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Inspired by a true story and based on the Miramax motion picture written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, Kinky Boots features a warm and witty book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage, Torch Song Trilogy, Hairspray, Newsies) and a richly diverse musical score from Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper in her stunning theatrical debut. The production is directed and choreographedbyTony® Awardwinner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray,La Cage, Broadway Bares).
In Kinky Boots, Charlie Price (Tony® Award nominee Stark Sands – American Idiot, Journey’s End ) has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his
family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola (Billy Porter– Dreamgirls, Grease). A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible...and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
The production team for Kinky Boots includes Tony® Award nominee David Rockwell(Scenic Design),Tony® Award winner Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), Tony® Award winner Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), Drama Desk Award nominee John Shivers (Sound Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Randy Houston Mercer (Make-Up Design) with Musical Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by Tony® and Grammy® Award winner Stephen Oremus (The Book of Mormon, Wicked).
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Kinky Boots by Cyndi Lauper
Written: 2013; United States
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