Grammys: Sara Bareilles, Steve Martin Score Nominations for Broadway Musicals
Also among the best musical theater album nominees are the London production of Cyndi Lauper's 'Kinky Boots' and the Broadway revival of 'The Color Purple' with Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks and Jennifer Hudson.
Broadway musicals composed by Sara Bareilles and Steve Martin each earned Grammy nominations in the best musical theater album category on Tuesday morning.
Bareilles penned the music and lyrics for Waitress, the musical adaptation of the 2007 film that stars Jessie Mueller as a pregnant, unhappily married diner server in the deep South who makes extraordinary pies. Opened in April, the show is currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. It marks the Broadway debut of Bareilles and is the first-ever Broadway musical with an all-female creative team.
Martin wrote the bluegrass music with co-composer and lyricist Edie Brickell for Bright Star, which traces the mysterious connection between a successful literary editor and a young World War II soldier. Also marking Martin's Broadway debut, the new musical opened this past March and closed in June.
Also among the category's nominees is The Color Purple, with a cast recording featuring Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks and Jennifer Hudson, and Fiddler on the Roof, starring Danny Burstein and Jessica Hecht. Both revivals bowed last December and will play their final performances this holiday season.
The West End production of Kinky Boots, which features music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and opened last August, nabbed the category's final nomination. Lauper and the original Broadway production of the show won this category in 2014.