KINKY BOOTS to Take Break May 8-13; Univision Buys Out Theatre for Upfronts
BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Broadway's smash hit musical Kinky Boots will take a short break next week, as Univision has bought out the Al Hirschfeld Theatre for upfronts for May 8-13. The adjusted Kinky Boots schedule is as follows:
Next week: Monday, 5/5 at 8 PM; Tuesday, 5/6 at 7 PM, Wednesday, May 7 at 2 PM & 8 PM. Week of May 12: Wed, 5/14 at 2 & 8 PM; Thurs, 5/15 at 7 PM, Fri, 5/16 at 8 PM, Sat, 5/17 at 2 & 8 PM, Sun, 5/18 at 2 & 7:30 PM.
Kinky Boots features a Tony Award-winning score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell. The smash hit musical plays to standing-room-only crowds nightly and continues to break box office records at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street), where it started previews on March 4 and officially opened on April 4, 2013.
In Kinky Boots, Charlie Price 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. 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.
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