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‘Kinky Boots’ wins Tony Award for best musical

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This theater image released by The O+M Company shows the cast during a performance of the musical "Kinky Boots."  The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots," based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear, is nominated for 13 Tony Award nominations.  The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9. (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Matthew Murphy)

The feel-good musical “Kinky Boots,” with songs by pop star Cyndi Lauper, won the 2013 Tony Award for best musical.

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Patina Miller wins best actress in a musical Tony

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Tony Award nominee Patina Miller arrives on the red carpet at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in New York.  Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Patina Miller has danced away with a Tony Award for her role in the revival of “Pippin.”

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Tracy Letts wins best actor in a play Tony Award

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Host Neil Patrick Harris introduces the 67th Annual Tony Awards, on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in New York.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Tracy Letts, who won a Tony Award as a playwright, now has one as an actor.

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Billy Porter wins best actor in a musical Tony

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This theater image released by The O+M Company shows Billy Porter during a performance of "Kinky Boots." The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots," based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear, is nominated for 13 Tony Award nominations.  The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9. (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Matthew Murphy)

Billy Porter, who plays a fierce drag queen in “Kinky Boots,” has strutted off with the Tony Award for best actor in a musical.

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At Tonys, ‘Kinky Boots’ races out to early lead

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This theater image released by The O+M Company shows the cast during a performance of the musical "Kinky Boots."  The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots," based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear, is nominated for 13 Tony Award nominations.  The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9. (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Matthew Murphy)

Cyndi Lauper, making her Broadway debut, won a Tony Award on Sunday for writing the 15-song soundtrack to “Kinky Boots,” giving the show an early lead over its rival “Matilda the Musical.”

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Tony Awards begin with a bang; win for Vance

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This theater image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows Tom Hanks as tabloid columnist Mike McAlary, left, and Courtney B. Vance as editor Hap Hairston during a performance of "Lucky Guy," playing at the  Broadhurst Theatre in New York. Vance won a Tony Award Sunday, June 9, 2013 for featured actor in a play for his role in the production.  AP

Courtney B. Vance has won the first Tony Award of the night, taking the trophy for best featured actor in a play after host Neil Patrick Harris opened the show with a high-octane song boasting this night would be bigger than ever.

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‘Once’ wins best musical theater album Grammy

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The cast album for “Once” has nabbed a Grammy Award, the latest honor for a show that has already earned a Tony and an Oscar.

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Searching for Debra Winger? Easy, look on Broadway

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This undated publicity photo provided by Jeffrey Richards Associates shows Patti LuPone, left, and Debra Winger during a performance of the David Mamet play "The Anarchist," at the John Golden Theatre in New York. AP/Jeffrey Richards Associates, Joan Marcus

Here is how you woo Debra Winger — the apparently reclusive, seemingly skittish Debra Winger — to Broadway: You don’t play games.

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Broadway stars Audra McDonald, Will Swenson wed

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In this Dec. 4, 2011 file photo, actress Audra McDonald, right, and actor Will Swenson arrive at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Kennedy Center Honor gala performance in Washington. Audra McDonald and Will Swenson were married today, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at their home in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.  AP FILE PHOTO

Audra McDonald and Will Swenson have tied the knot, cementing a relationship between two of Broadway’s best looking and talented stars.

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No Doubt ready to rock again after making babies

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When the members of No Doubt got together again to make new music, something unexpected came with them: a bit of doubt.

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Composer, lyricist Richard Adler dies at 90 in NY

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This Sept. 8, 1961 file photo shows Broadway composer Richard Adler, left, and his wife actress-singer Sally Ann Howes in New York. Adler, who won Tony Awards for co-writing the songs for such hit musicals as “The Pajama Game” and “Damn Yankees,” died Thursday, June 21, 2012 at his home in Southampton, N.Y., according to his family. He was 90. Some of Adler's biggest songs are “You Gotta Have Heart,” “Hey, There,” “Hernando's Hideaway,” “Whatever Lola Wants,” “Steam Heat,” “Rags to Riches,” and “Everybody Loves a Lover.” (AP Photo, file)

Composer and lyricist Richard Adler, who won Tony Awards for co-writing songs for such hit Broadway musicals as “The Pajama Game” and “Damn Yankees” and who staged and produced President John F. Kennedy’s birthday celebration featuring a breathy Marilyn Monroe, has died. He was 90.

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‘Sister Act’ to go to Broadway theatrical heaven

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The looming threat of Hurricane Irene did not dissuade tourists from visiting Manhattan's Times Square in New York. Mayor Bloomberg advised all New Yorkers to prepare as the region girded for wind, rain, and flooding as the storm stood poised to bear down on an already saturated New York state. AP

God is having a tough month on Broadway — “Godspell” is closing, “Jesus Christ Superstar” is on life support and now comes word that “Sister Act” is going to theatrical heaven.

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