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BWW Flashback: KINKY BOOTS Takes One Final Strut on Broadway

It raised us up for six years!

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Tony Award-winning, record-shattering Broadway production of Kinky Boots will play its final performance on April 7, 2019. At the time of its closing, the musical will be the 25th longest-running production in Broadway history, having played 2,507 regular performances and 34 previews.

The winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a Tony Award-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell.

As the cast gets ready for their final bows, we're looking back at six incredible years of Kinky Boots on Broadway!


In February 2012, it was announced that Kinky Boots- a project of Broadway greats Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Mitchell and recording superstar Cyndi Lauper- would get a pre-Broadway run at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago. The show would move to Broadway in Spring of 2013.

In September 2012, the cast officially met the press!

The Broadway-bound show opened on October 2, 2012 in Chicago, and played through November 4, 2012.

Broadway previews began on March 3, 2013.

And the show officially opened on April 4.

The company recorded its cast album in May and went on to win the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.


On April 30, 2013, Kinky Boots received twelve Tony nominations. It would go on to win six Awards, including Best Musical.

The whole gang received Sardi's portraits.

And they celebrated one year on Broadway in April 2014.

A US national tour began at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas on September 4, 2014.


The show celebrated 1000 performances in August 2015.

Over the years, the show welcomed a slew of notable replacements, including Wayne Brady, David Cook, Jake Shears, Brendon Urie, Todrick Hall and more!

While the Broadway journey ends today, the Kinky Boots legacy continues!


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