‘Kinky Boots’ Broadway Reviews

KINKY BOOTS

Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein.

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NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW

“Cyndi Lauper knows how to work a crowd. Making her Broadway debut as a composer with “Kinky Boots,” the new musical that opened on Thursday night at the Al Hirschfeld Theater, this storied singer has created a love- and heat-seeking score that performs like a pop star on Ecstasy. Try to resist if you must. But for at least the first act of this tale of lost souls in the shoe business, you might as well just give it up to the audience-hugging charisma of her songs.”

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HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW

“As predictable as the show is, it’s saved by how neatly the material plays to both Fierstein and Lauper’s strengths. Acceptance and celebration of the sexually marginalized has often been the writer’s central theme (notably in his adaptation of the musical La Cage aux Folles), along with reflections on what defines a man. That aspect plays out here in the parallel journeys of Charlie and Lola, both of whom have struggled with father issues.”

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ASSOCIATED PRESS REVIEW

“The show that opened Thursday at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre is so full of good will – did you expect anything less from Lauper or Fierstein? – that only a curmudgeon could walk out and not want to hug the crowds in Times Square, even the sketchy ones in cartoon costumes.”

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CHICAGO TRIBUNE REVIEW

“Even as the U.S. Supreme Court debates what is marriage, the sentimental and hugely enjoyable new Broadway musical “Kinky Boots” is debating the nature of manhood, with a fabulous twist. But as timely as this show suddenly seems to be — it posits an ideal world according to Harvey Fierstein, wherein struggle leads to self-acceptance, which leads in turn to public triumph — there’s nothing whatsoever that’s time-bound about Cyndi Lauper’s cheerfully audacious, toe-tapping score.”

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KINKY BOOTS

Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein.

OVERVIEW

PHOTOS

VIDEOS

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