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'Kinky Boots' Star Billy Porter Brings On The Heartbreak With A New Song

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.09.2015 | Gay Voices

As the star of Broadway’s “Kinky Boots,” Billy Porter is all about the sequins, stilettos and sass, but on his new song, he&rs...

Spring Broadway Entry Shuffle Along -- a Revival?

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

The new release does indeed make the show sound more like a revival with some bonus extras. There are three possible explanations I can think of for this change in slant.

PhiladelphiaTheatreCo. Celebrates 40 With Stars Aligned

Lew Whittington | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Lew Whittington

The Philadelphia Theatre Company is marking its 40th anniversary season and weathering a rough season of solving ongoing fiscal problems. Meanwhile, the shows must go on, Sara Garonzik, PTC's artistic director said this week "and more" as the company looks to the future with Theatre Masters Series.

Harlem Set As Backdrop For TV Show About Black Gay Men

Karu F. Daniels, New York Daily News | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices

Veteran entertainment journalist Karu F. Daniels catches up to Broadway powerhouse Billy Porter -- who's on a brief break from the Tony and Grammy Awa...

First Nighter: Sam Harris' Expertly Baked Ham, Victor L. Cahn's Sly Villainous Company

David Finkle | Posted 03.14.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

If you were to ask me who the best male pop singer in the country is, I would immediately say Sam Harris. After seeing Ham, the adaptation of his beautifully written and often humorous memoir Ham: Slices of a Life, at Ars Nova, I'm even more committed to my belief.

Curtis M. Wong

Actor-Playwright Brings His Journey As A Black, Gay Christian Man To The Stage | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Billy Porter may be one of Broadway’s hottest stars, but his latest project is very much the antithesis of the splashy musicals in which he made his...

Al Pacino Gets His Own Washed-Up Actor Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.04.2014 | Entertainment

Al Pacino plays a washed-up, suicidal actor who falls for a young lesbian (Greta Gerwig) as she vows to give up women in "The Humbling," Barry Levinso...

A Sonic Story: Putting Together the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Show

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 09.01.2014 | New York
Shoshana Greenberg

Friday night, my voice will be part of the chorus as the 38th Annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks erupt over New York City's East River and Brooklyn Bridge.

Black Men On Broadway To Be Celebrated In Big Way

Karu F. Daniels, | Posted 06.20.2014 | Black Voices

June 23, a star-studded, all-male line-up of black Broadway performers from yesteryear, today and tomorrow are scheduled to partake in The Black Stars...

On the "A" w/Souleo: "Taboo...Yardies" Doc Challenges Homophobia in Jamaica

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

These days when Selena Blake thinks about her native land, Jamaica, there are no images of pristine beaches and sunny skies that come to mind. Instead, she sees the ugly face of homophobia and transphobia that continues to stain Jamaica's image.

'Kinky Boots' Star Dishes On New Album

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.17.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — The first thing Billy Porter does when a visitor enters his dressing room is look down. "Oh, I like those shoes. Where did those sh...

Jeremy Jordan Can't 'Let It Go' and Zosia Mamet Joins the Newsies at Miscast

Suzy Evans | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Suzy Evans

At the annual Miscast Gala in 2013, which is presented by MCC Theater, Jordan sang the Smash hit "Let Me Be Your Star," when Jonathan Groff came onstage and stole his thunder.

'Kinky Boots' Star To Release New Album

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 03.03.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Porter, who plays a drag queen on Broadway in "Kinky Boots," will be next be doing a little something more traditional — he'...

Brother And Sister Star In Adorable Recreation Of Gap Ad

Posted 02.07.2014 | Parents

Kembe and India Howerton saw a Gap ad featuring "Kinky Boots" Tony Award winners Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter and thought they were looking in a futu...

Veteran Actor Opens Up On Tony Award-Winning Role

Ebony | Posted 07.06.2013 | Black Voices

During his acceptance speech at this year’s Tony Awards, Best Actor in a Musical winner Billy Porter shared a poignant story about how seeing the ca...

Tony Night: The After-Parties

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.16.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Tony night. The biggest night of the year for the theater industry (not gross-wise) and for me personally. This year it was a little more of a mess th...

Carnegie Mellon Cheers 'Bumper Crop' Of Tonys

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.14.2013 | College

NEW YORK — There was plenty of applause heard during the Tony Awards – and perhaps no place louder than from as far away as Pittsburgh. S...

Billy Porter Wins Best Actor In A Musical

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.09.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Billy Porter, who plays a fierce drag queen in "Kinky Boots," has strutted off with the Tony Award for best actor in a musical. Port...

Cyndi Lauper: Kinky Boots' Geek Chic

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.08.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Running up to the Tony Awards, Cyndi Lauper was busy with events celebrating the CD release of the Kinky Boots original cast recording, and a tour tha...

'Kinky Boots' Star Prepares For Tony Awards

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.05.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- While all haircuts are important, the one Billy Porter got late last week was even more critical: It was his last one before Sunday's Tony...

Kinky Boots: High Kicks for Everyone

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.07.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Here is a musical on Broadway with a philosophy a girl can love: Kinky Boots starts with a rousing tribute "The Most Beautiful Thing," to shoes.

First Nighter: Kinky Boots the Musical Is Truly Kinky -- Despite the Kinks

David Finkle | Posted 06.04.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

If Kinky Boots were judged solely on the merits of its several uproarious numbers and sunspot-bright performances, it would be accounted a runaway hit -- and many happy patrons will do just that.

Curtis M. Wong

Broadway's New Resident Drag Queen On Breaking Barriers | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.06.2014 | Gay Voices

As the star of "Kinky Boots," Billy Porter sways, struts and sashays across a Broadway stage in sequin-studded gowns and 6-inch heels on a nightly bas...

First Nighter: Tony Kushner's Angels in America Flies on Gossamer Wings

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Angels in America remains superlative theater-going and a spectacular achievement.