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The Fans Have Spoken! Broadway.com Readers Choose the 10 Must-See Performances on Broadway Right Now

The Fans Have Spoken! Broadway.com Readers Choose the 10 Must-See Performances on Broadway Right Now

Visiting New York City and have no idea which Broadway musical to see? We’ve got you covered! Last week, we asked theater fans an incredibly tough question on Culturalist: Of all the stellar stars on the Great White Way, which are the top ten must-see performances? Hundreds of fans cast their votes, and the results are in! Check out the ...

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Photos! Trailblazing Football Player Michael Sam & His Boyfriend Vito Cammisano Catch Kinky Boots

Photos! Trailblazing Football Player Michael Sam & His Boyfriend Vito Cammisano Catch Kinky Boots
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Everybody say yeah! First publicly gay NFL player Michael Sam headed to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre to meet Billy Porter, Andy Kelso and the cast of Kinky BootsClick for photos from his visit on November 2, 2014.

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The Most Beautiful Thing in the World! Jessie Mueller & Anika Larsen Take a Kinky Boots Field Trip

The Most Beautiful Thing in the World! Jessie Mueller & Anika Larsen Take a Kinky Boots Field Trip
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Tony winner Jessie Mueller and Anika Larsen of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical headed to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre to see Tony winner Billy Porter, Andy Kelso and the cast of Kinky Boots in action! Click for photos from their visit on October 6, 2014.

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Odds & Ends: Watch Audra McDonald & Will Swenson Get Drenched by an Elephant, Billy Porter Teams Up With Sting & More

Odds & Ends: Watch Audra McDonald & Will Swenson Get Drenched by an Elephant, Billy Porter Teams Up With Sting & More

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Billy Porter & Laverne Cox Will Join Patti LuPone & Sting in Concert
Kinky Boots Billy Porter and Orange is the New Black’s Laverne Cox will join the previously reported Patti LuPone and Sting in Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality. The event ...

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Casa Valentina Visits Kinky Boots! Harvey Fierstein’s Shows Collide Backstage

Casa Valentina Visits Kinky Boots! Harvey Fierstein’s Shows Collide Backstage

This is just like that time The Jetsons met The Flintstones! Mare Winningham and John Cullum, alums of Harvey Fierstein’s Broadway drag drama Casa Valentina, took a field trip to see Kinky Boots on August 20. Fierstein also wrote the book for the Tony-winning musical, so he was thrilled to give Winningham and Cullum a backstage tour and introduce ...

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Kinky Boots Tony Winner Billy Porter on His Favorite Lola Wigs, Finding Time to Date & Those Inspirational Tweets

Kinky Boots Tony Winner Billy Porter on His Favorite Lola Wigs, Finding Time to Date & Those Inspirational Tweets

Shazam! And bam! Yes ma’am, Billy Porter is still the queen of Broadway as Lola in Kinky Boots. Fierce, funny and moving, Porter’s Tony-winning performance has lost none of its intensity as the show heads toward its 600th performance. The star recently chatted about what makes Lola beautiful, how his own looks have changed and his double life as a ...

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Everybody Say Cake! Kinky Boots Celebrates 500 Broadway Performances

Everybody Say Cake! Kinky Boots Celebrates 500 Broadway Performances

The sex is in the frosting! The Tony-winning hit musical Kinky Boots celebrated its 500th performance at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on June 19. After their milestone bow, the cast of the Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein tuner gathered for cake and hugs. Check out this Hot Shot of stars Andy Kelso and Tony winner Billy Porter flanking their director ...

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Odds & Ends: Shailene Woodley Wants to Star in Once, See Josh Groban & Boy George Sing Grease & More

Odds & Ends: Shailene Woodley Wants to Star in Once, See Josh Groban & Boy George Sing Grease & More

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Shailene Woodley Wants to Star in Once
Shailene Woodley, who has been making a big name for herself in Tinseltown with stellar performances in films including Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars and The Descendants, wants to do a movie musical. "I think it'd be great to sing in ...

