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Kinky Boots

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Great singing
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This Tony-winning Best Musical, about a shoemaker whose business is saved by a wildly flamboyant clientele, features a score of catchy songs written by pop star Cyndi Lauper.

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Inspired by true events, 'Kinky Boots' tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father's shoe factory. Looking to save the family business, Charlie turns to a fabulously fashionable new friend — cabaret star Lola — who gives him an outrageous idea that could change both of their destinies. Soon, this unlikely duo creates the most sensational footwear that’s ever rocked the runways of Milan… giving the factory and its hardworking family a sparkling new future.

 
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74
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85
The New York Times

"Portraying Lola, Mr. Brady gleams with unassailable contentment and confidence, at least as long as he’s wearing a dress…It is a relief to report that Mr. Brady’s singing and dancing chops are of Broadway caliber...He radiates stellar heat and good humor...The perpetual cheer-churning machine that is 'Kinky Boots' keeps moving forward smoothly and propulsively, even through the inspirational quicksand of its second act." Full Review

80
New York Post

"There are few things theatergoers love more than musicals about persistence and self-acceptance. And since Cyndi Lauper teamed up with book writer Harvey Fierstein, the man behind “La Cage aux Folles,” rahrah empowerment gushes out of the likable but heavy-handed show as if from a broken pipe." Full Review

95
Theatermania

"If your preferred Broadway experience is all about cocktails and drag queens, Kinky Boots will definitely fit the bill. But this show has a much wider appeal. Indeed, this high-energy spectacle with a heart is musical comedy at its finest." Full Review

75
Time Out New York

"The kicky crowd-pleaser Kinky Boots tells of Price & Son—a family business in danger of closing down.The musical holds up for the same reason Price & Son’s products do: solid craftsmanship and care. Lauper is a musical-theater natural, combining bright, infectious melodies with simple but effective lyrics. As each act progresses, the energy rises palpably, boosted by a heart-strong cast." Full Review

55
The Guardian (UK)

"Audiences have heartily embraced this middling production, which features pop icon Cyndi Lauper as composer and lyricist...For a musical with such racy themes, it would be difficult to picture a more conservative, family-friendly show...We can credit costume designer Gregg Barnes with the boots–they really are luscious...Still, Broadway audiences just wanna have fun, and if it means giving a standing O to a uneven book and score, they'll do it." Full Review

65
New York Theater

"The stage version delivers a couple of stand-out performances; a few touching moments; several catchy melodies presented with verve and panache in a diverse score of genuine pop tunes. “Kinky Boots” is professionally put together, it’s entertaining…and it’s both safe and familiar. That’s not a crime; it’s just a disappointment." Full Review

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The Huffington Post

"'Kinky Boots' was clearly meant to be a 'Full Monty'-style crowd-pleaser. Ironically, the rather minor British film it's based on also had little to recommend it...For a musical about drag queens clashing with burly blue collar males and a factory crushed by outsourcing, this is a tension-free show with almost no sex and only some very minor bumps in the plot." Full Review

70
The Hollywood Reporter

"The fact that Cyndi Lauper's infectious spirit shines through every number in her first Broadway musical score is unquestionably the chief asset of Kinky Boots, helping to elevate the show above its familiar template...Kinky Boots' catchy numbers and triumphant tranny-palooza finale make this a raucous crowdpleaser despite its obviousness." Full Review

35
Talkin' Broadway

"Its own lack of daring is perhaps 'Kinky Boots’s most glaring failing. The absence of danger or a believable threat keeps the stakes, and thus any enjoyment, artificially low throughout. Fierstein and Lauper have crafted a gay tolerance plea that’s safe enough to take your grandmother to, but they’ve left out the guts that might make it worth seeing for her or for you." Full Review

90
Chicago Tribune

"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, there's nothing whatsoever that's time-bound about Cyndi Lauper's cheerfully audacious, toe-tapping score." Full Review

90
New York Daily News

"They’re dazzling, dangerous and devil-red. They’re the infamous footwear giving Broadway’s ever-joyful but sometimes too pointed new musical “Kinky Boots” its name...It's a reminder of what musicals have in common with shoes: They can both lift you up. Even with some stumbles, “Kinky Boots” is a high time." Full Review

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The Associated Press

"The show is so full of good will that only a curmudgeon could walk out and not want to hug the crowds in Times Square. True, the second half is almost completely unnecessary, the English accents are laughable and the footwear puns are relentless. But who cares? This is a big ol' sweet love story about sons, the families we make and red patent leather." Full Review

