Andy Kelso, Katie Finneran & The Skivvies Join THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR ROCKIN' Lineup, 5/26
Andy Kelso, current star of the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots, two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran and The Skivvies have joined the line-up of performers for THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR ROCKIN', a pair of one-night-only, sexy cabaret concerts organized by MARK FISHER FITNESS and featuring company members from Kinky Boots.
Susan Blackwell hosts both shows which will play 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street) on the evening of Monday, May 26 at 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM. All proceeds from the evening will benefit BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS in support of BROADWAY BARES: ROCK HARD! (#bwaybares). THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR ROCKIN' will feature direction by Will Nunziata and musical direction by Brian Nash.
Joining Kelso, Finneran and The Skivvies are additional members of the Kinky Boots family including Adinah Alexander, DB Bonds, Amy Jo Jackson, Kyle Taylor Parker and Robert Pendilla. Also performing will be members of the MFF team and Ninja army including Haven Burton, Chris Crowthers, Harold Gibbons, Geoffrey Hemingway, Katie Kaufman, Patty Lohr, Christian Sineath, Nikki Switzer, Amanda Wheeler & Shanna Jones and Stephanie Wilberding as well as several special guests.
Doors for the 9:30 PM show open at 8:45 PM and for the 11:30 PM show at 11:00 PM. Tickets, ranging from $40 - $50 for the 9:30 PM show and $30 - $40 for the 11:30 PM show, are on sale now at www.54Below.com. There is a $25 food and beverage minimum for both shows. Tickets are available on the day of performance after 2:00 PM by calling (646) 476-3551.
MARK FISHER FITNESS is one of the fastest growing gyms in New York City. Since being founded by Mark Fisher and Michael Keeler in 2011, MFF has grown from a single personal trainer to a staff of over 25, nearly 800 members, and its own studio in midtown Manhattan. With a reputation as the fitness home of choice for the Broadway community, MFF has been featured in Forbes, the New York Times, the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal, NY1, and more. The MFF model has made waves in the fitness industry for its unprecedented growth, industry-leading results, and unique take on fitness. Living their mantra of "ridiculous humans, serious fitness," MFF provides progressive training and nutrition protocols in a delivery system of subversive humor, fantastical imagery, and outrageous antics. They also inexplicably talk about unicorns, call their clients Ninjas, and treat fun, community, and personal growth as core values. This is the third year in a row MFF will serve as a corporate sponsor for BROADWAY BARES. To learn more, visit www.markfisherfitness.com/bares.
KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots is produced by Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig and features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. For more information, visit www.kinkybootsthemusical.com.
BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS is one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States. BROADWAY CARES awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic. For information about BROADWAY CARES and BROADWAY BARES: ROCK HARD!, visit broadwaycares.org.