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Odds & Ends: Judi Dench Joins Benedict Cumberbatch, See Queen Perform at We Will Rock You's Last Show & More

Odds & Ends: Judi Dench Joins Benedict Cumberbatch, See Queen Perform at We Will Rock You's Last Show & More

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Benedict Cumberbatch Ambushes Judi Dench
As if we needed any more reasons to love Benedict Cumberbatch. The Sherlock star asked Tony and Oscar winner Dame Judi Dench in the middle of a Shakespeare masterclass: "Would you like to be in Richard III with me?" According to The Daily ...

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Odds & Ends: Steve Kazee's Shameless, Michelle Obama Pens Broadway Fan Mail & More

Odds & Ends: Steve Kazee's Shameless, Michelle Obama Pens Broadway Fan Mail & More

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Tony Winner Steve Kazee's Shameless
We’re shamelessly excited about this. Broadway favorite Steve Kazee (Once, To Be Or Not To Be, 110 in the Shade, Spamalot) will join the cast of Showtime’s Shameless in a big recurring role. Deadline reports that the Tony winner will play a rock musician ...

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Today’s Natalie Morales Meets the Kinky Boots Crew (And Tries on the Boots!)

Today’s Natalie Morales Meets the Kinky Boots Crew (And Tries on the Boots!)

The Today Show co-host Natalie Morales caught a matinee performance of the hit musical Kinky Boots on April 23 and went backstage at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre to catch up with stars Billy Porter, Andy Kelso, Jeanna de Waal and Cortney Wolfson. Morales even tried a pair of kinky boots on for size. Perhaps they're not quite the right footwear ...

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Watch Tony Winners Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter Share a Kinky Love Fest

Watch Tony Winners Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter Share a Kinky Love Fest

Kinky Boots recently celebrated its one year anniversary on Broadway and composer Cyndi Lauper and star Billy Porter, who both won Tonys for their work on the production, stopped by Today on April 16 to chat with Kathie Lee and Hoda about the impact that the show has had on their careers. It wasn’t before long the interview became an ...

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Tony-Winning Actors Unite! 2012 Winner Steve Kazee Visits 2013 Winner Billy Porter at Kinky Boots

Tony-Winning Actors Unite! 2012 Winner Steve Kazee Visits 2013 Winner Billy Porter at Kinky Boots

In 2013, Billy Porter won his first Tony Award for his performance as drag diva Lola in the hit musical Kinky Bootsand on April 13, he got a visit from someone who knows a thing or two about winning the prestigious award: Steve Kazee! The Once alum, who took home the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor ...

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Kinky Boots Turns One! Celebrate a Year in Heels with Billy Porter, Andy Kelso and the High-Kicking Cast

Kinky Boots Turns One! Celebrate a Year in Heels with Billy Porter, Andy Kelso and the High-Kicking Cast
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Billy Porter, Andy Kelso and the glam cast of Kinky Boots celebrate the Tony-winning musical’s first Broadway anniversary on April 5, 2014! Click to see the delicious cake, special guests and more surprises at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

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Watch the Cast of Kinky Boots Celebrate One Year on Broadway by Taking Some Fierce #Selfies

Watch the Cast of Kinky Boots Celebrate One Year on Broadway by Taking Some Fierce #Selfies

The sex is in the Insta filter. Kinky Boots will celebrate its first anniversary on Broadway on April 4 and to commemorate the milestone the cast took to YouTube, lip synching (for their lives) to the number one song we love to hate: The Chainsmokers’ “#Selfie." Take a look as Tony winner Billy Porter and company throw shade ...