85
CitiTour

"So entertaining and so unthreatening that it’s unlikely to offend – or worse yet, bore – anyone...'Kinky Boots' briefly goes off the rails, as conflicts pile up as quickly and randomly as a pile-up on the Interstate and are resolved with ridiculous swiftness...Lauper has crafted a score full of infectious melodies and smart, sensitive lyrics…Just like Lola herself, 'Kinky Boots' is an eyeful, but one with an abundance of heart and soul." Full Review

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NorthJersey.com

"What "Kinky Boots" sorely lacks is a dramatic commitment to what it's doing. Which is why a show that seems to make few false steps is so relentlessly tedious...We don't expect reality in a Broadway musical, but it should have a dedication to the world it creates, and all its emotional, comic and musical possibilities. The synthetic-feeling "Kinky Boots" fails that test." Full Review

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WNBC

"What the duo has conjured together in “Kinky Boots” is a vibrant, if choppy tale about carving your own identity, with bold, brassy music that delivers on its promise, and a story that, like so much from this genre, is often predictable. Here, the boots may be kinky, but the story’s not quite sexy enough to provide a lasting turn-on." Full Review

85
Theatre is Easy

"There’s little that’s envelope-pushing or edgy about this musical, and yet it succeeds in being both fun and joyful...Despite following the typical fare of Broadway musicals, the musical numbers which comprise 'Kinky Boots' feel far more fresh and engaging than those of other shows...Despite the fact that this show feels familiar, it is successfully hilarious and engaging...One cannot help but leave the theater with a feeling of joy." Full Review

85
Financial Times (UK)

"The love stories, as it happens, are among the few disappointing bits in Boots, which has been given tuneful songs by Cyndi Lauper, in her Broadway-composer debut, and infectious direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell...The audience, which gets a rousing Mamma Mia!-like finale, goes home happy." Full Review

80
The Washington Post

"When it’s good, “Kinky Boots,” the new Broadway musical with the rocking Cyndi Lauper score, is sweetly, vivaciously, irresistibly good. And when it’s not so good — well, let’s not dwell for the moment on the not-so-good. The show is the sort of party for which you will be more than pleased to find yourself on the guest list." Full Review

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CurtainUp

"Any resemblance of the new musical Kinky Boots to the 2005 film of the same name is purely intentional, but also almost irrelevant. There is little doubt that the intention of Cyndi Lauper, who wrote the music and lyrics and Harvey Fierstein, who wrote the book, was to improve on their source material. And they have done it exceedingly well." Full Review

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USA Today

"What transpires is predictable, but Boots, like its heroes, is buoyed by its irresistible gumption, and a good-natured wit that's expertly stoked. Lauper imbues textures lifted from the Motown and disco eras with a sizzling theatricality that's bound to put a little more spring in your step and cheer in your heart." Full Review

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Backstage

"There’s no use putting up a fight with “Kinky Boots.” This is the feel-good musical of the season. Yes, Harvey Fierstein’s funny book is a bit too bald, Cyndi Lauper’s catchy songs are more lyrically repetitive than they should be, and director-choreographer Jerry Mitchell slights character and story in favor of splashy production numbers. Still, the damn thing works." Full Review

85
StageZine

"Broadway has not had an original, big-budget musical as infectious and joyful as 'Kinky Boots' since 'The Book of Mormon'.... Ms. Lauper, who wrote all the music and lyrics, makes us overlook Harvey Fierstein’s often predictable book...Many pop and rock artists have written Broadway show scores in the past, but Ms. Lauper has set a new high standard for the genre, with a pop effervescence that is crisp, richly textured and consistently entertaining." Full Review

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Los Angeles Times

""Kinky Boots," has arrived fresh off the assembly line, hoping to make a bundle with its generic sequins and bland uplift. This slavering-to-please production is a tall, overstuffed wedding cake crammed with so much sugary filling that even those with an insatiable sweet tooth might prefer a slice of cantaloupe instead." Full Review

75
Entertainment Weekly

"Sometimes audiences just wanna have fun. And you’d be a heel not to have fun at Kinky Boots, a new musical based on the 2005 British indie film." Full Review

90
Stu on Broadway

"At last a new musical I can wholeheartedly recommend!...Director-Choreographer Jerry Mitchell keeps the story flowing without too many wayward passages... a winning musical to celebrate and applaud." Full Review

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88
Avg Score

93
Delightful, Relevant, Entertaining, Great music, Great staging

See it if a high energy musical with great music that comes from the heart; some touching moments. Great costumes & staging. Well-deserved Tony

Don't see it if you can't get past labels to see people for their talent, heart, humanity.

