BWW Reviews: Likable KINKY BOOTS Inaugurates Gammage Auditorium's 50th Anniversary Season
by Tim Shawver - September 29, 2014
Like its composer, Kinky Boots is so unusual. Meticulously derivative, yet passingly original. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at KINKY BOOTS National Tour, Starring Kyle Taylor Parker, Steven Booth & More!
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2014
Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action! (more...)
Theater People Podcast Welcomes KINKY BOOTS' Ellyn Marie Marsh
by Matt Tamanini - September 7, 2014
On Monday, September 8th the Theater People Podcast welcomes the multi-talented Ellyn Marie Marsh. Topics discussed include her two Broadway heartbreaks: being cast as a replacement in the role of Hatchet Face Mona in CRY BABY, but never even making it into rehearsal because the show closed just after previews; and being cast as an understudy in ENRON, but never making it to the stage because the show suffered a similar fate. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Kyle Taylor Parker in KINKY BOOTS Tour - Kicks Off Tonight in Las Vegas!
by BWW News Desk - September 4, 2014
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), kicks off a national tour tonight in Las Vegas, running through September 14, 2014, and followed by other United States west coast stops in Tempe, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Costa Mesa before heading east in 2015. The full tour route can be found at www.kinkybootsthemusical.com. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at Kyle Taylor Parker as 'Lola.' (more...)
Smash-Hit Musical KINKY BOOTS Kicks Off National Tour at The Smith Center in Las Vegas Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 4, 2014
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 Smith Center for the Performing Arts, tonight, September 4 and runs through the 14th. The 11-day run marks the launch of the musical's national tour. A hit on Broadway, the highly popular show has created much anticipation for a touring production. Kinky Boots will be the first Broadway show to launch a national tour in Las Vegas, which is a dazzling fit. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Harvey Fierstein is Too Cool for the Ice Bucket Challenge... Or is He?
by Stage Tube - August 31, 2014
Kinky Boots book-writer Harvey Fierstein was recently challenged to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by Kinky Boots composer/lyricist Cyndi Lauper. Not surprisingly, he received a cold surprise when trying to respectfully decline. (more...)
Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- KINKY BOOTS!
by BWW Special Coverage - August 15, 2014
A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's Kinky Boots below! (more...)
BWW TV: Cast of KINKY BOOTS First at Bat; Sings National Anthem at the Mets Game!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 10, 2014
The cast of Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots sang the National Anthem at the Mets game on Monday, July 7. Click below to watch them perform! (more...)
KINKY BOOTS to Open at London's Palace Theatre in Spring 2015?
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2014
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Kinky Boots will soon be strutting its high-heeled stuff in the West End. Now, the Daily Mail writes that the musical's producers are in talks with the Palace Theatre for an opening in late spring 2015. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: The Ladies of KINKY BOOTS Send Some 4th of July Love
by Stage Tube - July 3, 2014
Here's a little patriotic love from Anna Eilinsfeld, Lauren Nicole Chapman, Jennifer Perry, and Natalie Johnson. Check out the ladies of Kinky Boots singing a four part arrangement of 'America the Beautiful,' arranged by fellow cast member Jake Odmark. (more...)
KINKY BOOTS, Starring Kyle Taylor Parker, Steven Booth and Lindsay Nicole Chambers, to Return to Chicago, July 14-26, 2015
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2014
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce 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 Chicago for a limited two-week engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph) July 14 - 26, 2015. (more...)
Haven Burton Joins KINKY BOOTS Cast as 'Lauren' Through 9/28
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2014
The Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots will welcome Haven Burton to the cast tonight, June 24, through September 28 as 'Lauren.' Jeanna de Waal, who currently plays the role, departs the production temporarily to star in A.R.T.'s Finding Neverland. (more...)
Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Cast Celebrates 500th Performance!
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2014
The Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots just celebrated its 500th Performance yesterday, June 19th at the Hirschfeld Theatre. 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, Kinky Boots opened on April 4, 2013 and continues to play to standing-room-only crowds nightly. The show, which has broken all box office records at the Hirschfeld Theatre, recouped its costs in October 2013, after just 30 weeks on Broadway. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage at the milestone performance below! (more...)
KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 500 Performances on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2014
The Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots celebrates its 500th Performance tonight, June 19th, at the Hirschfeld Theatre. (more...)
Kyle Taylor Parker, Steven Booth & Lindsay Nicole Chambers to Lead KINKY BOOTS National Tour; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2014
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 upcoming first national tour. (more...)
KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 500 Performances on Broadway With Social Media Contest, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2014
Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots will celebrate its 500th Performance on Thursday, June 19th with a social media contest for fans. Beginning today, fans can enter to win tickets to the 500th Performance by using a Do-It-Yourself Kinky Boots Card to add the show's iconic red boots to their photos, and sharing those photos online using hashtag #Kinky500.. On Tuesday, June 17th, the five most creative photos will be selected, and the winners will be given a pair of tickets to celebrate with the cast on June 19th at the Hirschfeld Theatre. (more...)
Tony Winner Billy Porter to Co-Host Pre-TONY AWARDS Telecast!
by TV News Desk - June 6, 2014
Broadway's Kinky Boots turned to their official Twitter page to announce the exciting news that Tony Award winning actor (and former 'Boots' cast member) Billy Porter will be co-hosting this year's pre-telecast for the 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS. (more...)
Photo Coverage: KINKY BOOTS and Mark Fisher Fitness Raises Money for BC/EFA with THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR ROCKIN' at 54 Below!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - May 28, 2014
These Boots Were Made for Rockin', two concerts organized by Mark Fisher Fitness and featuring Kinky cast members, took place on Monday at 54 Below, to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS in support of Broadway Bares: Rock Hard. BroadwayWorld wa sthere for the special concert and you can check out photos below! (more...)
BWW TV: Jeanna de Waal Sings KINKY BOOTS at STARS IN THE ALLEY
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2014
STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was presented earlier this week in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. To add to the festivities leading up to the Tony Awards, the free outdoor concert in the heart of the Theatre District celebrated Broadway with star appearances and exciting performances from over 20 new shows and long-running favorites, accompanied by a live 12-piece orchestra. BroadwayWorld was there for the special concert event and below you can check out 'The History of Wrong Guys' as performed by Kinky Boots' Jeann de Waal! (more...)
Andy Kelso, Katie Finneran & The Skivvies Join THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR ROCKIN' Lineup, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014
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. (more...)