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.
The Broadway-bound show opened on October 2, 2012 in Chicago, and played through November 4, 2012.
Broadway previews began on March 3, 2013.
The company recorded its cast album in May and went on to win the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.
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.
While the Broadway journey ends today, the Kinky Boots legacy continues!
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