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2014
SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Kinky Boots — Nominee for Best Musical

The cast of 'Kinky Boots'

Opened:
April 4, 2013

The Story:
Kinky Boots follows young Brit Charlie Price, who abandons his family’s shoe factory to live with his demanding girlfriend in London. After the unexpected death of his father, Charlie returns to the struggling factory and finds it’s up to him to figure out a way to keep the business alive. Enter Lola, a fabulous drag queen, who gives Charlie the idea to create ladies’ shoes for men.

Based On:
Kinky Boots is inspired by true events at the WJ Brooks factory in Northampton, England, and the indie 2006 film Kinky Boots.

Show History:
The musical received its world premiere at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre in a pre-Broadway tryout that ran October 2-November 4, 2012.

Author:
Book by Harvey Fierstein; music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper.

Producers:
Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network, CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just For Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergère, Allan S. Gordon/Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy & Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein & Dorsey Regal, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Michael DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom & Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp andJujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth: President; Paul Libin: Executive Vice President; Jack Viertel: Senior Vice President).

Other Honors:
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite New Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Musical
—Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical

Fun Fact:
After getting to know the cast, composer Cyndi Lauper crafted songs around actors’ speech patterns and individual musical influences.

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