Photo Coverage: Cyndi Lauper & KINKY BOOTS Team with Columbia University Medical Center
In celebration of this cutting-edge and much needed expansion of health services for the LGBT community, the new Broadway musical Kinky Boots hosted a special one-night-only event at the show, featuring a pre-show cocktail reception with composer/lyricist Cyndi Lauper, book writer Harvey Fierstein, and director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell. Check out photos from the festivities below!
In Kinky Boots, Charlie Price (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 (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.
Inspired by a true story and based on the film, Kinky Boots features a warm and witty book by Mr. Fierstein (La Cage, Torch Song Trilogy, Newsies) and a richly diverse musical score from Ms. Lauper, in her stunning theatrical debut. Mr. Mitchell (Hairspray, La Cage, Broadway Bares) has crafted a production bound to move, inspire and set audience's feet dancing.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski
Stewart Adelson, M.D.
Anke A. Ehrhardt, Ph.D.
Walter O. Bockting, Ph.D.
Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D.