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01/27/2015 01:02 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

'Kinky Boots' Star Billy Porter To Focus On Concerts, Directing On Three-Month Break From Smash Show

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Starting today, Broadway’s “Lola,” TONY-winning performer for his role in "Kinky Boots," Billy Porter will be taking a three month break from the show to revisit his talents as a solo performer and director.

Starting with a concert on Jan. 28, as part of the “Lincoln Center Presents American Songbook Series” in New York City, Porter will perform songs from his 2014 jazz-inflected album “Billy’s Back on Broadway” with a one-night only event recorded for the “Live from Lincoln Center” TV series.

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