Also Delighted to see Billy Porter back in this.... Read more Read less

77
Delightful, Great acting, Cute, Great singing

See it if you get the chance to see Billy and Stark, don't miss these two now that they are back.

Don't see it if You want something that doesnt seem super preachy

93
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see a feel-good show with a pop score that will get you on your feet.

Don't see it if Maybe you are in the mood for something a little more serious, without such a pristine resolution. But, at some point, you should see it.

80
Entertaining, Fun, Sweet

See it if you want a fun, affirming musical with charismatic performances

Don't see it if you need your musicals to go deep on all the issues raised

85
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you enjoy an all-around entertaining shows with a fabulous score and relevant life lessons. Great storyline.

Don't see it if you're conservative or uncomfortable with LGBT topics.

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You missed your chance to see Billy Porter when this first opened. You are open to a big hearted, entertaining show.

Don't see it if You are looking for a memorable score.

Also This is just plain fun. There are definitely "over the top" scenes - b... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Relevant, Riveting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you enjoy musicals, don't have a problem with the discussion of gender & identity.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or shows that discuss gender

100
Clever, Relevant, Riveting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love great music and acting and are interested in gender identity topics. Love big Broadway shows with strong stories and messages

Don't see it if You have a problem with gender discussions or don't like big Broadway musicals.

93
Beautiful, Masterful, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you like Cyndi Lauper's music, with very catchy music, great dancing, entertainment. Great drag show. Modern.

Don't see it if you are homophobic.

95
Delightful, Thought-provoking, Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want a great musical with a heart-warming message.

Don't see it if you are very traditional and conservative.

Also Beautifully done musical with many catching tones. Love the message be... Read more Read less

94
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Billy Porter is fabulous. Loved the show! Cleaver! Great music!

Don't see it if You are not a fan of great musicals.

68
Entertaining, Fluffy, Formulaic, Friendly, Energetic yet tired at the same time

See it if a celebrity you love is guest starring—a great opportunity to see them ham it up in an extreme comic role

Don't see it if you’re seeking nuanced portrayals of trans folks (aren’t all trans women brassy nightclub performers w/ sage advice and flamboyant fashion?)

Also Doesn’t hold a candle to the other Best Musical winners currently on B... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see an (old) Broadway hit that hits the mark-good story line, singing, staging that can appeal to all ages.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it if you can.

89
Must see, Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love upbeat shows with a great message. The subject matter of acceptance is very relevant and is great for Broadway.

Don't see it if you not enjoy drag.

93
Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You love Cyndi Lauper's music and you enjoy a wide range of emotions in a musical.

Don't see it if You do not like fun, glamorous musical numbers.

88
Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like entertaining theatre. Lots of fun. Clever staging.

Don't see it if you don't like interesting stories.

93
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you love great musical theatre with wonderful singers and dancers that is delightfully entertaining.

Don't see it if if you only like dramas. Actually, there's no reason not to see this play. It's wonderfully entertaining.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to have a super fun evening of theatre that also has a message and will bring a lump to your throat.

Don't see it if Drag queens offend you. they are wonderfully talented and hilarious.

Also I had 12 women for a college reunion come to NYC and this is the play ... Read more Read less

76
Delightful

See it if You enjoy cotton candy musicals. You enjoy RuPaul's Drag Race. (And currently, you want to hear a Panic! at the Disco take on lead vocals).

Don't see it if You care about good accent work. You want an ensemble that is solid all the way through.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Love great musicals

Don't see it if You don't not like social commentary

100
Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if .....

Don't see it if .....

92
Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if Love meaningful musicals

Don't see it if You don' like non cliche stories

73
Fun

See it if you're looking for a deceivingly family-friendly good time.

Don't see it if you want something to make a bold and/or profound statement.

65
Funny, Dizzying, Edgy, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you adored the film or have a thing for heels

Don't see it if you want a memorable theatre going experience. Poor songs for what could be a very interesting tale

95
Delightful, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if you want to experience a full range of emotions in one show and have a song to leave singing.

Don't see it if you don't like drag queens.