VIDEO: Leno Gets KINKY with Harvey Fierstein on TONIGHT SHOW
Playwright and actor Havey Fierstein stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW WITH Jay Leno to talk about his new Broadway musical 'Kinky Boots,' which recently picked up six Tony Awards including Best Musical.
Leno surprised his guest by donning a shiny pair of high-heeled leather boats, straight out of the show's costume wardrobe. "Look how tall I am," joked the host. "I'm gonna give these to Tom Cruise!" Check out the clip below!
Kinky Boots, from four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (book), Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Director & Choreographer), began preview performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) on March 3, 2013 and opened April 4, 2013.
In Kinky Boots, Charlie Price (Sands) 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 (Porter). 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.
Inspired by a true story and based on the film, Kinky Boots features a book by Mr. Fierstein (La Cage, Torch Song Trilogy, Newsies) and a score from Ms. Lauper, in her theatrical debut. Mr. Mitchell (Hairspray, La Cage, Broadway Bares) has crafted a production described as bound to move, inspire and set audience's feet dancing.
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