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Kinky Boots

Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Mitchell Celebrate L.A. Premiere Of 'KINKY BOOTS' At Hollywood Pantages

'Kinky Boots’ Becomes Longest-Running Show at Al Hirschfeld Theater >>

2016 continues to be a huge year for Broadway musicals in the news. On April 3, Kinky Boots became the longest-running show to ever play the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on 302 West 45th Street, as announced by producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig via Playbill last week.

Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Mitchell Celebrate L.A. Premiere Of 'KINKY BOOTS' At Hollywood Pantages

Alan Mingo Jr Steps Into Broadway ‘Kinky Boots’ Tonight >>

Recently, Wayne Brady left his leading role of Lola in Broadway’s 'Kinky Boots,' which was originated on Broadway by Billy Porter. Tonight the high heels are being handed over to Alan Mingo Jr. ('The Little Mermaid,' 'RENT') Mingo shouldn’t have any problems stepping into the role, having played it on the Toronto stage.

Wayne Brady Visits 'The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show'

‘White Rabbit Red Rabbit’ Performance Date Revealed Listed for ‘Kinky Boots’ Wayne Brady >>

Wayne Brady is used to performing without a script. The 'Kinky Boots' star came to fame on the hit improv series 'Whose Line is it Anyway.' So 'White Rabbit Red Rabbit' shouldn’t be too far out of Brady’s league. Brady is one the many talented and brave actors tackling the Off-Broadway production of Nassim Soleimanpour’s directorless play. Nathan Lane and Whoopi Goldberg have already performed the play. The schedule for Brady and many of the remaining performers has recently been listed.

American Psycho the Musical

Weekly Reprise: ‘American Psycho the Musical’ London Recording & UK ‘Kinky Boots’ Live Albums Coming >>

We here at 'Classicalite' understand that the week can be long and sometime some stories go unread. That is why we have devised the Weekly Reprise to keep you up to date on all the latest buzz. Show-Tune junkies get ready for next fix. It was recently announced that the London cast recording of 'American Psycho the Musical' will be released alongside the show’s Broadway debut. Starring 'Doctor Who’s' Matt Smith and featuring music by Spring Awakenings own Duncan Sheik, this blood soaked ode to the 80’s is a must grab. Speaking of must. Sony Masterworks is gearing up to release a live audio recording of the UK’s production of 'Kinky Boots.'

Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Mitchell Celebrate L.A. Premiere Of 'KINKY BOOTS' At Hollywood Pantages

Sony Masterworks Releasing Live Recording of ‘Kinky Boots’ on The West End this Spring >>

Sony Masterworks will be producing a live recording of 'Kinky Boots' from the London's Adelphi Theatre. Kinky Boots originated in Chicago in 2012 and landed on on Broadway in 2013 winning six Tony Awards. The orginal cast started Stark Sands as Charlie Price and Billy Porter as Lola/ Simon. Famed rocker Cyndi Lauper wrote the music for the show with actor/writer Harvey Fierstein ('Hairspray') provided the book. The current West End production stars Killian Donnelly as Charlie and Matt Henry as Lola.

Kevin Smith Kirkwood

‘Kinky Boots’ Kevin Smith Kirkwood in ‘Classic Whitney: Alive! at The Cutting Room >>

'Kinky Boots' star Kevin Smith Kirkwood bringing Classic Whitney: Alive! back, to the cutting room this spring. The hit show started last year At Joe's Pub is coming too The Cutting Room this spring. Kirkwood got his start on Broadway in 2005 in 'The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.' Kirkwood will be playing tribute to the late Whitney Houston, backed by a full band complete with three backup singers.

Wayne Brady Visits 'The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show'

‘Kinky Boots’ Star Wayne Brady Talks Depression, Anger and The Darkside of ‘Let’s Make A Deal’ >>

When you think of Wayne Brady you don’t tend to think about depression. The 'Whose Line' regular and 'Let’s Make a Deal' host often appears to be happy go lucky. So much so that the 'Chappelle Show' featured a sketch portraying Brady against type as a gun toting ruthless psychopath. However, the Kinky Boots star does have a bit of a dark side. Recently Brady opened up about his strugle with depression and anger.

Norm Lewis

‘Phantom’ Norm Lewis Joins Broadway Inspirational Choir for One Night Concert with ‘Kinky Boots’ Billy Porter >>

Former 'Phantom of the Opera' lead and Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis is joining Broadway Inspirational Voices choir for a special one night only concert Special guest include some of big names like 'Kinky Boots' lead Billy Porter, 'Hamilton’s' Renee Elise Goldsberry, 'Rent’s' Adam Pascal, and many, many more.

Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Mitchell Celebrate L.A. Premiere Of 'KINKY BOOTS' At Hollywood Pantages

Wayne Brady Joins Broadway's ‘Kinky Boots’; Resale Ticket Prices Set to Soar >>

Wayne Brady, actor/comedian best known for his "Whose Line is it Anyway" characters, will strap on a pair of high heeled red leather boots this week as he takes over for the original and current Lola, played by Billy Porter in the Tony-winning production of Kinky Boots.

Opening Night Of 'The Book Of Mormon' At The Pantages Theatre - Red Carpet

Resale Tickets for Broadway's Touring Musicals Sure Are Getting Pricey >>

With hits like Book of Mormon, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Jersey Boys, Broadway is once again taking the country and the world by storm with popular touring productions. Many theatergoers around the country opt to see the touring productions because tickets are generally cheaper on the road than on Broadway, especially in terms of resale prices. The secondary ticket market is seeing price increases for a number of touring productions, just not to the extent of many of their Broadway counterparts, according to data provided by TiqIQ.

Matilda

Broadway Hit 'Matilda' Recoups >>

After a year and a half of hard work, "Matilda," the musical adaptation of the popular children’s novel by Roald Dahl, is officially a profitable hit on Broadway. The Royal Shakespeare Co. and the Dodgers confirmed that the show has paid back its $16 million investment, placing it in the elite circle of big-budget musicals to turn a profit in London and on Broadway. After a widely popular opening and seven Olivier Award wins in London, "Matilda" opened at the Shubert Theatre in April 2013 to rave reviews. The musical landed on the year’s top-10 theater list in many different arts publications. The show was nominated for 12 Tony Awards and won four of them, losing top prize for best musical to "Kinky Boots," which also recouped its $13.5 million in October 2013, after seven months.

Newsies

'Newsies,' 2012's Surprise Broadway Hit, Closes After Just Over a Thousand Performances >>

Disney Theatricals quits while it's ahead and takes its hit musical on the road.

Billy Porter

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with 'Kinky Boots' Star Billy Porter >>

With a Tony Award, a new album, and an autobiographical play coming up this fall at Primary Stages, Billy Porter is on several rolls at once.

Harvey Fierstein

'Newsies' and 'Casa Valentina' to Close >>

Harvey Fierstein, who wrote the books of both shows, will still be represented on Broadway by 'Kinky Boots.'

Billy Porter

New Play by 'Kinky Boots' Star Billy Porter Preps for Fall Opening >>

Porter's autobiographical play depicts coming of age in Pittsburgh surrounded by a group of strong-willed women.

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