Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie to star on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t panic, folks — Panic! at the Disco’s singer Brendon Urie is about to make his Broadway stage debut in “Kinky Boots.”

The singer-songwriter will play a factory honcho in the musical starting next month, lured by the show’s producers who were curious to see if he was interested in exploring some sort of role. Urie joked that he offered to build sets, but will settle on singing.

Urie tells The Associated Press: “This is a step in an exciting direction for me because I’ve always dreamed of being a part of Broadway in some way.”

The Tony Award-winning “Kinky Boots” is about a staid British shoe factory on the brink of ruin that retrofits itself into a maker of footwear for drag queens. It has songs by Cyndi Lauper.