Weekend TV: Billy Porter on PBS, 'A.D.'

April 3, 2015 10:06 AM

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The exuberant Kinky Boots Tony winner gives a master class in stage presence and performance with this entertaining mix of new songs, standards, and interesting takes on seldom-performed show tunes. Porter offers rawness and honesty tempered by skill and showmanship, and that's a potent brew.

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