Photo Flash: Inside Release Party for Billy Porter's New Album, BILLY'S BACK ON BROADWAY
It's been almost a decade since the Pittsburgh-born Billy Porter released a solo album, and since then much has changed for the award-winning artist. Perhaps best known for his Tony Award-winning role as 'Lola' in the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots, Porter's musical background is based in gospel, soul and R&B. On April 15, 2014, Porter releases his debut on Concord Records, Billy's Back on Broadway. Take a look below to see pictures from Porter's release party last night at Bar Naná.
Featuring ten classics made famous on the Great White Way that focus on inspiration, empowerment and hope, the album's title is a nod to Sammy Davis, Jr.'s recording Sammy's Back on Broadway. "The canon of great Broadway songs is so vast and I have so many favorites that the only way I could narrow them down was to choose a theme," Porter says of the songs on Billy's Back on Broadway. "Once I settled on what I wanted to say and the journey I wanted the listener to take, the songs made their presence known rather quickly."
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