Pentatonix singer Kirstin Maldonado extends her Broadway debut engagement in Kinky Boots

Maldonado will now play the role of Lauren in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots through to May 3, 2018.

Kirstin Maldonado in Kinky Boots

As the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots celebrates 5 fabulous years on Broadway today, producers have announced that Grammy Award-winning Pentatonix singer Kirstin Maldonado has extended her Broadway debut engagement in the production and will now play the role of Lauren through to May 3, 2018.

As reported yesterdayKinky Boots welcomed "American Idol" winner David Cook to the cast last night, as he made his Broadway debut as Charlie Price. He is set to play a limited engagement through to May 5, 2018, whilst Emmy Award winner Wayne Brady continues in the role of Lola through to April 26, 2018 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

The principal cast also includes Shannon O’Boyle (as Nicola), Daniel Stewart Sherman (as Don), and Marcus Neville (as George).

Kinky Boots officially opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on April 4, 2013, following previews from March 3.

Based on the 2005 British comedy movie of the same name by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, the musical features a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, with music and lyrics by Grammy & Tony Award-winning artist Cyndi Lauper and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.

Synopsis: "Charlie Price is forced to step in and save his family’s shoe factory in Northern England following the sudden death of his father. Help comes from the unlikeliest angel, a fabulous drag performer named Lola. Together, this improbable duo revitalizes the failing business, while stepping out from their fathers' shadows and transforming an entire community through the power of acceptance."

The creative team behind Kinky Boots features scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and sound design by John Shivers.

The production was nominated for a total of 13 Tony Awards in 2013, of which it won six: "Best Musical," "Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical" (for Billy Porter), "Best Original Score" (for Cyndi Lauper), "Best Choreography" (for Jerry Mitchell), "Best Orchestrations" (for Stephen Oremus), and "Best Sound Design" (for John Shivers).

Kinky Boots is produced on Broadway by Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig.

Kinky Boots Tickets are available now for performances through to January 13, 2019.

(Photo by Matthew Murphy)