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KINKY BOOTS Opens in Toronto Tonight, Starring Alan Mingo Jr.

Everybody say, YEAH! The Canadian premiere of the Tony Award-winning KINKY BOOTS officially opens tonight, June 28 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, after playing previews since June 16.

Kinky Boots 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 KinkyBoots).

Alan Mingo Jr. stars as "Lola", Graham Scott Fleming stars as "Charlie Price". AJ Bridel stars as "Lauren". Daniel Williston stars as "Don". Vanessa Sears stars as "Nicola". James Kall stars as "George".

Rounding out the ensemble are Thomas Alderson, Andre Anthony, Nicola Dawn Brook, Patrick Cook, Arden Couturier, Dan Domenech, Lisa Horner, David Houle, Eric Leclair, David Lopez, Stewart Adam McKensy, Julia Mclellan, Kristen Peace, Erica Peck, Andrew Scanlon, David Silvestri, Isaiah Slater, Jivaro Smith, Justin Stadnyk, Kaden Stephen, Geoff Stevens, Madeleine Suddaby, Jesse Weafer, Cleopatra Williams, Ryan Wilson and Sandy Winsby.

With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen's shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father's expectations and continue the family business of Price & Sons. With the factory's future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.

The design team for Kinky Boots includes Tony® Award nominee David Rockwell(Scenic Design), Tony® Award-winner Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), Tony® Award-winnerJohn Shivers(Sound Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Stephanie Gorin and Telsey + Company/Justin Huff, CSA (Casting), with Musical Supervision and Arrangements and Orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Stephen Oremus.

Kinky Boots is produced by Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergere, Allan S. Gordon & Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy and Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry,Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Michael DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom and Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp and Jujamcyn Theaters in association with David Mirvish.


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