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    'Kinky Boots' Steals the Show at Tony Awards

    Actor Stark Sands, second from right, of 'Kinky Boots' performs at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, June 9, 2013 in New York.
    Actor Stark Sands, second from right, of 'Kinky Boots' performs at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, June 9, 2013 in New York.
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    The Broadway musical Kinky Boots has won six Tony awards, including the top award of best musical in American theater.


    • Cyndi Lauper enters the stage to accept the award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for "Kinky Boots" from Jane Krakowski during the Tony Awards in New York, June 9, 2013.
    • Actor Neil Patrick Harris performs with the cast of the musical "Bring it On" as he hosts the Tony Awards in New York, June 9, 2013.
    • Actors Peter Joback and Samantha Hill perform a scene from the musical "The Phantom of the Opera" during the Tony Awards in New York, June 9, 2013.
    • Actress Andrea Martin accepts the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for "Pippin" during the Tony Awards in New York, June 9, 2013.
    • Actor Billy Porter accepts the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for "Kinky Boots" during the Tony Awards in New York, June 9, 2013.
    • The Cast of the Best Musical Tony award winning show "Kinky Boots" perform during the Tony Awards in New York, June 9, 2013.
    • Actor Jake Gyllenhaal helps actress Cicely Tyson onto the stage after she was awarded Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for "The Trip to Bountiful" during the Tony Awards in New York, June 9, 2013.

    1980s pop star Cyndi Lauper won best score for Kinky Boots, her first Broadway musical. The adaptation of a British film about a struggling shoe factory that reinvents itself by making boots for drag queens received 13 nominations for Sunday's awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
    Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, won the Tony for best play.

    Tracy Letts won the Tony for best actor in a play for his performance in the revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, while Cicely Tyson won the award for best actress in a play for her role in the revival of The Trip to Bountiful.

    Pippin won the award for best revival of a musical, with Pippin star Patina Miller winning the Tony for best leading actress in a musical.

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