View Comments Porter credits Barbra Streisand for this latest turn in his career path. “When Barbra released her first Broadway album I was about 15 years old,” he said. “I thought, ‘One day, I’m going to make my own Broadway album – just like Babs!’” Music history buffs will note that the album’s title is a nod to Sammy Davis, Jr.’s recording Sammy’s Back on Broadway. Related Shows Tony and Grammy winner Billy Porter is set to release a solo album, Billy’s Back on Broadway, on April 15. The Kinky Boots star has somehow managed to get Grammy, Emmy and Tony-winning icon Cyndi Lauper to duet with him on one of the tracks. Wonder how he managed that?! Kinky Boots Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Featuring ten classics made famous on the Great White Way, Billy’s Back on Broadway’s numbers will include “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’ve Gotta Be Me” and “Luck Be A Lady.” He’ll partner with Lauper, who of course penned the music to Kinky Boots, on “Happy Days/Get Happy.” Billy Porter
Congratulations to The 2019 Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees.Service Awards go to Bill Hisrich – Batesville and John Ward – Jac-Cen-Del.Athletes include Stacy Edwards Schroeder—Batesville, Amy Myers Armstrong—South Ripley, Mary Simon McCoy—Jac-Cen-Del, Mike Cutter—Milan, and Art Thomas—Cross Plains.The Hall of Fame Inductees will be introduced on Saturday, January 5th during The Ripley County Boys Basketball Tourney with the ceremonies taking place sometime during the Spring.