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Al Hirschfeld Theatre

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots, Al Hirschfeld Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Theater
Al Hirschfeld Theatre

302 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

Duration
2hrs, 20mins
1 Intermission
Important Dates
Preview
Mar 03, 2013
Opening
Apr 04, 2013
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Wayne Brady will play his final performance as Lola on March 27, 2016.
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Based on a true story and the indie film of the same name, 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. Soon, the factory is turning out “kinky boots” under the supervision of Charlie and Lola, but can this harebrained scheme actually work? And can these two extremely different men find a common ground and become real friends?
 

Critics’ Reviews

Sometimes audiences just wanna have fun. And you'd be a heel not to have fun at 'Kinky Boots'. One cause for celebration is the infectious Top 40-ish score by '80s pop star Cyndi Lauper. Another is Billy Porter, who portrays drag queen Lola with enough sequined swagger to make RuPaul look like a wallflower. Thanks to Porter's star-making turn, 'Kinky Boots' delivers some pumps-up kicks.

Review by Thom Geier from Entertainment Weekly

What we have, in 'Kinky Boots', is a well-fitted, well-staged toe-tapper in the contemporary big-Broadway idiom. It’s never boring; it’s never shocking; you are likely to leave entirely entertained and satisfied. Can’t argue with that.

Review by Christopher Bonanos from New York Magazine

Cast & Creative

Cast

Creative

  • Music and Lyrics
    Cyndi Lauper
  • Book
    Harvey Fierstein
  • Director and Choreographer
    Jerry Mitchell
  • Set Designer
    David Rockwell
  • Costume Designer
    Gregg Barnes
  • Lighting Designer
    Kenneth Posner
  • Orchestrations
    Stephen Oremus
  • Sound Designer
    John Shivers

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Kinky Boots Like?
Winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features the first-ever Broadway score by Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper (who became the first female solo songwriter to win a Tony) and a hilarious yet moving book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. The new musical packs a punch and provides everything audiences look for in a night at the theater: catchy songs, top-notch performances, colorful costumes, big sets, dazzling dance sequences and even a few scenes that could make you cry. Despite numbers set at a drag club, Kinky Boots is much more than a drag queen musical; it touches on the universal themes of father/son relationships and accepting others for who they really are. Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots is the epitome of a feel-good musical that inspires audiences to dance in the aisles.


Is Kinky Boots Good for Kids?
Kinky Boots provides a fabulous night out for adults and kids 10 and up. There is some talk about sex (“Sex Is in the Heel”), bullying and other adult themes but nothing too intense.