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Kinky Boots’ Billy Porter Waited His Whole Life To Perform In Pittsburgh

It’s not often the Tony award winning star of a Broadway musical joins a traveling cast but Pittsburgh’s own Billy Porter had a lifelong goal he wanted to accomplish.

Porter joined the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about appearing in Pittsburgh CLO’s Kinky Boots, his latest album and why making a rare off-Broadway appearance in his hometown was important to him.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/07/2015

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‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Gives Interesting Response To Final Question

A contestant on “Jeopardy!” generated some buzz Monday night with a guess at the final question. But, the humorous guess has a Pittsburgh connection.

05/26/2015

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Best Upcoming Theater Productions In Pittsburgh

Taking in one (or all) of these shows may bring a deeper appreciation of the arts, or simply allow a seasoned theatergoer to decompress during this oft-strenuous season.

12/22/2014

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City Council Honors Tony Award Winner Billy Porter

He grew up here, went to high school and then college here, but Billy Porter said he was never ready for what happened in his hometown today.

10/01/2013

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Family Celebrates Billy Porter’s Tony Award Win

The Tony Awards were handed out last night in New York and a Pittsburgher took home one of the top honors.

06/10/2013

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‘Matilda: The Musical’ Lands 12 Tony Award Nominations

“Matilda: The Musical” is a witty musical adaptation of the novel by Roald Dahl and is true to his bleak vision of childhood as a savage battleground.

05/01/2013

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What Makes ‘Kinky Boots’ Tick And Why It Grabbed 13 Noms

What does it take to make a great Broadway musical? A talented score, a clever book, great singing and dancing, impressive costumes and an engaging set. Do all great musicals hit all of these points equally well? Of course not. But “Kinky Boots” does.

04/30/2013

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‘Kinky Boots’ Leads Tony Award Nominations With 13

The nominations were announced Tuesday in a televised event co-hosted by Tony winner Sutton Foster and “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9.

04/30/2013