KNEE HIGH IN FUN: SMASH HIT MUSICAL “KINKY BOOTS” COMES TO AUSTIN

By Lance Avery Morgan

Kinky Boots Tour. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Kinky Boots Tour. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Yes, it’s almost here – the show you’ve been waiting for. Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at Bass Concert Hall on November 10 – 15, 2015. Lexus Broadway in Austin is presented by Texas Performing Arts. From Tuesday – Friday, the showtime is at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m & 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. Tickets are available at http://www.BroadwayinAustin.com, the Bass Concert Hall box office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, and at .512. 477-6060.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots is represented around the world with the Broadway company now that is now in its third year. In fact, Kinky Boots took home six 2013 Tony Awards, the most of any show in the season, including Best Musical, Best Score (Cyndi Lauper), Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell), Best Orchestrations (Stephen Oremus) and Best Sound Design (John Shivers). The show also received the Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Broadway.com Awards for Best Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Album, along with many other accolades.

Kinky Boots Tour. Photo by Matthew MurphyInspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. It’s a musical comedy with so many touching moments.

Kinky Boots features Musical Direction by Adam Souza, and Musical Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Stephen Oremus. In fact, the Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Kinky Boots is available on Sony Masterworks Broadway.