Masterworks Broadway Releases Original Broadway Cast Recording of Kinky Boots
Recording Available May 28th, 2013
Music & Lyrics by Grammy Award-winning Rock Icon Cyndi Lauper
NEW YORK, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
"Cyndi Lauper's infectious score is cause for celebration!" – Entertainment Weekly
"A heat-seeking score that performs like a pop star on ecstasy." – The New York Times
"The best Broadway score in years." – ABC-TV
MASTERWORKS BROADWAY announces the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Kinky Boots. Produced by Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Oremus, William Wittman and Sammy James, Jr., the album will be available on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013.
Kinky Boots opened on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on April 4, 2013 to rave reviews. USA Today called it "a sizzling, high-spirited new musical that's bound to put cheer in your heart!" Broadway's new high-heeled hit has also been chosen as the critic's pick by The New York Times, New York magazine and Time Out New York, as well as Entertainment Weekly's "Must List."
In Kinky Boots, Charlie Price (Tony® Award nominee Stark Sands) has suddenly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola (Billy Porter). A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
Inspired by a true story and based on the Miramax motion picture written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, Kinky Boots features a warm and witty book by four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage, Torch Song Trilogy, Newsies) and a richly diverse musical score from Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper, in her stunning theatrical debut. The production is directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, La Cage, Broadway Bares), with music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Stephen Oremus (Book of Mormon, Wicked).
Tony® Award nominee Stark Sands and Billy Porter lead a cast of thirty-two that also includes Annaleigh Ashford, Celina Carvajal, Daniel Sherman, Marcus Neville, Paul Canaan, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Kyle Taylor Parker, Kyle Post, Charlie Sutton, Joey Taranto, Andy Kelso, Tory Ross, Jennifer Perry, Adinah Alexander, Eric Anderson, Eugene Barry-Hill, Stephen Berger, Caroline Bowman, Cole Bullock, Sandra DeNise, Jonah Halperin, Eric Leviton, Ellyn Marie Marsh, John Jeffrey Martin, Marquise Neal, Nathan Peck, Robert Pendilla, Lucia Spina, Sebastian Hedges Thomas and Timothy Ware.
Kinky Boots is produced on Broadway by Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network, CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergere, Allan S. Gordon & Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy and Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein and Dorsey Regal, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Michael DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom and Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp, and Jujamcyn Theaters.
Masterworks Broadway is a label of Sony Masterworks. For email updates and information on Masterworks Broadway please visit www.masterworksbroadway.com. For more information on the musical, please visit www.kinkybootsthemusical.com.
1 Price and Son Theme / The Most Beautiful Thing in the World
2 Take What You Got
3 Land of Lola
4 Charlie's Soliloquy
5 Step One
6 Sex Is In The Heel
7 The History of Wrong Guys
8 Not My Father's Son
9 Everybody Say Yeah
10 What A Woman Wants
11 In This Corner
12 Charlie's Soliloquy Reprise
13 Soul of a Man
14 Hold Me in Your Heart
15 Raise You Up / Just Be
SOURCE Masterworks Broadway
For further information: MASTERWORKS BROADWAY, Angela Barkan, Angela.Barkan@sonymusic.com, 212.833.8575, or Larissa Slezak, Larissa.Slezak@sonymusic.com, 212.833.6075; Contact for Kinky Boots: Rick Miramontez, email@example.com, Molly Barnett, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Chelsea Nachman, email@example.com, all at 212-695-7400