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Cyndi Lauper Shares Demo For 'Not My Father's Son' & Recounts Song's Genesis

Hear the original demo for a Kinky Boots showstopper!

2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots continues to inspire audiences 8 performances a week and a previously unreleased demo recording of songwriter Cyndi Lauper's original version of the standout score selection "Not My Father's Son" is now available to hear.

The official Facebook page posted the demo this week, relaying, "This never-before-heard demo of "Not My Father's Son" is dedicated to all of the parents who teach us to stand on our own two feet. #KinkyBoots".

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Additionally, Lauper revealed the genesis of the song in a recent interview, sharing, "['Not My Father's Son] about unconditional love and about being true to yourself. Not everyone has an ideal relationship with their fathers, and sometimes there is some stuff you can't fix, but even Lola, whose dad rejects him, was able to find some closure with his father in the show."

Check out BroadwayWorld's article on the matter here.

KINKY BOOTS is a screen-to-stage adaptation of the 2005 British indie film featuring a score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, who took home a 2013 Best Score Tony Award for her efforts on the musical collaboration with playwright, actor and activist Harvey Fierstein and director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell.

The official description of Kinky Boots is as follows: "Charlie Price (Tony nominee Stark Sands) has suddenly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola (Tony winner Billy Porter). A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Featuring direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a spectacularly uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein, KINKY BOOTS is the must-see new musical that proves that sometimes, the best way to fit in is to stand out!"

KINKY BOOTS is now playing on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. More information is available at the official site here.

Order the new Kinky Boots merchandise at the official site here.

Hear the new demo for Kinky Boots video below.

This never-before-heard demo of "Not My Father's Son" is dedicated to all of the parents who teach us to stand on our own two feet. #KinkyBoots

Posted by Kinky Boots on Broadway on Thursday, June 18, 2015


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