Billy Porter's 'While I Yet Live' Explores Actor-Playwright's Journey As A Black, Gay Christian

October 3, 2014 2:45 PM

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Billy Porter may be one of Broadway’s hottest stars, but his latest project is very much the antithesis of the splashy musicals in which he made his name.

The Tony Award-winning star of “Kinky Boots” has documented his experience “as a gay, black Christian man and a survivor of abuse” in a semi-autobiographical new play, “While I Yet Live,” a multigenerational tale set over the course of three Thanksgiving dinners in a Pentecostal family living in Pit...

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