Tag: Kinky Boots

Theater

Todrick Hall: YouTube Superstar Takes Turn In “Kinky Boots”

Internet sensation and theater star Todrick Hall is headed back to the Great White Way. The 31-year-old entertainer, who became a breakout star in the entertainment industry with his flash mob pop-ups and viral music videos, will take over as ...
Music

Center Stage: Broadway Star Billy Porter Releasing New CD

Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran Billy Porter is gearing up for the release of his new CD, “Billy’s Back on Broadway” (Concord Records). The album, Porter’s first solo offering since his 2005 independent release, “At the Corner of Broadway + Soul,” ...
Movies

Breakout Star: Lupita Nyong’o Shines In “12 Years A Slave”

Lupita Nyong’o is the Hollywood fresh face with a breakout role in the critically acclaimed film, “12 Years a Slave.” The Kenyan-bred talent was fresh out of the Yale School of Drama when she landed the part of Patsey in ...
Movies

Big Box Office: “12 Years A Slave” Opens Huge In ...

Fox Searchlight’s critically acclaimed film “12 Years A Slave” had a huge first weekend at the box office this past weekend in limited release. The film, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup as a free black man from upstate ...
Theater

Tony Awards: Black Is Back On The Great White Way

It was the second-most diverse night in Tony Awards history, as four African-American actors won statues in major categories from the American Theatre Wing.  Not since 1982 – the year that “Dreamgirls” reigned supreme – have four Black thespians won ...
Theater

“Kinky Boots” On Broadway: Far From A Drag

If I had Cyndi Lauper pen a bonus track for the hit Broadway production “Kinky Boots,” it would be called, “Everyone Has Their Moment!” The tune would embody the story of stage veteran Billy Porter, who is certainly having his ...