Already closed | 2h 20m | Midtown W

Kinky Boots (Broadway)

From 7,452 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 (7452)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

85
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Raunchy, Original

See it if Like stories of winning through adversity. Even the misfits are winners.

Don't see it if You are not open minded.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Must see, Great singing

See it if You love fun shows that make you tap your feet, have great choreography, but also have heart!

Don't see it if You prefer serious theater, or don't like watching drag queens strut their stuff on stage.

96
Funny, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You want to want to enjoy every minute in the theater

Don't see it if You don't enjoy fun musicals

85
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Funny, Great singing

See it if you like fun shows with great singing and original musical songs, with great costumes and clever staging.

Don't see it if you like very serious shows or musicals that are more drama than comedy.

79
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if want a really fun night out, like drag shows, have a sense of humor

Don't see it if you are not comfortable with people in drag

84
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a funny, touching, old-fashioned but with a twist musical

Don't see it if you dont like musicals or you disapprove of drag [in which case what are you doing in ny anyway?]

94
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you love musical comedy with great acting & singing & dancing. This show has a message of love & tolerance. Billy Porter was fabulous.

Don't see it if you don't like Broadway musical comedies. If you don't like drag queens in performance, stay home & mope.

78
Funny, Great singing, Great writing, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if you liked the movie and want to see the musical version of it.

Don't see it if you liked the movie so much that you're afraid the musical might disappoint you.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Delightful

See it if this show is vibrant, fun, and insightful.A show about courage,acceptance, and parental expectations.Alan Mingo Jr. is great as Lola.Superb!

Don't see it if I can not think of any reasons not to see this show..don't miss it!

70
Fun, Unoriginal, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you're just looking for a show that's good ol' fashioned fun

Don't see it if you're looking for a story or characters that aren't made on an assembly line of goofy Broadway cliches

80
Funny, Great staging, Cliched, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if you want a feel good musical with catchy tunes.

Don't see it if you want complex plot.

84
Delightful, Quirky, Funny, Lyrical, Fun

See it if you enjoy catchy lyrics and tunes about cross dressers. Sequins and boas strive to be accepted in a working class environment. Artful!

Don't see it if you are phobic about those who are different, blush at a male in fishnets or have no funny bone at all

67
Cliched, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if you are solely looking to be entertained or are interested in cliched writing.

Don't see it if you're interested in seeing something profound.

50
Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated, Original

See it if you are trying to see every Tony award winner for best musical

Don't see it if you get bored easily

69
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You like musicals in general

Don't see it if You saw Priscilla and liked it. Priscilla was a far better show

79
Quirky, Funny, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if You are a fan of the movie or really enjoy the gender identification and equality themes.

Don't see it if You are looking for cerebral plot or score, or are not a fan of gender identification themes. Score is good, but thin, so alot of repeats

97
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Original

See it if you want to see a really entertaining show with great music.

Don't see it if it bothers you to see men in women's clothing.

50
Cliched, Banal, Fluffy, Insipid, Refreshing

See it if You want a feel-good musical about beating the odds and overcoming bad parents and bigotry.

Don't see it if You need your script sharp, your music especially tuneful, or your characters less than broad. It has a good heart but isn't well done.

81
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want an original show and you're open-minded

Don't see it if You cannot tolerate sexual & gender differences

90
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you like big musicals with a social message. you love a great theatrical experience - great costumes and performances

Don't see it if you don't like big musicals; you think a musical shouldn't have to have a social message

75
These drag queen boots are made for walking... and that’s just what they’ll do ... and maybe save a shoe factory too!

See it if A great vehicle for Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein ‘s first musical theater collaboration; Billy Porter was electric as my Lola!

Don't see it if I’m so happy for this show’s success, but not one of my personal favorites. I’m still glad I saw it.

100
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Must see

See it if You enjoy masterfully staged shows with heart and meaning at the core layered with pure talent

Don't see it if You are uneasy with drag, but even then see it

95
Delightful, Quirky, Fluffy, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You are a fan of the film, enjoy men in drag, colorful costumes, scenery & performances! Todrick Hall is giving a kick-ass performance!

Don't see it if You aren't willing to let go and have an open mind. This show will encourage you to smile, give of your spirit and embrace differences.

93
Must see, Masterful, Beautiful, 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.

65
Overrated, Quirky, Great staging, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy musicals similar to Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. I loved Priscilla, but not Kinky Boots, but they were in the same genre.

Don't see it if You want to see a contemporary musical of a traditional nature.


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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