Two Kinky Boots Charlies Get Hitched on Same Weekend!

first_img Related Shows Kelso originated the role of Harry in Kinky Boots before stepping in to Charlie’s shoes, replacing Tony nominee Stark Sands. He made his Broadway debut in Mamma Mia! and played Fiyero in the national tour of Wicked. Booth appeared on Broadway in Glory Days; his additional credits include Avenue Q in Las Vegas and Dogfight off-Broadway. Kinky Boots Kelso and Coyle (a singer with The Manhattan Dolls) met in 2007 at a friend’s party in Queens. He popped the question on the stage of the Al Hirschfeld Theatre following a performance in September 2013, surrounded by family and friends. As his castmates backed him up during renditions of “On Broadway” and “The Way You Make Me Feel,” a glass case rose from the stage floor with the ring. One weekend, two Charlies, two weddings! Kinky Boots’ leading man on Broadway Andy Kelso and current national tour headliner Steven Booth both celebrated their weddings over the weekend. The New York Times made the announcement for both: Kelso wed Sheila Coyla in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania on October 11, and Booth and Molly Alvarez tied the knot on October 12 in Los Gatos, California. View Comments Congratulations to the happy couples! We’re sure both of you looked positively dashing on your prospective big days in the red thigh-highs. (That did happen, right?) Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Booth and Alvarez’s relationship began as a showmance during the national tour of Happy Days. The two played on-stage lovers, and the romance quickly developed offstage as well. Following a romantic dance to Ella Fitzgerald’s “Misty” last October in the middle of Il Bambino, an Astoria, Queens restaurant, Booth got down on one knee.last_img read more

Women’s basketball: Drake lights up Wisconsin with outside shooting

first_imgThis is not the type of result Wisconsin women’s basketball head coach Bobbie Kelsey had hoped for in year five.Wisconsin (1-1) fell to Drake (2-0) Wednesday night 89-70 at the Kohl Center.After defeating the Badgers last year and entering the game with a win against Iowa State, Drake looked like the well-oiled machine Wisconsin hopes to become.Drake started the game hot, scoring the first eight points, and never trailed at the Kohl Center en route to the win.The Badgers defense forced 23 turnovers on the night, but allowed the Bulldogs to shoot 43 percent from beyond the arc in what proved to be the deciding factor.Drake star Lizzy Wendell paced all scorers with 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting, causing problems for the Wisconsin defense throughout the night with cuts to the lane and mid-range jump shots.Wendell’s presence on the inside allowed teammate Paige Greiner to knock down 4-of-6 three pointers that deflated the Badgers any time they seemed poised at a comeback.Kelsey was not pleased with the attention to detail Wisconsin showed on the defensive end.“Some of it was miscommunication on our part,” Kelsey said. “We talked about what we wanted to do in timeouts and we would have one person messing it up — not paying attention. When that happens you get somebody coming in late, they get open shots and that’s it. And against this kind of team you can’t have mental errors like that. You have to know what you’re doing, five people out there working together, on the same page, and we don’t have that.”For the Badgers, senior Nicole Baumon led the team in scoring with 18 points and Michala Johnson also had a strong night with 12 points and 5 rebounds.However, when a team shoots above 40 percent from downtown and has a 29-point advantage in bench points, it is hard to keep up with the pace.After the game, Kelsey was searching for answers in her effort to limit Drake’s long ball.“That’s totally on the people on the floor,” Kelsey said. “You have to pay attention in the huddle and you have to be on the same page. They took total advantage of that and they didn’t miss.”last_img read more