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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.

Bernadette Peters, Broadway's Gypsy queen

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- Producers of the $8.5 million Broadway revival of "Gypsy" found the right prescription for success by casting Bernadette Peters in the role of Mama Rose, previo
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'Hairspray' top Tony Awards contender

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- The musical "Hairspray" was the top scorer Monday in the competition for the 57th annual Tony Awards for the best of Broadway, winning 13 nominations including best musical of the 2002-2003 season.
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'Imaginary Friends': A play about enemies

NEW YORK, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- "Imaginary Friends," screenwriter Nora Ephron's first play, is about America's last sensational literary feud between Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy.
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"Sopranos" star James Gandolfini is confirming rumors he spent time in rehab to battle drug and alcohol abuse. The New York Daily News says the tough-guy actor admits as true the allegations his wife has leveled against him during their bitter divorce.
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