PANIC! AT THE DISCO’S BRENDON URIE TO MAKE BROADWAY DEBUT IN KINKY BOOTS THIS SUMMER

PANIC! AT THE DISCO’S BRENDON URIE TO MAKE BROADWAY DEBUT IN KINKY BOOTS THIS SUMMER
 
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New York, NY (April 11, 2017) – Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Grammy Award-nominated Panic! At the Disco front man Brendon Urie will make his Broadway debut as ‘Charlie Price’ in Kinky Boots, beginning Friday, May 26 through August 6, 2017 at The Hirschfeld Theatre. Urie succeeds Killian Donnellyin the hit musical, which just celebrated its 4-year anniversary on Broadway.  He joins a cast that includes J. Harrison Ghee as ‘Lola,’ and Taylor Louderman as ‘Lauren.’
“I’m thrilled to be making my Broadway debut with this fantastic company,” Urie said. “I’m a huge fan of Kinky Boots and musical theatre, and am honored to be joining the cast.”
The winner of six 2013 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a Tony® Award-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell. Kinky Bootstells the uplifting and heartwarming tale of Charlie Price, a young man reluctantly taking over his family’s struggling shoe factory and looking for a fresh idea. Charlie meets and finds inspiration in Lola and together, they discover that it takes a good friend to make a great pair. For more information on Kinky Boots, click HERE.
Later this week, Panic! At The Disco will wrap their Death Of A Bachelor Tour, a headline U.S. arena run in celebration of the success of their platinum-certified fifth studio album Death Of A Bachelor. The 35-city tour has also been a  commercial and critical success with media praising, “[Urie’s] stage presence was phenomenal” (NY Observer), and “Panic have reached the next level” (Forbes).
Death Of A Bachelor was released on January 15, 2016 via DCD2/Fueled By Ramen/Crush Music and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Death Of A Bachelor was the highest selling rock album and fourth-highest selling album overall in 2016, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Earlier this year, the Recording Industry Association of America honored Panic! At The Disco with the platinum certification of Death Of A Bachelor for exceeding 1,000,000 units sold. The album has also spawned RIAA certified gold singles “Hallelujah”, “Emperor’s New Clothes”, and “Death Of A Bachelor”. Death of A Bachelor was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2017 GRAMMY® Awards.
 
About Panic! At The Disco
Award-winning internationally acclaimed rock band Panic! At The Disco released their latest album, Death of a Bachelor, in January 2016. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with their single “Victorious” debuting at No. 1 on iTunes Top Songs, iTunes Alternative Songs, and Billboard and Twitter’s Trending 140 charts just hours after its release. The song has amassed over 43 million streams to date. The first song off the album, “Hallelujah,” was released to equal enthusiasm early last year and has since accumulated more than 41 million streams on Spotify and over 23 million plays on YouTube. Their current single, “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time,” has over 26 million plays and is steadily climbing the charts as a follow-up to the two Top 10 Alternative hits from Death of a Bachelor, which was recently certified Gold by the RIAA. The band’s Gold-certified fourth studio album, Too Weird To Live, Too Rare to Die!, was released in October 2013, and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, marking their second album to do so.  The album’s lead single, “Miss Jackson (Feat. Lolo),” was certified Gold and charted in the Top 10 on the Alternative and Modern Rock charts, and has amassed over 39 million views on YouTube to date. The follow-up single, “This Is Gospel,” has more than 69 million views on YouTube. Panic! At The Disco’s previous albums include 2005’s double-platinum A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, 2008’s Gold-certified Pretty. Odd., which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, andVices & Virtues, which debuted at No. 7. Panic! At The Disco have been nominated for multiple awards, including a GRAMMY, Teen Choice Award, Alternative Press Music Award, Kerrang! Award, and MTV Video Music Awards. At the MTV VMAs in 2006, they won the highly coveted Video of the Year trophy for the video for their smash “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.”

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