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

89%
(7543 Ratings)
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (7,543)

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84 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want a good time and acceptance

Don't see it if You don’t have a heart

83 Reviews | 10 Followers
100
Must see, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You are looking for entertainment and great story telling. A score that stays with you and production numbers that have you on your feet.

Don't see it if You are offended by drag queens.

752 Reviews | 145 Followers
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 Read more

63 Reviews | 9 Followers
100
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if It was a beautiful, relevant and inspiring story with excellent musical numbers & choreography. It’s a show for the entire family.

Don't see it if If you don’t like musicals or drag queens this show is not for you.

138 Reviews | 10 Followers
100
Delightful, Great singing, Riveting

See it if You want a great time at the theatre

Don't see it if You aren't into feel good musicals.

67 Reviews | 5 Followers
100
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like drags

Don't see it if you are anti lgbtq

93 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Must see, Edgy

See it if you like good entertainment, musicals, and fun theatre

Don't see it if do not like musicals

134 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Clever, Edgy, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see

See it if You love musicals, are ready to dance in your seat and open to various lifestyles!! It is a very clever performance

Don't see it if You don't like musicals but this one morning change your mind.

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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New York Daily News
April 4th, 2013

"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."
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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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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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New York Post
April 5th, 2013

"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."
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