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'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.

List of nominees for 2013 Tony Awards

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- The musicals "Matilda" and "Kinky Boots" were among the leading nominees when the 2013 Tony Award nominations were announced in New York Tuesday.
David Hyde Pierce to host Drama League Awards

David Hyde Pierce to host Drama League Awards

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- Actor David Hyde Pierce is to serve as host of the 79th annual Drama League Awards in New York, organizers said Monday.
New York's Drama League to honor Bernadette Peters

New York's Drama League to honor Bernadette Peters

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- The Drama League says it will honor actress Bernadette Peters at the 79th annual Drama League Awards luncheon in New York this spring.
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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.
Webber hopes to salvage 'Love Never Dies'

Webber hopes to salvage 'Love Never Dies'

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Lousy reviews, infighting and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's health combined to put a kibosh on the U.S. opening of "Love Never Dies," theater observers say.

'Legally Blonde' musical hits the road

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A musical stage production of the movie "Legally Blonde" is heading out on a U.S. tour.

Stagehand strike didn't stop Macy's parade

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The ongoing strike by stagehands in New York City did little to limit the festivities Thursday surrounding Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Law would make drug suspects neuter dogs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 8 (UPI) -- The Illinois House of Representatives has approved a bill that would require drug suspects who own vicious dogs to get them spayed or neutered.

Washington Post wins two Polk Awards

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Washington Post's Dana Priest, who reported on secret CIA prisons, and the hurricane-ravaged News Orleans Times-Picayune will receive 2006 Polk Awards.

Ill. may allow species-specific dog ban

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- An Illinois lawmaker is working to strike down his state's prohibition against localities banning or regulating specific dog breeds.

'Never Gonna Dance' evokes Fred and Ginger

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- "Never Gonna Dance," the new Broadway musical adaptation of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers' 1936 RKO film, "Swing Time," is a lovable homage to the romantic musical comedy of yore with a score to die for by Jerome Kern.
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Monty Python goes musical in 'Spamelot'

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A musical adaptation of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is set to open on Broadway in the Spring of 2005, following out-of-town engagements.
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Jerry Mitchell
Jerry Mitchell, 2005 Tony Award winner for "Best Choreography: La Cage aux Folles" poses at the 2005 Tony Award ceremonies held on June 5, 2005 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Jerry Mitchell is an American theatre director and choreographer.

Born in Paw Paw, Michigan, Mitchell's early Broadway credits were as a dancer in The Will Rogers Follies and revivals of Brigadoon and On Your Toes. He is openly gay.

Mitchell's first production as sole choreographer was the 1999 revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, which he followed with The Full Monty.

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