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Based off the 2005 British film of the same name, Kinky Boots is a flamboyantly fabulous musical with a book written by Harvey Fierstein (Newsies, La Cage aux Folles) and a score written by the singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper.
Inspired by a true story, the show tells the tale of a young straight-laced man named Charlie who inherits his family’s struggling shoe factory, and ends up discovering a niche market to save the business. Influenced by a chance meeting with a lovely individual named Lola, Charlie decides to manufacture “kinky” boots made especially for drag queens.
The Kinky Boots movie (and the Broadway show) are based on the real life BBC documentary which followed Steve Pateman's struggle to keep his century old shoe factory alive. His company had been producing men's dress shoes for over fifty years in a small English village in Northampton, England. Like many other manufacturers in his county, his shoe sales were dwindling and staff redundancies beckoned. From a chance meeting, Divine Footwear was born. His decision to design "ladies" shoes that would hold a man's weight, kept the factory open and saved countless jobs. The factory adopted the moniker Kinky Boots and few years later Geoff Deane and Tim Firth wrote the movie script based on this story, but were able to keep much of the story intact.
For the adaptation of Kinky Boots for Broadway, the collaboration of Harvey Fierstein, a Tony winning theatre legend and Cyndi Lauper, a platinum selling Grammy winner, made the show an instant Broadway success. Lauper became the first solo woman to receive a Tony for original score. Kinky Boots swept the Tony's in 2013 with thirteen nominations and six Tony awards including the coveted best musical award.
Noteworthy Dates For The Show Previews Begin: 03/05/13
Show Opens: 04/04/13
Show Closes: Open Ended
Number of Performances: 8 shows per week
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What Is Kinky Boots Like? With incredible choreography by Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots is an edge-of-your-seat, feel-good story about a man who learns to leave his comfort zone and embrace a whole new world of fabulous. Winner of the 2013 Tony Awards for Best Musical as well as Best Original Score, the production is a masterpiece of fun. The story may not be the most profound, but the experience of watching the show will leave a huge smile on your face and refresh your faith in humankind. In addition to the lead roles of Charlie and Lola, there is a fantastic comedic performance on the part of Lauren, a young woman who works in the factory and ends up falling in love with Charlie.
Is Kinky Boots Good for Kids? According to the show’s producers, it is appropriate for children ages 10 and up. There are themes of sexuality and provocativeness that would be more suitable for older children. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre. This upbeat and entertaining musical leaves audiences feeling great. People have suggested that knowing the back story before you attend, will help defuse any confusion.
Kinky Boots Cast Members:
Todrick Hall as Lola (Current)
Alan Mingo Jr. as Lola (Past)
Billy Porter as Lola (Past)
Wayne Brady as Lola (Past)
Andy Kelso as Charlie Price
Jeanna De Waal as Lauren
Marcus Neville as George
Daniel Stewart Sherman as Don
Kinky Boots Producers: Adam S Gordon
Allan S Gordon
Independent Presenters Network
James L Nederlander
Judith Ann Abrams
Just For Laughs Theatricals
Terry Allen Kramer
Staff and Creative Team:
General Manager: Foresight Theatrical LLC Company Manager: Marc Borsak at Foresight Theatrical LLC
Technical Supervisor: Christopher Smith at Theatresmith Inc
Casting Director: Justin Huff at Telsey + Company Advertising Representative:
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DKC/O&M Production Stage Manager:
Cyndi Lauper (Lyrics and Music)
Harvey Fierstein (Book)
Show Duration: Kinky Boots is 140 minutes long, including a 15 minute intermission.
Musical - New York Premiere
Director/Choreographer: Jerry Mitchell
Scenic Designer: David Rockwell
Costume Designer: Gregg Barnes
Lighting Designer: Kenneth Posner
Sound Designer: John Shivers
Musical Supervisor and Orchestrations: Stephen Oremus
Musical Director: Brian Usifer
Parking For This Theatre: The closest parking garage for the Al Hirschfeld Theatre is located at:
Champion Parking On West 45
251 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
West 46 Street Garage LLC
303 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea.
A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.