Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein Bring Kinky Boots to Chicago Before Broadway Debut

Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein Bring Kinky Boots to Chicago Before Broadway Debut

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Iconic performer Cyndi Lauper has released “Sex is in the Heel,” a remixed selection from the upcoming musical Kinky Boots.  The track is currently available for free download.  Lauper debuted a live performance of “Sex is in the Heel” at New York Pride Parade this past Sunday. 

Kinky Boots, the new musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning Cyndi Lauper (Music & Lyrics), will have its pre-Broadway world premiere in Chicago this fall.  Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots will play the Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL) beginning October 2 through November 4, 2012, in anticipation of a 2013 Broadway opening.  

In 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 helping one another grow into the men their fathers always dreamed they would become and transforming an entire community through the power of acceptance.

Inspired by a true story and based on the film, Kinky Boots features a warm and witty book by Mr. Fierstein (La Cage, Torch Song Trilogy, Newsies) and a richly diverse musical score from Ms. Lauper, in her stunning theatrical debut.  Mr. Mitchell (Hairspray, La Cage, Broadway Bares) has crafted a production bound to move, inspire and set audience’s feet dancing.

In addition to the arrival of Kinky Boots, Lauper is scheduled to premiere her own WeTV reality show in partnership with Mark Burnett Productions, will release her autobiography on Simon & Schuster and will also continue her philanthropic work through her foundation, the True Colors Fund.

For tickets for the Chicago engagement of Kinky Boots, visit BroadwayInChicago.com.  Tickets are $33 to $100.

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