Kinky Boots is a delightfully entertaining spectacle with a message. With the book by the illustrious Harvey Fierstein, music by Cyndi Lauper, and direction (and choreography by) Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots truly has an all-star creative team.
Jerry Mitchell hopes to make the 2015 incarnation of the annual Broadway Bares charity event even cheekier than ever. Besides
I chatted over the phone with Kinky Boots cast member Lauren Nicole Chapman, a Michigan native who attended West Bloomfield High School along with Interlochen Center of the Arts, and who made her Broadway debut as a part of the Kinky Boots ensemble last April, then joined the touring company in September.
Like it or not, jukebox musicals have earned themselves a meaty chapter in the history books of The Great White Way. Now, Gloria Estefan will be joining these ranks and opening up her anthology of greatest hits with a show about her and her husband, expected to open in Chicago next summer.
Photo Credit: Emma Pratte/Center On The Aisle Jennifer Lewis ("What's Love Got to Do With It," "Hairspray," "Black Don't
Sometimes, a film can inspire others to seek and achieve justice 41 years later for those three, very young men who were murdered on that red-dirt road in Mississippi.
Kinky Boots remains one of the most popular and talked about musical on Broadway. One of the standout performers is Annaleigh Ashford, who brings both humor and optimism to the show. Here, Ashford explains what sets this show apart.
The audience cheering so loud at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre that it drowns out the noise of the traffic on W. 45 St. has turned a loud, vulgar, mediocre drag show called Kinky Boots into an unqualified hit. How I wish I could join the applause without reservation, but what they've done to cheapen, coarsen and knuckle-sandwich the freshness and charm out of the delectable 2005 British film it's based on shouldn't happen to a sequined jock strap.
Here is a musical on Broadway with a philosophy a girl can love: Kinky Boots starts with a rousing tribute "The Most Beautiful Thing," to shoes.