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Kinky Boots

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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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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

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The New York Times

"'Kinky Boots' is a reminder that you don’t always have to be a masochist to enjoy being smashed by a steamroller. From the outset, this show comes rushing at you head-on, all but screaming: 'Love me! Love me!' It’s a shameless emotional button pusher, presided over by a strong and sassy drag queen who dispenses life lessons like an automated fortune cookie." Full Review

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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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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

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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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

70
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

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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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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.

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.

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Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if .....

Don't see it if .....

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.

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.

86
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if want a good night of razzmatazz.

Don't see it if have a narrow mind.

87
Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want a great time with dynamic Cyndi Lauper music/lyrics, Jerry Mitchell direction/choreography, and book by Harvey Fierstein. Fabulous!

Don't see it if you prefer not to be in the hands of some of the greatest creative people Broadway offers. So much FUN with lots of kinky red boots!

85
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoy modern/pop-music musicals, drag, intelligent thought-provoking scripts w/feel-good endings. Guaranteed you will be left uplifted.

Don't see it if anything having to do w/female impersonation offends you. The show's about acceptance, non-traditional family, inspiration, support & love.

84
Delightful, Dizzying, Edgy, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like Cindy Lauper, music with influence from her era, flashy but beautiful costuming, men in drag

Don't see it if You want something more serious and tame--this show is a wild ride of fun, fight, and acceptance

73
Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You want to celebrate sexual diversity. You have a shoe fetish.

Don't see it if The show is entertaining, but highly predictable. Really don't see it if you're a homophobic conservative and want to stay that way.

85
Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want entertaining show with feel-good message and great music. Cyndi Lauper does well to integrate her style into musical.

Don't see it if you don't like Cyndi Lauper songs or looking for a tragedy.

49
Boring, Cliched, Overrated, Great singing

See it if you get free tickets. The choreography was good, if I have to find something positive in it. And it tries to teach an important lesson.

Don't see it if you can spend your money anywhere else. I got an extremely discounted ticket and couldn't wait for it to be over.

Also This has some of the dumbest lyrics against the dumbest score paired w... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you liked the movie.

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie

85
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Edgy, Relevant

See it if you are supportive of the LGBTQ community and have a great sense of humor.

Don't see it if you voted for Donald Trump

90
Funny, Must see, Resonant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a show you can sing along with by the end of the show.

Don't see it if you are less than tolerant of people who march to a different drum.

90
Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if different music and a complex (but understandable) story line.

Don't see it if British accents or drag queens are things that turn you off.

82
Funny, Quirky, Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like campy, light-hearted shows. Deals with drag queens & acceptance. Has fun, catchy music. It's good for a fun night out.

Don't see it if You don't like drag queens/LGBT themes, Cyndi Lauper style music, want more dramatic, thought-provoking shows

79
Cliched, Entertaining, Fun, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you're looking for a fun, uplifting musical and enjoy pop music.

Don't see it if you are offended by drag culture, if you're looking for something deep and dramatic, and if you're not a fan of a pop score.

77
Great acting, Disappointing, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if You like a light musical.

Don't see it if You expect to see a lot of dancing.

88
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you love a fun show with heart and great performances.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with drag queens, LGBTQ culture, or gritty drama - this is not that!

83
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoyed the movie and want to be inspired. It's a fun show with a powerful message.

Don't see it if you are intolerant of others.

58
Banal, Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a show that, based on a true story, tries to entertain you and deal with social issues at the same time

Don't see it if You like more edgy and original musicals. Music and dancing are forgettable and if you loved the movie you might leave disappointed

85
Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy fun musicals. Also if you enjoy stories about shoes =)

Don't see it if Don't like drag queens

88
Delightful, Great acting, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoy heartwarming, hugely entertaining Broadway spectacles. The cast (esp Todrick Hall) was uniformly great.

Don't see it if sequins and cross-dressing aren't your thing. Actually, if that's the case, you should see this show!