Already closed | 2h 20m | Midtown W

Kinky Boots (Broadway)

From 7,350 member  reviews
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. More…

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.

2h 20m | Already closed | Al Hirschfeld Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (7350)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Great singing
88
Avg Score

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

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.

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.

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

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.

92
Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Original

See it if One of the underrated shows. A fun musical with great sets, songs and dances. Clever work by the choreogaphe.r

Don't see it if If you just had to see Billy Porter. I am sure that the current lead will also carry the show .

30
Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Predictable, Manipulative

See it if you're still stuck in the '90s (in your musical taste & your politics). There's nothing new here to offer anyone with 21st C sensibilities.

Don't see it if you think you are going to experience a show with any substance. This show is toothless, transparent, insulting and manipulative.

92
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy tuneful audience pleasing musicals that offer a modicum of social relevance, creative dances, endearing characters, a fun score

Don't see it if Drag queens are not your thing, happy endings upset you, a romance & bromance are telegraphed, you hate audiences that scream after numbers

94
Enchanting, Entertaining, Relevant, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You want entertainment & a great story in 1 musical. You want to hear great, original music. You enjoyed the movie.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Cyndi Lauper. You don't enjoy seeing drag queens on stage. You want a more traditional Broadway musical.

90
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Quirky, Resonant

See it if you're in the mood for a good time and a generally fun show--or you just like British accents.

Don't see it if you're turned off by cross dressing.

82
Entertaining, Refreshing, Overrated, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if You want a big, flashy musical, but one that has a strong moral message.

Don't see it if You're expecting it to be as deep as the film. This is still kind of Broadway fluff.

85
Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You want to see this famous show. I saw it with the original stars (back for a few months) and was really glad to have that chance.

Don't see it if You don't like big musicals. Totally predictable, but watching it get to the resolution was fun. But no surprises. Clear what would happen

Also I had avoided this show for years but it was much better than I though... Read more Read less

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.

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!

100
Great singing, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Great story with a lot of laughs, great costumes. A story with a lot of heart.

Don't see it if Not into musical, accents

Also Very entertaining, great dancing. Loved Lola and her friends. Loved th... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Delightful, Relevant, Resonant, Great acting

See it if You love musicals that have a message. This one has an important theme that relates to everyone. The plot, based on a true story is gripping

Don't see it if You only like musicals of the type that are so frothy and light that they wash over you like a wave. This is NOT that musical !

85
Entertaining, Quirky, Delightful, Touching

See it if you like fun music with a good story and a lot of heart.

Don't see it if looking at monstrously high heels hurts your feet or quirky characters are not your thing.

97
Delightful, Great acting, Original, Refreshing, Raunchy

See it if You want to see the most gorgeous women who are actually men, dancing in breathtaking costumes, and a touching story about acceptance.

Don't see it if You're a homophobe.

73
Great acting, Great staging, Disappointing, Exhausting

See it if You want an entertaining show with a strong message of acceptance.

Don't see it if You loved the movie. This version isn't as good and is honestly a bit exhausting.

86
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if want a good night of razzmatazz.

Don't see it if have a narrow mind.

88
Delightful, Enchanting, Fluffy, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you loved the movie. It is a light, simple, fully enjoyable old fashioned story with a decided twist. Can do spirit with a side of love.

Don't see it if you are offended by the subject matter of cross dressing and drag.

82
Delightful, Funny, Relevant

See it if you enjoy a good musical with a good score and good singing or you are interested in cross-dressers and their lives.

Don't see it if transvestites are not your cup of tea.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Relevant, Fluffy

See it if you want to see a high-energy show that's fun and uplifting. This show has a score by Cyndi Lauper (!!!).

Don't see it if you cringe at the thought of a pop-driven score or are incredibly conservative and don't appreciate drag queens.

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

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

77
Ambitious, Entertaining, Disappointing, Overrated, Original

See it if you want a spectacular visual show, catchy songs, and some humor with bits of emotion

Don't see it if you are looking for a production with depth, this one didn't take me on the emotional journey I had hoped


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 th...
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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 effect...
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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 neve...
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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 ...
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