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Billy Porter Creates a Funky New Broadway

In shows from south pacific to The Sound of Music, Richard Rodgers proved himself one of the most indelible songwriters of American musical theater.

Billy Porter

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However, with his latest album, Tony- and Grammy-winner Billy Porter also shows that these showtunes are surprisingly malleable. On The Soul of Richard Rodgers, Porter teams with artists including Deborah Cox, Todrick Hall, India. Arie, and Leslie Odom, Jr. to offer updated, soulful takes on Rodgers classics such as “This Nearly Was Mine” and “Edelweiss.” Now, Porter is taking these tunes on the road, with upcoming stops planned in San Francisco, Chicago, Provincetown and more. billyporter.com

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