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It’s So Wrong, It’s Right! See Zosia Mamet in Newsies, Jeremy Jordan as Elsa & More at MCC’s Miscast Gala

It’s So Wrong, It’s Right! See Zosia Mamet in Newsies, Jeremy Jordan as Elsa & More at MCC’s Miscast Gala
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See photos of Billy Porter, Allison Janney, Jeremy Jordan, Zosia Mamet, Raul Esparza, Steven Pasquale, Sasha Allen and more at MCC’s Miscast gala on March 30, 2014 at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

Billy Joel & Robin Roberts Kick Back with the Cast of Broadway’s Kinky Boots

Billy Joel & Robin Roberts Kick Back with the Cast of Broadway’s Kinky Boots
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Grammy winner Billy Joel and Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts enter the Land of Lola! The stars visit Billy Porter, Andy Kelso and the cast of Kinky Boots on March 27, 2014.

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Exclusive First Listen: Billy Porter’s Coming Up Roses on New Album Billy’s Back On Broadway

Exclusive First Listen: Billy Porter’s Coming Up Roses on New Album Billy’s Back On Broadway

His boots are kinky and his voice is soulful! Tony winner Billy Porter’s new album, Billy’s Back On Broadway, will be released by Concord Records on April 15. As previously reported, the album will feature ten tracks made famous by leading men and women of the stage, as well as a special appearance by Kinky Boots composer and Grammy ...

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Hold Her in Your Heart! Jeanna de Waal Begins Performances in Kinky Boots

Hold Her in Your Heart! Jeanna de Waal Begins Performances in Kinky Boots

Raise her up! Jeanna de Waal begins performances as Lauren in the Tony and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning musical Kinky Boots on March 4. She replaces Annaleigh Ashford, who is departing the production for her role on Showtime’s Masters of Sex. Meanwhile, Cortney Wolfson, who was in the production's ensemble, moves up to the part of Nicola, with Anna ...

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Andrew Rannells, Billy Porter, Debra Monk & More to Appear in Broadway Backwards

Andrew Rannells, Billy Porter, Debra Monk & More to Appear in Broadway Backwards

Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, TV’s Girls), Tony winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), Tony winner Debra Monk (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, TV's Girls) and more have boarded the lineup for the previously announced ninth annual Broadway Backwards. Directed and choreographed by Robert Bartley, the one-night-only show is set for March 24 at the Al ...

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Tony Winner Billy Porter to Channel Barbra Streisand on New Album Billy’s Back on Broadway

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Channel Barbra Streisand on New Album Billy’s Back on Broadway

Tony and Grammy winner Billy Porter is set to release a solo album, Billy’s Back on Broadway, on April 15. The Kinky Boots star has somehow managed to get Grammy, Emmy and Tony-winning icon Cyndi Lauper to duet with him on one of the tracks. Wonder how he managed that?!

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USA Olympic Medalists Nick Goepper & Devin Logan Ditch Their Skis For Kinky Boots

USA Olympic Medalists Nick Goepper & Devin Logan Ditch Their Skis For Kinky Boots
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USA Olympic bronze medalist Nick Goepper and silver medalist Devin Logan, both slopestyle freeskiers, celebrated their wins at Sochi with Billy Porter, Andy Kelso and the cast of Kinky Boots on February 23, 2014 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

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Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker & More Get a Kick Out of Kinky Boots

Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker & More Get a Kick Out of Kinky Boots
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Stage and screen stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and soprano Renée Fleming stop by to visit the cast of Kinky Boots on Sunday February 16, 2014 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

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Billy Porter & Carly Rae Jepsen Go to Russia! The Stars Visit Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Billy Porter & Carly Rae Jepsen Go to Russia! The Stars Visit Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
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Kinky Boots star Billy Porter and new Cinderella headliner Carly Rae Jepsen pay a visit to off-Broadway’s Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 on February 12, 2014 at the Kazino.

Al Pacino, Billy Porter, Nina Arianda & More to Star in The Humbling, Directed by Barry Levinson

Al Pacino, Billy Porter, Nina Arianda & More to Star in The Humbling, Directed by Barry Levinson

Tony winners Al PacinoBilly Porter and Nina Arianda have teamed up with Broadway favorite Dianne Wiest and more in the silver screen adaptation of Philip Roth's novel The Humbling. As we previously reported, Porter was eyeing a role in the film and according to Deadline, the Barry Levinson directed movie is currently in post-production. No word yet on release ...

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