Kinky Boots (Broadway)
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Kinky Boots (Broadway)
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Kinky Boots (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(7476 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
4%
Negative
1%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Great singing

About the Show

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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865 Reviews | 898 Followers
75
Great music, Great staging, Funny, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if this is a great show. Good music and a message.

Don't see it if you are offended by drag queens

963 Reviews | 338 Followers
69
Good-hearted, Disappointing, Long, Overrated, High energy

See it if you love musicals. Bold, brassy Boots tries hard to please. Hero saves the factory AND wins the girl AND makes a best drag-queen-friend.

Don't see it if you want consistent entertainment. Some songs dull. All lyrics are subpar. The book is meh. Plot unconvincing (manufactured arguments). Read more

840 Reviews | 1006 Followers
75
Entertaining, Fun, Fluffy, Funny, Fabulous

See it if You enjoy drag queens and big fun musical numbers.

Don't see it if You like slow paced shows.

927 Reviews | 379 Followers
74
Entertaining, Overrated, Cliched, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if You're looking for a very light fluffy fun night out.

Don't see it if You're look for any depth or true emotion. It's a feel good in the moment but I defy you to remember any tune after you leave the theatre.

939 Reviews | 224 Followers
76
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if I thought as a musical this missed the mark. Some great writing from Cyndi, and some very good staging as well as a few very good actors.

Don't see it if some good dancers, yet the show left me wanting more. It is not what I call a big league musical, rather middle of the pack, so-so at best.

763 Reviews | 212 Followers
93
Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Delightful

See it if you enjoy a good story about human challenges with a light and fun presentation.

Don't see it if you are not able to be open minded.

507 Reviews | 1867 Followers
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if Wants fun show that'll make you laugh.

Don't see it if You are homophobic

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
88
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Original

See it if you like big Broadway shows with big casts singing dancing and a touch of insight into worlds most of us never knew existed.

Don't see it if you liked the smallness of the film. This is a really big show!

Critic Reviews (29)

The New York Times
December 27th, 2015

"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."
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Time Out New York
April 4th, 2013

"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."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 4th, 2013

"By 8:05 p.m., you can pretty much devise not only the storyline but how all the secondary characters and B plots are going to fit into it. These shoes come already broken in. Kinky Boots is a well-fitted, well-staged toe-tapper in the contemporary big-Broadway idiom. It’s never boring; it’s never shocking; you are likely to leave entirely entertained and satisfied."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 4th, 2013

"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."
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Entertainment Weekly
April 4th, 2013

"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."
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The Washington Post
April 4th, 2013

"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."
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Chicago Tribune
April 4th, 2013

"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."
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Los Angeles Times
April 4th, 2013

""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."
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