Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots Tickets

Everybody say Yeah!” and celebrate the 2013 Tony Award-winning “Best Musical” Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway!

Based on the 2005 British film of the same name, the musical adaptation boasts a high-profile creative team which were making headlines even before the first preview. Broadway veterans Jerry Mitchell (as Director/Choreographer) and Harvey Fierstein (as Book Writer) teamed up with Grammy Award-winning recording artist Cyndi Lauper, who agreed to provide music and lyrics for the show. That decision to make her first foray into musical theatre eventually proved to be a very fruitful one, as she made history by becoming the first woman to win a Tony Award for “Best Score” by herself and the cherry on the cake turned out to be her Grammy Award win (for “Best Musical Theater Album”) in 2014.

Kinky Boots became an instant fan favorite, after beginning previews at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 3, 2013, and successfully opening on April 4 to positive reviews. The show-stealing role of drag queen Lola also propelled original cast member Billy Porter into Broadway superstardom, earning him his first Tony Award for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.” Jerry Mitchell also took home a Tony for “Best Choreography,” with the dance numbers performed by Lola and her gender-bending entourage known as the “angels” impressing the most. And ultimately, the production fought off some tough competition from the likes of Matilda to be crowned “Best Musical” that season.

Kinky Boots’ overriding theme of acceptance has established it as a frontrunner in the LGBTQ community. Its sentiment is perfectly summed up in Lauper’s Act I ballad “Not My Father’s Son”, which also ends by drawing similarities between the two male leads of the musical. Regardless of sexual orientation, we all have a common ground to find - where we all share the trials, tribulations and the joys of being human.

Other musical numbers such as “Land of Lola”, “Sex is in the Heel”, “Raise You Up/Just Be”, and “Everybody Say Yeah” keep the feel-good factor alive with disco-pop influences that keep your toes tapping and your fingers clicking. So, ladies, gentlemen… and those who have yet to make up your minds, why not treat yourselves to the most fabulous adventure on Broadway? Lola is waiting…

(Photos by Matthew Murphy)

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Running time: 
2hrs 20mins (including 1 intermission)
Categories: 
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About Kinky Boots:

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.

By:
Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, with a Book by Harvey Fierstein
Producer:
Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig
Director:
Jerry Mitchell
Lighting:
Kenneth Posner
Sound:
John Shivers
Design:
David Rockwell
Choreography:
Jerry Mitchell
Costume:
Gregg Barnes
Cast list:
Andy Kelso (as Charlie Price), J. Harrison Ghee (as Lola), Carrie St. Louis (as Lauren), Caroline Bowman (as Nicola), Daniel Stewart Sherman (as Don), and Marcus Neville (as George)
Kinky Boots Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
March 3, 2013
Opening date: 
April 4, 2013
Closes: 
April 7, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday2pm8pm
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Al Hirschfeld Theatre

Address:
302 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest Kinky Boots News & Features

J. Harrison Ghee as Lola
J. Harrison Ghee returns to Kinky Boots on Broadway
March 19, 2019

Everybody Say Yeah! J. Harrison Ghee returns to the Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre tonight, reprising the role of Lola for the remainder of the Broadway run through to April 7, 2019. This marks Harrison's fourth Broadway stint as Lola; a role which he has also played on the show's National Tour. He also starred opposite Harry Connick, Jr. in the world premiere of The Sting at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse in 2018.

Tiki Barber
NFL Legend Tiki Barber makes his Broadway debut in Kinky Boots
January 18, 2019

NFL Legend Tiki Barber, who played running back for the New York Giants for ten seasons, will "touchdown" on the Great White Way tonight, making his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. He is scheduled to play a limited engagement through to March 3, 2019, assuming the role of Don from original cast member Daniel Stewart Sherman, who temporarily leaves the production to appear in the upcoming Paper Mill Playhouse premire of My Very Own British Invasion. Mr.

Andy Kelso & Callum Francis
Andy Kelso & Callum Francis step into Kinky Boots on Broadway
January 11, 2019

Andy Kelso returns to the Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, reprising the role of Charlie Price, whilst UK and Australia Kinky Boots alum Callum Francis makes his Broadway debut, reprising the role of Lola. Mr. Francis plays a limited engagement through to March 17, 2019, whilst Mr. Kelso is scheduled to remain with the production through to its final perfromance on April 7, 2019.

Andy Kelso
Andy Kelso will return to Kinky Boots on Broadway
January 4, 2019

Andy Kelso is set to return to the Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, reprising the role of Charlie Price from January 11, 2019. He will remain with the production through to its final perfromance on April 7, 2019. UK popstar and YouTube sensation Conor Maynard will end his limited Broadway debut engagement in the role on January 10, as scheduled. This will mark Mr. Kelso's third run as Charlie Price on Broadway. He has also appeared as Sky in Mamma Mia! on the Great White Way and as Fiyero in the National Tour of Wicked.

Our Kinky Boots Review

I love tissue paper, so much color that takes up so much eye real estate and yet weighs nothing. With just a little touch of tissue one can masque a myriad of deficiencies. So, naturally, I liked this show. What I l-o-v-e-d, however, was this exuberant cast. These people are marinating in joy, and each performance is devoted to lifting you waaaaay up.