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KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 100,000 'Likes' on Facebook with Free Lottery, 3/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kinky Boots, the Tony Award-winning musical, will celebrate its 100,000th fan 'Like' on Facebook by offering free tickets to lottery entrants for the week of March 18-23, 2014. For this week only, the production will offer 10 pairs of free tickets to each performance, in place of the regular $37 lottery price. (more...)

PIPPIN, KINKY BOOTS, NEWSIES & More Set for Hollywood Pantages' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Theatre, reveals its lineup for the 2014-2015 SEASON, featuring six blockbuster productions currently playing to sold-out houses on Broadway and a new production of a beloved title. (more...)

Tony-Winning KINKY BOOTS Recoups on Broadway in 30 Weeks!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2013

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig just announced that Kinky Boots, this year's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has recouped its costs in just 30 weeks. Capitalized at $13.5 million, Kinky Boots achieved this milestone faster than any big budget musical in recent history. With 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 shatter 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. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Breaks Box Office Record For Fifth Time Since June
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kinky Boots, this year's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has set a new box office record at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, for the fifth time since the week ending June 16, 2013. Kinky Boots' gross for the week ending July 28, 2013 was $1,612,845.00, the highest for any eight-show week at the Hirschfeld Theatre. Prior to Kinky Boots, the holiday favorite Elf held the Hirschfeld's house record for an 8-performance week, grossing $1,464,912.50 in December 2010. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Replace General Rush Policy with Lottery, Begin. 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2013

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kinky Boots, this year's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has implemented a new lottery ticket policy, following the show's recent record-breaking weeks at the box office. Beginning Tuesday, July 9, a general ticket lottery will replace the previous general rush policy (for which many fans began sleeping outside the theater to be first in line when the box office opened). Lottery entries will be accepted outside the Al Hirschfeld Theatre box office (302 West 45th Street) beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance, and names will be drawn at random, for a limited number of $37 tickets, two hours before curtain time. See below for complete rules and regulations. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Replace General Rush Policy with Lottery, Begin. 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2013

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kinky Boots, this year's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has implemented a new lottery ticket policy, following the show's recent record-breaking weeks at the box office. Beginning Tuesday, July 9, a general ticket lottery will replace the previous general rush policy (for which many fans began sleeping outside the theater to be first in line when the box office opened). Lottery entries will be accepted outside the Al Hirschfeld Theatre box office (302 West 45th Street) beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance, and names will be drawn at random, for a limited number of $37 tickets, two hours before curtain time. See below for complete rules and regulations. (more...)

Official: KINKY BOOTS to Kick Off National Tour in 2014 from Las Vegas!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig are proud to announce that Kinky Boots, the six-time Tony Award-winning 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 open its national tour in September 2014 at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Las Vegas (361 Symphony Park Avenue). (more...)

Sirius XM Features KINKY BOOTS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

Kinky Boots, the new smash hit Broadway musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), will be taking over the airwaves on Sirius XM this Memorial Day Weekend, offering a preview of the show's Original Broadway Cast Recording (Masterworks Broadway), one of the most anticipated Broadway CDs in years. (more...)

Ready to Get KINKY at Home? Masterworks Broadway to Release KINKY BOOTS Cast Recording May 2013!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2013

MASTERWORKS BROADWAY has just announced the signing of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Kinky Boots. Produced by Cyndi Lauper, William Wittman and Stephen Oremus, the album will be recorded on March 14, 15 and 25 in anticipation of a May 2013 release. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper Join TimesTalks Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

Kinky Boots creators Harvey Fierstein (book) and Cyndi Lauper (music & lyrics) will sit down with New York Times theater reporter Patrick Healy as part of a New York Times TimesTalks on Monday, March 18th at 6:30 PM E.T. at TheTimesCenter (242 West 41st Street). The pair will discuss their collaborative experience on the hotly anticipated new musical; the evening will also include a performance by Kinky Boots stars Stark Sands and Billy Porter. For those not in the room, the conversation and performances will be streamed lived on the Web at www.Livestream.com/NYTimes. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Box Office Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2013

The box office for Kinky Boots, the hotly anticipated new musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), is officially open for business at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street)! Kinky Boots, directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, begins previews on Sunday, March 3, 2013, with an official opening night set for Thursday, April 4, 2013. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: KINKY BOOTS Billboard Goes Up in Times Square!
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2012

The new musical Kinky Boots, from four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), will begin preview performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, with an official opening night set for Thursday, April 4, 2013. In anticipation of the musical's big debut, a new Kinky Boots billboard just went up in Times Square. Click below to watch a time-lapse video of the installation! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Rockwell Talks KINKY BOOTS and HOUDINI Set Designs!
by Stage Tube - Nov 23, 2012

ARTINFO's Patrick Pacheco and NY1 theater reporter Frank DiLella sat down with architect and producer David Rockwell to talk about his most recent set designs for the Broadway musicals Kinky Boots and the upcoming Houdini. Watch the interview below! Rockwell has also designed sets for Broadway's Dead Accounts, Elf, The Normal Heart, Catch Me If You Can, A Free Man Of Color, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, All Shook Up, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and The Rocky Horror Show. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper's KINKY BOOTS Closes in Chicago Today, November 4; Preps for March 2013 Broadway Debut
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2012

The new musical Kinky Boots, from four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), ends its pre-Broadway run at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre today, November 4, 2012. Kinky Boots will begin preview performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, with an official opening night set for Thursday, April 4, 2013. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS' 'Sex is in the Heel' Hits #6 on Dance Charts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2012

"Sex is in the Heel," a new single remix by Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper, composer of the new Broadway-bound musical Kinky Boots, has hit the Top Ten (#6) position on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Top 200 chart this week. The energetic love letter to fancy footwear, which shares the Top Ten this week with Madonna, Usher and the Scissor Sisters, is the first single from a Broadway show to top the dance charts in more than 25 years. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the First Rehearsal for KINKY BOOTS with Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Mitchell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2012

Kinky Boots, the highly anticipated new musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), will begin preview performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, with an official opening night set for Thursday, April 4, 2013. The cast and creative team just gathered for their first rehearsal, and you can check out photos from the big event below! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Play Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway; Previews March 2013; Opens April 2013!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2012

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kinky Boots, the highly anticipated new musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), will begin preview performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, with an official opening night set for Thursday, April 4, 2013. Group tickets for Kinky Boots, directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, will go on sale Tuesday, August 21 to groups of 10 or more. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Play Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

Michael Riedel reports in today's The New York Post that 'It appears that Jujamcyn's got "Kinky Boots" and will put it in the Al Hirschfeld Theatre next spring following an out-of-town tryout in Chicago in the fall. Jujamcyn's co-producer will be Hal Luftig, who's on a roll with the hit revival of Evita.' (more...)

Stark Sands & Billy Porter to Lead Broadway Bound KINKY BOOTS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2012

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig have announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Kinky Boots, the new musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics). Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots will play the Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL) beginning October 2 through November 4, 2012, in advance of a Broadway opening. (more...)

Photo Preview: 'Cry-Baby: The Musical' Show Art
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2008

The new show art of the up-coming Broadway musical, Cry-Baby, has been revealed on the show's website. Based upon the Universal Pictures film written and directed by John Waters, Cry-Baby will premiere at Broadway's Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway) beginning previews Saturday, March 15 at 8PM and opening Thursday, April 24 at 6:30PM. (more...)

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