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NEW YORK (AP) - The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots" has earned a leading 13Tony Award nominations, with the British import "Matilda: The Musical" close behind with 12.

"Kinky Boots" is based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear. Lauper's songs and a story by Harvey Fierstein have made it a crowd-pleaser.

"Matilda: The Musical" is a witty musical adaptation of the novel by Roald Dahl and is true to his bleak vision of childhood as a savage battleground.

The nominations were announced Tuesday in a televised event co-hosted by Tony winner Sutton Foster and "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9.

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