Pre-Tonys, "Kinky Boots" cast recording with Pittsburgh's Billy Porter is No. 1 on Billboard's Top Broadway chart

Friday, 07 June 2013 10:18 AM Written by 


A reminder that the Tony Awards are Sunday at 8, and I'll be tweeting and watching and writing and rooting for hometown favorite Billy Porter. Thought I'd share this just-in e-mail saying that the recently released cast recording of "Kinky Boots" -- which, including Porter for lead actor in a musical, is the most nominated show of the Broadway season, has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard’s Top Broadway Albums Chart and at No. 51 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart. That's the highest charting Broadway cast recording in more than two years.

 

PatinaBillyTonysMusic and lyrics are by Broadway first-timer Cyndi Lauper. The recording is produced by Lauper, Stephen OremusWilliam Wittman and Sammy James Jr. The show, based on the British film, features a book by Harvey Fierstein and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell.

 

Watch for reviews of more nominated shows and stars in the PG Sunday Magazine, including Tom Hanks in "Lucky Guy," Nathan Lane in "The Nance" and CMU's Patina Miller in "Pippin." That's Patina with fellow Carnegie Mellon alum Billy Porter, at a gathering of Tony nominees atop the Empire State Building.

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