Just when you thought Panic! at the Disco couldn’t get any more theatrical, they just elevated it to another level. On Tuesday (April 11), frontman Brendon Urie took to social media to announce that he will be heading to Broadway during the summer months for a stint in the Tony-award winning musical, Kinky Boots. The singer posted a short video on Twitter and Facebook to announce his summer plans. He also revealed that being on Broadway is on his bucket list.
“I’m thrilled to be making my Broadway debut with this fantastic company,” Urie said in a statement. “I’m a huge fan of Kinky Boots and musical theater and am honored to be joining the cast.”
He add: “That’s crazy to say because this has been on my bucket list for the longest time and it really is a dream come true. I’m just so incredibly excited. That’s wild. Plus, you guys get to see me in those heels now, so that’s pretty cool!”
Urie’s stint as Charlie will begin on May 26 and conclude on Aug. 6.
Urie will play Charlie Price, a man who inherited a failing shoe factory from his late father. Throughout the show, Charlie befriends a cabaret performer and drag queen named Lola and the two strike up a partnership to start producing a line of high-heeled boots in an effort to resurrect the shoe factory.
The Broadway show was inspired by the 2005 British film also named Kinky Boots. The British film, in turn, was inspired by a 1999 documentary by BBC titled Trouble at the Top. On of the episodes of the series centered around Steve Pateman, who was struggling to save his family-run shoe factory from closure. Instead of closing, Paterman decided to produce fetish footwear for men, under the brand name “Divine Footwear.”
Currently, orchestra seats for Urie’s shows are available at a discounted price of $99 using the promo cod BRENDON. This special offer is only available until Friday, April 15.
As for Panic! at the Disco, the group will wrap up their massive Death of a Bachelor arena tour this Sunday, April 16, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.