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Lauper’s ‘Kinky Boots’ gets a leading 13 Tony Award nods



Published: Wed, May 1, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

MARK KENNEDY

AP Drama Writer

New york

The Cyndi Lauper-scored “Kinky Boots” has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import “Matilda: The Musical” close behind with 12. Tom Hanks, making his Broadway debut, earned a nod as leading man in a play.

“Kinky Boots” is based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear. Lauper’s songs and a story by Harvey Fierstein have made it a crowd-pleaser.

The “Kinky Boots” haul did not match the record number of nominations for a musical, which is 15, set by “The Producers” in 2001 and “Billy Elliot” in 2009. “The Book of Mormon” nabbed 14 Tony nods in 2011.

“Lucky Guy,” Nora Ephron’s portrait of Mike McAlary, a gutsy New York City news- paper columnist who won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing that a Haitian immigrant had been sodomized by police officers in 1997, got six nominations, including one for Hanks as McAlary.

Courtney B. Vance earned a best featured actor nomination playing an editor in “Lucky Guy.” He and Hanks were among the few actors in the production to work with Ephron on it before her death last year. “She’d be ecstatic. She’d be grinning ear to ear. And she is, right now.”

In addition to Hanks, the leading actor in a play nominees are Nathan Lane for “The Nance,” Tracy Letts from “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, David Hyde Pierce from “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” and Tom Sturridge from “Orphans.”

“Matilda: The Musical” is a witty musical adaptation of the novel by Roald Dahl and is true to his bleak vision of childhood as a savage battleground.

Both “Kinky Boots” and “Matilda” will compete for the best musical prize with the acrobatic “Bring It On: The Musical” and “A Christmas Story, The Musical,” adapted from the beloved holiday movie.

Among the flurry of nominations, “Kinky Boots” also earned Fierstein a nod for best book, David Rockwell got one for sets, Jerry Mitchell for both directing and for choreography, and nominations for its two leading men, Billy Porter and Stark Sands. Annaleigh Ashford earned a featured role nomination.

“Matilda” nominations include choreography, directing, orchestrations, book and lyrics and songs.


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