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‘Kinky Boots’ national tour to prance onto State stage

Friday, April 5, 2019 by REBEKAH HAWK in Focus

“Kinky Boots” prances its way to Easton’s State Theatre for the Arts, 2 and 8 p.m. April 6.

The Tony Award-winning musical is inspired by a true story. The show’s book is by four-time Tony Award recipient Harvey Fierstein. Songs are by Cyndi Lauper, who became the first woman, without a writing partner, to receive a Tony Award for best score.

In the musical, Charlie Price is torn between pursuing his dream of London city life or saving his late father’s bankrupt shoe factory in Northampton, England.

Theater Review: 'Foreigner' hits home at Pa. Playhouse

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 by REBEKAH HAWK in Focus

"The Foreigner," written by Larry Shue and directed by Gary Boyer continuing weekends through Feb. 15 to open the 50th anniversary season of The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem, is a comedy of mistaken identity, intentionally so.

Uptight Englishman Charlie Baker (Steven Schmid) and his friend, Sgt. "Froggy" LeSueur (Fred Broadbent), arrive at a southern lodge. Charlie's upset to the point of catatonic depression because his beloved wife who has been cheating on him with 23 men lays dying in a hospital bed.