Cyndi Lauper Musical 'Kinky Boots' Leads Tony Nominees With 13

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Cyndi Lauper Musical 'Kinky Boots' Leads Tony Nominees With 13
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Cyndi Lauper Musical 'Kinky Boots' Leads Tony Nominees With 13

Cyndi Lauper's musical Kinky Boots leads Tony Awards nominees with 13 nods, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The adaptation of the cross-dressing comedy film boasts an original score by Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, and is also up for Best Book of a Musical, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations, among other categories.

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Matilda, a musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel, followed with 12 nominations, including Best Musical. Bring It On: The Musical, based on the 2000 cheerleader comedy film, is also up for the Best Musical category, as is the adaptation of A Christmas Story, the Musical. Berry Gordy's Motown: The Musical, which has been critically panned but commercially successful, was notably omitted from the category. It did, however, pick up four nods, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for Valisia LeKae and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Charl Brown.

The Tony Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on June 9th. For a full list of nominees, visit the Tony Awards' website.

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