KINKY BOOTS Tony Nominees Stark Sands, Billy Porter and Annaleigh Ashford Set for Barnes & Noble Album Signing, 5/31
Produced by Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Oremus, William Wittman and Sammy James, Jr., the Kinky Boots Original Broadway Cast Recording will be available on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013. The show will hold a cast album signing on May 31 at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble.
Scheduled to appear are the show's stars Billy Porter, Stark Sands and Annaleigh Ashford; the event begins at 5pm. KINKY BOOTS opened on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on April 4, 2013 and yesterday received 13 Tony nominations, including nods for Porter, Sands and Ashford.
In Kinky Boots, Charlie Price (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 (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).