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Now Casting: Nonunion ‘Kinky Boots’ Tour + More Opportunities

18 May 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Kinky Boots,” the 2013 Best Musical Tony Award winner, is holding New York City auditions for an upcoming nonunion touring production, and we have all the details you need to apply. Plus three more gigs seeking talent nationwide! “Kinky Boots” National Toura nonunion touring production of the Tony Award winning Best Musical “Kinky Boots” is casting. Auditions will be held by appointment in New York City on May 31 and June 1 for lead, supporting, and ensemble roles. The production will open Sept. 18, with hired talent contracted through May 13, 2018. Compensation will begin at $450/week, with per diem, travel, housing, and health insurance also provided. “Cracked”“Cracked,” a short film depicting a woman who “takes out the frustrations of her marriage onto her new neighbor,” is casting for a lead and supporting role. Production is slated for June 28–July 2 in Los Angeles. Hired talent will be paid $150/day, as well as provided meals and copy. »

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King Kong Is Heading To Broadway

17 May 2017 5:16 PM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Broadway musicals making the jump to the big screen is nothing new, with the likes of Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and Chicago all gracing the silver screen over the years. What you may not be aware of is the number of movies that have been turned into musicals. Rocky, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, Aladdin, and, of course, The Lion King (amongst many, many others) have all graced the stages of Broadway. Now, something big is heading to The Great White Way, with the announcement of the King Kong musical. This adaption, which first ran in Australia in 2013, retells the tale of the 1933 classic, with a massive puppet of the Eight Wonder of the World needing 35 puppeteers to operate it.  While musicals may not be your cup of tea, you can’t deny that the prospect of seeing one of Cinema’s most iconic creatures brought to »

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Check Out Brendon Urie in His Kinky Boots Costume — Underwear, Thigh-High Stilettos and All!

16 May 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Brendon Urie is ready to take his place as Broadway’s newest (rock) star.

The Panic! at the Disco frontman will make his Broadway debut in Kinky Boots on May 26, and People has an exclusive first look at him in character, complete with a pair of ruby-red, thigh-high stilettos! Through Aug. 6, Urie will star as Charlie Price, a shoe factory owner who befriends a drag queen named Lola who helps him save his family’s business.

A musical theater aficionado, the rocker, 30, has been a fan of the Cyndi Lauper-scored musical since the first time he saw it.

“I »

- Jeff Nelson

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Cyndi Lauper Puts Her Connecticut Home Up for Sale — See Where She Wrote Kinky Boots

11 May 2017 6:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Cyndi Lauper is moving on, and she’s asking for $1.25 million.

The 63-year-old singer listed the Stamford, Connecticut home she shares with husband Dave Thornton on Thursday.

The couple purchased the 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom house around the time her True Colors album was released in the 1980’s, according to her listing agent, Michael B. Leventhal at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties.

She intended for it to be a getaway home where she would be able to write music, and it worked. Lauper wrote five albums in the residence, as well as the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, which she composed in »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Watch: Billy Porter Calls for Lgbt Acceptance During Trump Era: Until We ‘Love Each Other Unconditionally, No One Wins’

9 May 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

On Saturday, Billy Porter delivered a stirring call to action for all members and allies of the Lgbtq community.

At the 28th GLAAD Media Awards in New York, the Kinky Boots star received the Vito Russo Award, an honor bestowed upon an out member of the media who has worked to promote acceptance. Presenting him with the honor was his longtime friend Rosie O’Donnell, who accepted the award herself in 2003.

People has exclusive video footage of Porter’s acceptance speech, during which he shared a moving story, recalling the time in 1996 that he visited The Rosie O’Donnell Show while still in the closet. »

- Jeff Nelson

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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell Share a Kiss While Getting Dual Stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

4 May 2017 2:24 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

After 33 years together, and nearly 50 years in show business, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a special joint ceremony.

The longtime couple shared a sweet kiss at the podium on Thursday, where they were joined by guests including Hawn’s daughter, Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon and Quentin Tarantino.

“Can we just get married? We’ve never had a celebration like this before,” Hawn said with a laugh.

“Thank you to my beautiful daughter and my other beautiful daughter,” she continued. “This means more to me as I start reflecting on things. I »

- Mike Miller

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Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn Appreciate Stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

4 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kurt Russell started his career in the early 1960s, was signed by Walt Disney to a 10-year contract and became the Mouse House’s biggest human star, but he’s only now getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He’s cool with it. “It gives you a better sense of appreciation,” says the man who will play Star-Lord’s father in “The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2,” set for release May 6. “The timing wasn’t right before, we were going somewhere, or doing something.”

Russell and his longtime partner, Goldie Hawn, will receive star honors in a double ceremony on May 4.


