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Kinky Boots wins Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album

News January 2014The Masterworks Broadway original cast album of Kinky Boots, the Tony Award-winning musical that features a score by Grammy and Tony winner Cyndi Lauper, has won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, at the awards ceremony on 26th January 2014.

Based on the 2005 film of the same name, the Northampton, U.K. set musical has a new book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage aux Folles, Newsies) and a score by “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” hit-maker and “True Colors” songwriter Lauper.

The original Broadway cast album, which was released 28th May, 2013, from Masterworks Broadway, went straight in at Number 1 on Billboard’s Top Broadway Albums Chart.

Other musicals competing in the category included Matilda The Musical and Motown the Musical.

Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (2004’s La Cage aux Folles, Legally Blonde, Catch Me If You Can), who will shortly be opening Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in London’s West End, directs and choreographs Kinky Boots, which has a number of show-stopping numbers by Porter and a number of drag performers.

Kinky Boots opened to critical acclaim on Broadway on 4th April 2013, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Jerry Mitchell has commented in an interview recently that he hopes to have Kinky Boots opening in London’s West End in 2015.

In addition to taking Best Musical and Tony wins for Lauper (Best Score), Mitchell (Best Choreography) and Billy Porter (Best Actor), Kinky Boots also saw awards go to Stephen Oremus (Orchestrations) and John Shivers (Sound Design).

Musical supervision, arrangements and orchestrations for Kinky Boots are by Tony Award winner Stephen Oremus (The Book of Mormon, Wicked).

Kinky Boots track list:
1. “Price & Son Theme”/”The Most Beautiful Thing in the World”
2. “Take What You Got”
3. “The Land of Lola”
4. “Charlie’s Soliloquy”
5. “Step One”
6. “Sex Is In The Heel”
7. “The History of Wrong Guys”
8. “I’m Not My Father’s Son”
9. “Everybody Say Yeah”
10. “What A Woman Wants”
11. “In This Corner”
12. “Charlie’s Soliloquy Reprise”
13. “The Soul of a Man”
14. “Hold Me in Your Heart”
15. “Raise You Up”/”Just Be”

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