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Raise You Up! Tony-Winning Musical Kinky Boots Recoups

October 3rd, 2013 | By Ryan Gilbert


Looks like Broadway audiences love an exhilarating, drag-tastic and downright fabulous musical! Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-winning show Kinky Boots has recouped its full $13.5 million investment in just 30 weeks. Starring Tony winner Billy Porter, Tony nominee Stark Sands, Tony nominee Annaleigh Ashford and directed by Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots continues its crowd-pleasing run at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

Kinky Boots picked up six 2013 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Score (Lauper), Best Chorography (Mitchell), Best Orchestrations (Stephen Oremus), Best Sound Design of a Musical (John Shivers) and Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Broadway.com video blogger and Audience Choice Award winner Porter).

Based on the 2005 film and inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots follows Charlie Price (Sands), an aspiring young businessman who, after the death of his father, is forced to give up his dreams of living in London in order to save his family’s fledgling shoe factory in Northern England. Charlie finds inspiration in Lola (Porter), a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As the unlikely pair works to turn the factory around, they find they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible.

Take a look at the award-winning musical's Tony Awards performance below.

 

Read original article on broadway.com

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