Goldie Hawn Is Busier Than Ever With Her Foundation

While double ceremonies are unusual, they are not unheard of, says a Walk of Fame spokeswoman.

Richard and Lauren Shuler Donner, Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams (“Laverne & Shirley”), married actors William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, »

- Shalini Dore

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Dnce to Perform, Billy Porter to Be Honored at GLAAD Media Awards

26 April 2017 10:23 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

They’ll eat cake by the Hudson River!

Dnce — who recently released their new single “Kissing Strangers” featuring Nicki Minaj — will kick off the GLAAD Media Awards with a performance in New York May 6.

In addition to the Joe Jonas-fronted act’s set, Tony winner Billy Porter will be honored at the 28th annual event, which recognizes members and allies of the Lgbtq community for their advocacy work.

Billy Porter is a trailblazer who has helped move inclusion forward for marginalized communities in theatre and music communities,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said of the Kinky Boots star, »

- Jeff Nelson

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Billy Porter and Pentatonix Breathe New Life Into ‘Oh, What a Beautiful Morning’

13 April 2017 8:03 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Grammy and Tony winner Billy Porter is infusing his soulful style into the songbook of one of America’s most iconic composers — and he’s invited some very special friends along for the journey.

The 47-year-old singer and actor, known for his award-winning role in Broadway’s Kinky Boots, is teaming up with greats like India.Arie, Deborah Cox, Todrick Hall and more on his fourth studio album — Billy Porter Presents the Soul of Richard Rodgers (out Friday).

People’s got the exclusive first listen of Porter’s collaboration with a cappella supergroup Pentatonix, as they tackle Rodgers’ 1943 tune “Oh, »

- Dave Quinn

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Brendon Urie, Panic! At The Disco Frontman, To Make Broadway Debut [Ticket Info]

12 April 2017 12:08 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Brendon Urie, the lead singer and the only remaining original member of Panic! at the Disco, will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical, Kinky Boots, this summer. Urie will make his debut on May 26 and will perform his final show on August 6 in the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York. > Buy […]

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Panic! at the Disco Frontman Brendon Urie to Make Broadway Debut in Kinky Boots

11 April 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | | See recent news »


Brendon Urie will make his Broadway debut in Kinky Boots. From May 26 to Aug. 6, the Panic! at the Disco frontman will star as shoe factory owner Charlie Price in the glam musical.

“I’m thrilled to be making my Broadway debut with this fantastic company,” Urie said Tuesday in a statement. “I’m a huge fan of Kinky Boots and musical theatre, and am honored to be joining the cast.”

The announcement comes after Urie, 29, has enjoyed a particularly successful year. Since Panic!’s Frank Sinatra-inspired fifth LP Death of a Bachelor dropped in January 2016, the pop-punk act »

- Jeff Nelson

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Stage Door: Amélie, The Musical

5 April 2017 6:38 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

By Dancin' Dan

Say what you will about the seemingly unending run of new Broadway musicals based on non-musical films, enough of them have been good enough that you write them off at your own risk. Kinky Boots and Waitress are just two recent examples of stage musicals that, if anything, improve on their source material. The just-opened Amélie, an adaptation of the 2001 Jean-Pierre Jeunet film, attempts to recreate the success of those two adaptations: An established, inventive director in Pam MacKinnon, music and lyrics by singer-songwriter Daniel Messé (of music group Hem) with some help from musical vet Nathan Tysen, and a book by the respected playwright Craig Lucas (Prelude to a Kiss). And of course, a Broadway star on the rise in the lead role: the angel-voiced Philippa Soo, who stole hearts in Hamilton and the Off-Broadway incarnation of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.

Unfortunately, this new »

- Denny

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Princess Diana's Charitable Legacy Is Celebrated on National Kindness Day

31 March 2017 8:59 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Princess Diana dedicated much of her life to bettering the lives of others, a legacy that has lived on in her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. On Friday, all of the UK will attempt to replicate her charitable contributions to the world by celebrating National Kindness Day. The Diana Award charity set up the national event in hopes of achieving a record 20,000 "tangible" acts of kindness over the course of 24 hours, which is a nod to the 20th anniversary of the late royal's untimely, tragic death. The charity was originally created to campaign against bullying and is still supported by Harry and William. According to the Diana Award charity, 56 percent of the British population has experienced a random act of kindness in the last year, ranging from random compliments to giving directions to someone when they're lost. "It's heartening to see that as a nation we're kind and caring »

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Princess Diana Is Remembered on National Kindness Day

31 March 2017 7:22 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

When it came to kindness, Princess Diana reigned supreme. And now her memory is inspiring simple acts of kindness through a special campaign that kicked off Friday in the U.K.

The late princess has inspired National Kindness Day, which has been set up by the Diana Award charity. Throughout 2017, the charity is aiming to record 20,000 tangible acts of kindness on a special site.

