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Billy Porter extends run in Broadway musical 'Kinky Boots'

Billy Porter extends run in Broadway musical 'Kinky Boots'

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Tony Award-winning actor Billy Porter has extended his contract in the Broadway musical "Kinky Boots," producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced.
'Kinky Boots' cast to raise money for True Colors Fund

'Kinky Boots' cast to raise money for True Colors Fund

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The stars of "Kinky Boots" are to appear alongside the Broadway musical's composer, Cyndi Lauper, for her True Colors Cabaret benefit, producers said.
'Kinky Boots' national tour to begin in 2014

'Kinky Boots' national tour to begin in 2014

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- "Kinky Boots," which won the Tony Award for Best Musical this week, is to kick off its national tour in September 2014 in Las Vegas, producers announced.

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'Kinky Boots' Broadway cast recording to be released

'Kinky Boots' Broadway cast recording to be released

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- The original Broadway cast recording of "Kinky Boots," with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, is being prepared for release, its U.S. record label said Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
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'Newsies' extends Broadway run

'Newsies' extends Broadway run

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- The Broadway run of the new musical "Newsies" has been extended by two months, the show's producers announced Monday.
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Lauper, Fierstein create 'Kinky Boots' musical

Lauper, Fierstein create 'Kinky Boots' musical

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A stage musical based on the British film "Kinky Boots," with a book by Harvey Fierstein, and music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, is to premiere in Chicago.
Jeremy Jordan to reprise 'Newsies' role on Broadway

Jeremy Jordan to reprise 'Newsies' role on Broadway

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Jeremy Jordan is to lead the cast of "Newsies" when the musical moves from New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse to Broadway in March.
'Newsies' musical heading to Broadway

'Newsies' musical heading to Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- "Newsies, The New American Musical" is to open in March at Broadway's Nederlander Theater, the show's producers said Tuesday.
Sieber joins 'La Cage' cast

Sieber joins 'La Cage' cast

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- Christopher Sieber has signed on to play Georges in the Broadway revival of "La Cage Aux Folles," the musical's producers said Tuesday.
Tambor to co-star in 'La Cage'

Tambor to co-star in 'La Cage'

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Jeffrey Tambor is to make his Broadway musical debut in the revival of "La Cage Aux Folles," the show's producers said in New York Wednesday.
Fierstein to appear in 'La Cage' revival

Fierstein to appear in 'La Cage' revival

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein is to join the cast of the Broadway revival of "La Cage aux Folles," producers of the musical announced Tuesday.
Grammer to make Broadway musical debut

Grammer to make Broadway musical debut

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Television actor Kelsey Grammer has signed on to make his Broadway musical debut in the revival of "La Cage Aux Folles," the show's producers said.
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NYP2003060829 - NEW YORK, JUNE 8 (UPI) Harvey Fierstein, Best Actor in a Musical for his work in the production "Hairspray," poses with his award at the 2003 Tony Awards ceremonies held on June 8, 2003 at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Harvey Forbes Fierstein (born June 6, 1952) is a U.S. actor and playwright, noted for the early (1982) distinction of winning Tony Awards for both writing and playing the lead role in his long-running play Torch Song Trilogy, about a gay drag-performer and his quest for true love and family, as well as writing the award-winning book to the musical La Cage aux Folles. He has since become a champion for gay civil rights.

Fierstein was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jacqueline Harriet (née Gilbert), a school librarian, and Irving Fierstein, a handkerchief manufacturer. Raised Jewish, Fierstein is now an atheist.

Fierstein occasionally writes columns about gay issues. He was openly gay at a time when very few celebrities were. His careers as a stand-up comic and female impersonator are mostly behind him. Fierstein resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

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