VIDEO: BWW Exclusive - Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter Talk KINKY BOOTS on Next 'Speakeasy'
The next episode of SPEAKEASY will feature Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter discussing their work together on Broadway's KINKY BOOTS. The episode airs on Sunday, October 30th at 7:00 pm EST on public television. (Check local listings). Check out BWW's exclusive sneak peek below!
About the episode: Cyndi Lauper, the Grammy award winning singer and social activist, sits down with Tony Award winner Billy Porter, star of Kinky Boots, to discuss how not only music, but how Kinky Boots has changed their lives and the importance of self acceptance. The pair met when Lauper was writing the music and lyrics to the musical and formed a great friendship. In 2013 Kinky Boots was nominated for 13 TONY AWARDS and took home 6, including the coveted Award for Best Musical. Lauper's win for Best Score makes her the first woman to win alone in that category and Porter took home the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
Speakeasy, the ground-breaking public television series from the producers of Front and Center, is back with an all new season featuring Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers, Grammy Award and Tony Award winners, and iconic musicians exchanging intimate and untold details of their music careers with an interviewer of their choice. Speakeasy is captured on location at the historic Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, in front of a live audience and celebrates the "art of conversation." Tales of historically creative music collaborations, incarceration, politics and activism, as well as moments that helped shape their lives, highlight the second season of Speakeasy, which premieres on public television stations nationwide beginning October 16th. This season features conversations with Frankie Valli and Paul Shaffer, David Crosby and Wynton Marsalis, Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter, Graham Nash and Rita Coolidge, Ian Hunter and Joe Elliot, and Robbie Robertson and Warren Zanes. Check to confirm local listings for air times and dates.
Speakeasy is a production of Front and Center Entertainment, LLC. The series is distributed by American Public Television. For more information about Speakeasy visit www.speak-easy.tv. To learn more about Front and Center visit www.FrontandCenter.com