's MOTHER OF THE MAID
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

The Public Theater announces complete for the New York premiere of MOTHER OF THE MAID, written by Emmy Award winner Jane Anderson. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio with Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom, Jr. and More for 'THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS' Album
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! (more...)

Two River Theater Announces the Lineup of Artists for AN EVENING ON THE MUSICAL FRONTIER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Two River Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces An Evening on the Musical Frontier, a benefit performance featuring songs from musicals in development at Two River. Alec Baldwin is the Honorary Event Chair for the one-night special event on Friday, May 12, which will begin with a cocktail reception at 6pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Billy Porter Celebrates THE SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS Album Release at Barnes and Noble
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! (more...)

AUDIO: Listen to Billy Porter and Pentatonix Revamp OKLAHOMA! Classic on 'SOUL OF RICHARD RODGERS', Out Today at No. 2 on iTunes R&B Chart!
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. (more...)

Music Mondays at Bay Street Theater to Include Betty Buckley, Billy Porter, Stephen Schwartz, and More
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. (more...)

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