Kinky Boots (Broadway cast album)

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Kinky Boots
Soundtrack album cast recording by Various
Released May 28, 2013 (2013-05-28)
Length 55:02
Label Masterworks Broadway

A Broadway original cast album for the musical Kinky Boots was released on May 28, 2013, less than two months after the show opened on Broadway.[1] It was produced by Cyndi Lauper, who wrote the songs, Stephen Oremus, the orchestrator and conductor, and William Wittman.[2] On release it premiered at number one on the Billboard Cast Albums Chart and number fifty-one on the Billboard 200 chart,[3] making it the highest charting Broadway cast recording since The Book of Mormon's album was released two years earlier.[4]

Before the album's release and the show's Chicago tryout beginning in October 2012, the song "Sex Is in the Heel" became the first Broadway song to reach the top 10 of the Billboard club charts in 25 years.[5] "Land of Lola" was released as a dance remix by Wayne G. & LFB in June 2013.[6]

No. Title Length
1. "Price and Son Theme / The Most Beautiful Thing in the World"   6:20
2. "Take What You Got"   3:18
3. "Land of Lola"   3:07
4. "Charlie's Soliloquy"   1:17
5. "Step One"   2:48
6. "Sex Is In The Heel"   4:34
7. "The History of Wrong Guys"   3:48
8. "Not My Father's Son"   5:57
9. "Everybody Say Yeah"   4:19
10. "What A Woman Wants"   3:54
11. "In This Corner"   4:56
12. "Charlie's Soliloquy Reprise"   0:49
13. "Soul of a Man"   3:22
14. "Hold Me in Your Heart"   3:04
15. "Raise You Up / Just Be"   6:09

Reception[edit]

The album received a favorable review in Playbill from Steven Suskin[7] and won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Everybody Say Yeah": Kinky Boots Broadway Cast Album Released May 28". playbill.com. Playbill. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kinky Boots Cast Album Coming Soon!". masterworksbroadway.com. Masterworks Broadway. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kinky Boots Broadway Cast Album Debuts at #1 on Billboard Chart". playbill.com. Playbill. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kinky Boots Debuts at No 1 On Billboard Cast Album Chart". top40-charts.com. Top 40 Charts. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Ryzik, Melena (2013-03-14). "So Unusual for a Theater Tunesmith". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  6. ^ Hetrick, Adam (2013-06-28). "Kinky Boots' "Land of Lola," With Billy Porter, Released as Dance Remix". Playbill. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  7. ^ Suskin, Steven (2013-08-04). "On The Record: The New Broadway Cast Album of Kinky Boots and Audra McDonald's "Go Back Home"". Playbill. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  8. ^ Hetrick, Adam (2014-01-26). "Kinky Boots Wins Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album". Playbill. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 

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