Aaron C. Finley and Shannon O'Boyle to Don KINKY BOOTS This Summer
Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Aaron C. Finley and Shannon O'Boyle will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots this summer.
Finley will take over the role of Charlie Price from Andy Kelso, with a first performance set for Monday, August 8, and O'Boyle will succeed Cortney Wolfson in the role of Nicola on Monday, July 25. Haven Burton will return to the role on Lauren on Monday, August 15, taking over for Jeanna de Waal. Kinky Boots currently plays at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street).
AARON C. FINLEY Broadway: It Shoulda Been You (Brian Howard) and Rock of Ages (Drew). NY: Allegiance. Regional: Diner: The Musical, RENT, JC Superstar, Evita, A Christmas Story, and lots more.
HAVEN BURTON. Broadway: Kinky Boots, Violet (Standby for Sutton Foster), Shrek (Gingy, u/s Fiona), Legally Blonde (Margot, u/s Elle), Rent (Maureen). Off-Broadway: Disaster! (Marianne), Nobody Loves You.
SHANNON O'BOYLE Broadway: Once the Musical (Girl); recent favorites include Amélie at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Legally Blonde (Vivienne), Ordinary Days (Claire) and the title role in the new rock musical Lizzie.
Kinky Boots has won the top prize for every production, including the Tony Award (Broadway production, 2013), the Olivier Award (West End production, 2016), the Dora Award (Toronto production, 2016), the Korean Musical Theatre Association Musical Award (Korean production, 2015), and the touring production has won many 'Best Of' Awards in major local markets. The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Kinky Boots won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album (2014).
Kinky Boots tells the uplifting and heartwarming tale of Charlie Price, a young man reluctantly taking over his family's struggling business. Charlie meets and finds inspiration in Lola and together, the 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 Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Kinky Boots is available on Sony Masterworks Broadway.
In addition to the Broadway and West End productions of Kinky Boots, the show is currently touring the country on its First National Tour. An Australian production is set to open in October 2016 at Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne.
The current Broadway cast of Kinky Boots includes Alan Mingo, Jr., Andy Kelso, Jeanna de Waal, Daniel Stewart Sherman, Cortney Wolfson, Marcus Neville, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Sean Patrick Doyle, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Fred Odgaard, Kyle Post, Hernando Umana, Adinah Alexander, Eugene Barry-Hill, Stephen Berger, Devin Trey Campbell, Christopher Convery, Alfred DalPino, Holly Davis, Jesus Del Orden, Christy Faber, Mia Gentile, Blair Goldberg, Natalie Joy Johnson, Jake Katzman, Ross Lekites, Eric Leviton, Ellyn Marie Marsh, John Jeffrey Martin, Nathan Peck, Robert Pendilla, Stephen Tewksbury, and Timothy Ware.
The design 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), Tony Award-winner John Shivers (Sound Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Randy Houston Mercer (Make-up Design), Telsey + Company, Justin Huff, CSA (Casting), Brian Usifer (Musical Direction), with Musical Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Stephen Oremus.
Kinky Boots is produced on Broadway by Daryl Roth and 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 Bergere, Allan S. Gordon & Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy and Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein and Dorsey Regal, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Michael DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom and Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp, and Jujamcyn Theaters.