Cast And Creative Team Announced For 3-D Theatricals' Production Of KINKY BOOTS
3-D Theatricals continues its 2019-2020 season with Kinky Boots, winner of six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The production, which will be directed by Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia (Broadway's Avenue Q and Shrek The Musical) and choreographed by Linda Love Simmons (3-D Theatricals' Once The Musical) with musical direction and conducting by Benet Braun (La Mirada Theatre's Grumpy Old Men: The Musical). Kinky Boots will play February 14-March 1 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos, CA). Opening night is Saturday, February 15.Kinky Boots features a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage aux Folles), and music and lyrics by Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Cyndi Lauper, based on the Miramax motion picture Kinky Boots, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth. The original Broadway production was directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Musical arrangements and orchestrations are by Stephen Oremus. Kinky Boots will star Cornelius Jones Jr. (Lola), Lukas Poost (Charlie Price), and Emily Goglia (Lauren), with Sia Arvinger (Ensemble), Eric Stanton Betts (Angel), Candice Rochelle Berge (Pat/Ensemble), Chris Bey (Ensemble), Chris Bona (Ensemble), Myles A. Carr (Young Lola), Jake Dupree (Angel/Dance Captain), Zach Fogel (Richard Bailey/Ensemble), Javier Garcia (Don), Matthew Garcia (Young Charlie), Cameron Gilliam (Harry/Ensemble), Callum Gugger (Angel), Ceron Jones (Simon Sr./Ensemble), Gerry Kenneth (Angel), Candi Milo (Trish/Ensemble), Christopher Mosley (Angel), Guy Noland (Mr. Price/Ensemble), Dayna Sauble (Nicola), Linda Love Simmons (Ensemble), Jeff Skowron (George), Molly Stilliens (Ensemble), and Rodrigo Varandas (Announcer/Angel). Todrick Hall, who had been originally announced to play the role of Lola in the 3-D Theatricals production, has had to withdraw due to a scheduling conflict. A statement from Todrick Hall is available at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJHYjuqUF0k This big-hearted musical tells the tale of Charlie Price, who is struggling to save his family factory from closure, and Lola the entertainer who tries to help him with wild ideas. The unlikely pair create a snazzy line of stilettos that lights the world on fire, and in the course of it all both learn valuable lessons about compassion and accepting each other's differences. 3-D Theatricals' production will feature the Broadway set design by David Rockwell and costume design by Gregg Barnes, with lighting design by Jean Yves Tessier, and sound design by Jack Hayback. Kinky Boots originally opened on Broadway in 2013 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 2,505 performances. The original cast featured Billy Porter and Stark Sands. It was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and won six, including Best Musical, Best Score (Cyndi Lauper), Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Billy Porter) and Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell). Kinky Boots was originally produced on Broadway by Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network, CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just For Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergère, Allan S. Gordon/Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy & Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein & Dorsey Regal, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Michael DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom & Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp and Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth: President; Rocco Landesman: President Emeritus; Paul Libin: Executive Vice President; Jack Viertel: Senior Vice President) 3-D Theatricals' 2019-2020 season will also include the two-time Tony Award-winning musical, Disney's Newsies (May 1-17, 2020), and the West Coast regional debut of the sumptuous and award-winning Lincoln Center Theater physical production for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning classic, The King and I.