Billy Porter and Stark Sands Will Return to Broadway's Kinky Boots

Broadway News   Billy Porter and Stark Sands Will Return to Broadway's Kinky Boots The two actors opened the Tony-winning musical in 2013 and will return to the production for a limited engagement this fall.
Stark Sands and Billy Porter in <i>Kinky Boots</i>
Stark Sands and Billy Porter in Kinky Boots Sean Williams

Original Kinky Boots stars Billy Porter and Stark Sands will return to Kinky Boots this fall, reprising their performances as Lola and Charlie, respectively.

Delaney Westfall
Delaney Westfall

Tony Award winner Porter and Tony nominee Sands will return to the production at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre September 26 for a limited engagement through January 7, 2018.

“We’re so excited that the schedules have aligned for this to happen,” producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig said in a joint statement. “It’s rare that we get to welcome an original star back to a show almost five years into its run, so to get to welcome both Billy and Stark back together is a thrill for all of us!”

Original cast member Andy Kelso, who succeeded Sands as Charlie Price in 2014, returns to the role August 8 for a seven-week engagement. He joins current Lola J. Harrison Ghee, who also starred as Lola in the touring production of Kinky Boots.

In other casting news, Delaney Westfall will join the Broadway company of Kinky Boots as Lauren starting August 22. She steps in for Taylor Louderman, who is set to take on the role of Regina George in the D.C. world premiere of the Mean Girls musical.

Read: MEAN GIRLS FINDS ITS PLASTICS IN TAYLOR LOUDERMAN AND ASHLEY PARK

A new block of tickets for Kinky Boots, which has played more than 1,750 performance at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, is now on sale through August 26, 2018.

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