The charity, which aims to bring awareness to the issue of bullying and promote mentoring, is publicly supported by her sons Prince William and Prince Harry. And the campaign is one of many commemorations of the »

- Simon Perry

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Awards Roundup: CinemaCon to Fete Naomi Watts, Pflag National to Honor Martha Plimpton and More

24 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.

– Pflag National — the nation’s largest organization for families, friends, and allies of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (Lgbt) — will celebrate The Ninth Annual Straight for Equality Awards, celebrating high-profile allies who are moving equality forward for the Lgbt community, and transforming the way that Lgbtq people are understood and treated by using their talents in their respective fields to empower others to also become engaged on the issues.

This year, the event will celebrate Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Martha Plimpton, CNN political analyst Ana Navarro, and Alcoa. Attendees will also enjoy a performance from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical “Kinky Boots.” The evening will be hosted by comedian Fortune Feimster.

– Two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts will receive the CinemaCon Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film Award, it was announced by CinemaCon Managing Director, »

- Kate Erbland

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NBC’s ‘Bye Bye Birdie Live!’ Adds Jerry Mitchell, Alex Rudzinski to Creative Team

3 March 2017 11:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has added stage director Jerry Mitchell and live-television director Alex Rudzinski to the creative team for its next live musical event, “Bye Bye Birdie Live!” Mitchell and Rudzinski worked together on last year’s NBC musical, “Hairspray Live!”

“It’s a joy to work with Jerry Mitchell and Alex Rudzinski again after their incredible partnership on ‘Hairspray Live!,’ which elevated our live musicals to a new height,” said Bob Greenblatt, chairman, NBC Entertainment. “Jerry is the cream of the crop of Broadway director/choreographers with two hits running on Broadway right now, and Alex is peerless in the world of live television direction.”

Mitchell served as choreographer on “Hairspray Live!” and is the director of Broadway musical “Get On Your Feet,” about the life of Gloria Estefan. He is a Tony winner for 2013’s “Kinky Boots” and 2005’s revival of “La Cage Aux Folles.”

Rudzinski, who directed “Hairspray Live!” is »

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Check Out Broadway Star Billy Porter’s Very Handsome Wedding Cake

25 January 2017 11:04 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Because Billy Porter and his husband decided to get married 16 (!) days into their engagement, they planned their day around the essentials: close friends and family, a few cases of bubbly — and a handsome cake, of course.

The Broadway star, 47, and his longtime partner Adam Smith — the 35-year-old co-owner of eyewear company Native Ken — said “I do” on Jan. 14 at a pal’s Chelsea penthouse in Manhattan. After exchanging vows, the newlyweds toasted with champagne and dessert from N.Y.C.’s Empire Cake: a two-tier confection, complete with bow ties and his-and-his cake toppers.

The sweet treat was a perfect fit for the intimate soirée, »

- Jeff Nelson

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Rosie Perez at Inauguration Day ‘Concert For America’: ‘When You Are Born Into Poverty, You Need Help’

20 January 2017 8:55 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Rosie Perez opened up about growing up in poverty at an Inauguration Day concert in New York City Friday.

Perez, 52, spoke to an excited crowd at a concert designed to raise money for national organizations dedicated to protecting civil rights, women’s health and environmental protection.

“They can’t win. We can’t have hate win,” she said of the incoming Trump administration. “Especially the kids that are less than in regards to living in poverty. We have someone who might be the head of housing who said that poverty is a choice.”

She continued: “My a– didn’t choose to be poor. »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Watch Live: Broadway’s Biggest Stars Sing Out in Inauguration Day ‘Concert For America’

20 January 2017 11:50 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Broadway’s biggest stars are lending their voices to an Inauguration Day concert in New York City Friday, designed to raise money for national organizations dedicated to protecting civil rights, women’s health and environmental protection.

The event is already sold out, but People and Entertainment Weekly is streaming the show live from N.Y.C.’s Town Hall beginning at 3 p.m. Est — right here on

It’ll also be streaming on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (Pen). Go to, or download the app for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, Xfinity, »

- Dave Quinn

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Billy Porter Says Husband Adam Smith ‘Was the One That Got Away’ Before They Rekindled Their Romance and Got Married

18 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Broadway star Billy Porter and his longtime partner Adam Smith said “I do” this weekend — and while they were only engaged for 16 days, their big day was nearly eight years in the making!

The performer and his husband first met at a dinner with mutual friends in February of 2009, shortly after Smith moved to New York City from Los Angeles.

“I sat next to Billy,” says Smith, 35, co-owner of the eyewear company Native Ken. “I found out later that wasn’t by accident!”

Indeed, Porter spotted his future husband en route to the restaurant in N.Y.C.’s Hell »

- Jeff Nelson

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