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Original Broadway Cast Member Kyle Taylor Parker to Join Toronto's KINKY BOOTSOriginal Broadway Cast Member Kyle Taylor Parker to Join Toronto's KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig and David Mirvish announced today that original Broadway cast member Kyle Taylor Parker will join the Toronto company as 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Parker, who played 'Lola' on Broadway and on tour, will take over the role in Toronto, beginning March 15, 2016. (more...)

Toronto KINKY BOOTS Star Alan Mingo Jr. to Succeed Wayne Brady as 'Lola' on BroadwayToronto KINKY BOOTS Star Alan Mingo Jr. to Succeed Wayne Brady as 'Lola' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Alan Mingo Jr. will play 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street), beginning March 29, 2016. Mingo, who comes to Broadway straight from the Toronto production of Kinky Boots, succeeds Emmy Award-winner Wayne Brady in the role. Brady, who took over the coveted part of 'Lola' from Tony Award-winner (and original star) Billy Porter in November 2015, plays his final performance on March 27, 2016. (more...)

West End's KINKY BOOTS Now Booking Through SeptemberWest End's KINKY BOOTS Now Booking Through September
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Kinky Boots, Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, today announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 24 September 2016. Tickets for this extended period will go on sale from Monday 1 February 2016. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Extends Toronto Run Through May 2016KINKY BOOTS Extends Toronto Run Through May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Toronto audiences refuse to let KINKY BOOTS end at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. The show, which had its Canadian debut on June 16, 2015, was originally booked for a 12-week run. The demand from audiences was so strong, it has already been extended three times. In fact, GASLIGHT, which was supposed to play at the Royal Alex was moved to a reconfigured Ed Mirvish Theatre, so that KINKY BOOTS could be extended. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Returning to DPAC This FallKINKY BOOTS Returning to DPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Back by popular demand, Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), will return to DPAC September 13-18 as part of the Encore Broadway at DPAC series. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Cast of KINKY BOOTS Tour!Photo Flash: First Look at New Cast of KINKY BOOTS Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Just in!  BroadwayWorld brings you brand new photos from the National Tour of Kinky Boots! Take a look at the new cast below! ?  (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Strut into Fabulous Fox Theatre This SpringKINKY BOOTS to Strut into Fabulous Fox Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for KINKY BOOTS), opens at the Fox Theatre March 29 - April 3, 2015 as part of the 2015/2016 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta series. Tickets go on sale January 10. (more...)

Photo Coverage: KINKY BOOTS' New Lola, Wayne Brady Celebrates His Opening Night!Photo Coverage: KINKY BOOTS' New Lola, Wayne Brady Celebrates His Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Dec 2, 2015

Emmy Award-winner and Grammy Award nominee Wayne Brady officially took over the coveted role of 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) on November 21, 2015. The show celebrated his opening night yesterday, and BroadwayWorld was there for the special night. Check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Tony Winner Billy Porter's Last KINKY BOOTS Curtain CallPhoto Coverage: Inside Tony Winner Billy Porter's Last KINKY BOOTS Curtain Call
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Nov 21, 2015

Billy Porter, who has played over 800 performances in the role of 'Lola' and won both a Tony Award and a Grammy Award for his work in Broadway's KINKY BOOTS, took the stage in his final historic performance last night, November 20, 2015. Porter made a touching speech during his final curtain call and passed off the iconic red boots to his successor, Wayne Brady. Check out photos from the sweet event below! (more...)

TDF Brings 1,400 NYC High School Students to See KINKY BOOTS TodayTDF Brings 1,400 NYC High School Students to See KINKY BOOTS Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

1,400 New York City public high school students from 19 schools, representing all five boroughs, who are participating in TDF's Stage Doors Program, will be attending the matinee performance of Broadway's smash hit, KINKY BOOTS today, November 18 at 2pm at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC). (more...)

TDF to Bring 1,400 NYC High School Students to See KINKY BOOTS Next WeekTDF to Bring 1,400 NYC High School Students to See KINKY BOOTS Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

1,400 New York City public high school students from 19 schools, representing all five boroughs, who are participating in TDF's Stage Doors Program, will be attending the matinee performance of Broadway's smash hit, KINKY BOOTS on Wednesday, November 18 at 2pm at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC). (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Welcomes New Tour Cast for Second Year, Starting Tonight in AustinKINKY BOOTS Welcomes New Tour Cast for Second Year, Starting Tonight in Austin
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for KINKY BOOTS), launches the second year of its first national tour tonight, November 10, in Austin, TX at Bass Concert Hall.  (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Extends Again in Toronto; GASLIGHT, with GAME OF THRONES Stars, Moves VenuesKINKY BOOTS Extends Again in Toronto; GASLIGHT, with GAME OF THRONES Stars, Moves Venues
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Sometimes success breeds problems. This is the case with KINKY BOOTS, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that began a highly acclaimed and popular Canadian production on June 16, 2015 at the historic Royal Alexandra Theatre. KINKY BOOTS will now extend performances through March 6, 2016. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Announces Return to Playhouse SquareKINKY BOOTS Announces Return to Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), returns to Playhouse Square for one week only, August 23-28, 2016. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Coming to New Orleans in February 2016KINKY BOOTS Coming to New Orleans in February 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), will play at the Saenger Theatre from Feb. 16 - 21, 2016. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, the production is part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2015 - 2016 season. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Comes to Bass Hall This WeekendKINKY BOOTS National Tour Comes to Bass Hall This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), will play at Bass Performance Hall tonight, Oct. 27, through Nov. 1. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Aronoff Center Now on SaleTickets to KINKY BOOTS at Aronoff Center Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), plays the Aronoff Center January 6 - 17, 2016 as part of the 2015-2016 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati Season presented by TriHealth. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Announces Extension at the Adelphi Theatre, to May 28, 2016KINKY BOOTS Announces Extension at the Adelphi Theatre, to May 28, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Kinky Boots, Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, today announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 28 May 2016. Tickets for this extended period will go on sale from Monday 19 October 2015. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 10/6/2015 - 10/13/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 10/6/2015 - 10/13/2015
by - Oct 13, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 10/6/2015 - 10/13/2015. (more...)

Video Roundup: New KINKY BOOTS Cast Hits the Road; Meet the New Company!Video Roundup: New KINKY BOOTS Cast Hits the Road; Meet the New Company!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony® Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), have announced casting for the second year of the first national tour. (more...)

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