Tony and Grammy Award-winning, Billy Porter, released a new live music video recently! The Kinky Boots star and Broadway legend recorded a live version of his original song “Love the Pain away” as a part of Michael Korte’s One Take series. Now known as a Golden Globe nominee for his performance in FX’s ‘Pose,’ Porter wrote the song after the Columbine massacre.
The One Take series captures musical performances in a single take. In this performance, the uplifting number is backed by The Sanctuary Band and vocalists Lencia Kebede, India Carney, and Eric Lyn. This SANGIN’ group of vocalists give a chilling and beautiful performance of the song.
Porter built his career in the theatre and is known for his work in musicals Kinky Boots, Shuffle Along, and Grease. However, he is no stranger to the music industry. He has four full albums available for streaming now on all music streaming platforms; spanning from classic Rodger and Hammerstein to his original music.
Dreamgirls + Drake = #DREAMY4DRAKE Starring B. Slade & More!
Broadway YouTuber Michael Korte is back with #DREAMY4DRAKE a brilliantly soulful mashup of songs from Dreamgirls mashed with Drake’s top hits. The video is the newest in his mashup series which futures previous creations #HAM4BEY, #GAGA4RENT & #PURPLE4PRINCE.
These arrangements are sick and include one of the sickest versions of Family ever & B. Slade singing a creative “And I Am Telling You.’ You have to watch the entire video all the way thru. The video features over 55 Drake songs and everyone’s favorite’s from Broadway’s Dreamgirls!
The video features vocalists B.Slade, Danielle Withers, Chrystian Lehr, Mariah Maxwell, Lanita Smith & Mark Joseph
#DREAMY4DRAKE was arranged by Jared Jenkins and filmed by Baxter Stapleton.
New Songs For A New World Cast Album Released with Mykal Kilgore, Shoshana Bean, & More
There’s “A new world louder every moment,” and it’s the new Songs for a New World cast recording! On, January 25, 2019, Ghostlight Records released the new album featuring the cast from its 2018 Encores! Off-Center presentation.
If you had the chance to preorder the record you were able to have access to an immediate download of “King of the World” and “Surabaya-Santa” by Mykal Kilgore and Shoshana Bean respectively.
The cast recording features Solea Pfeifer, Colin Donnell, Shoshana Bean, and Mykal Kilgore singing all the classics you love from the original Off-Broadway cast recording. Songs for a New World received a digital and two-disc CD set release, and it came right on time.
The first produced work by Jason Robert Brown being re-recorded with new orchestrations and new voices is not to be slept on. The Encores! production was directed by Kate Whoriskey with music direction by Tom Murray and choreography by Rennie Harris.
Watch the video of Mykal Kilgore in the studio recording the fan favorite “King of the World” above and get into the entire recording via iTunes below.