Kinky Boots, the new musical by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper, will make its world premiere at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre this fall. After the Chicago run, the musical, directed and choreographed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell, aims to strut to Broadway. No Broadway timeline or casting for either production has been announced.
Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 film, Kinky Boots follows Charlie Price as he, after the sudden death of his father, is forced to step in and save his family’s shoe factory in Northern England. Help comes from the unlikeliest angel, a fabulous drag performer named Lola. Together, this improbable duo not only revitalizes the nearly bankrupt business, but helps one another grow into the men their fathers always dreamed their sons would become, and transforms an entire community through the power of acceptance.
Kinky Boots will be presented by Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig. The musical marks Lauper’s theatrical debut as a writer. She appeared as Jenny in the 2006 revival of The Treepenny Opera.