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Kinky Boots

NOW PLAYING  LYRIC THEATRE, QPAC 

“The Best Musical to Hit Town in Years!” – SMH

Australia has fallen head over heels for KINKY BOOTS, the heart-warming new musical now playing Lyric Theatre, QPAC .

Based on the movie starring Joel Edgerton and inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS takes you on a hilarious journey from a working class shoe factory to the runways of Milan.

Charlie Price is struggling to save the family shoe business and live up to his father’s expectations. Determined to keep the factory from bankruptcy, Charlie meets a fashionable new friend who gives him an outrageous idea that could change both of their destinies.

With Tony and Grammy winning songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, book by Broadway royalty Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles) and direction and choreography by Tony-Award Winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), KINKY BOOTS is “one of the most fun nights of the theatrical year!”- news.com.au

Don’t miss KINKY BOOTS in Brisbane!

Book now via http://kinkybootsthemusical.com.au/

“IRRESISTIBLE, BIG-HEARTED FUN, THE BEST MUSICAL TO HIT TOWN IN YEARS” 

The Age

“CYNDI LAUPER’S HUGE-HEARTED HIT MUSICAL”

Richard Wilkins, Channel 9

“YOU’VE GOT TO SEE THIS”

Alan Jones, 2GB

“FULL OF ENERGY, UNMISSABLE”

Herald Sun

“THE GUY WHO PLAYS LOLA, CALLUM… THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMANCES I HAVE EVER SEEN ON THE STAGE…. EXTRAORDINARY”

Waleed Aly, Channel 10

HARVEY FIERSTEIN (BOOKWRITER)

Harvey Fierstein is the author of the recent Broadway hits Newsies (Tony® nomination) and Casa Valentina (Tony® nomination), as well as Torch Song Trilogy (Tony®, Drama Desk and Obie Awards), La Cage aux Folles (Tony® and Drama Desk Awards), A Catered Affair (12 Drama Desk nominations), Safe Sex (Ace Award), Legs Diamond, Spookhouse, Flatbush Tosca, Common Ground and more. His political editorials have been published in The New York Times, TV Guide and the Huffington Post and broadcast on PBS’s In the Life. His children’s book, The Sissy Duckling (Humanitas Award), is now in its fifth printing. As an actor, Harvey Fierstein is known worldwide for his performances in films including Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day and Bullets Over Broadway; on stage in Hairspray (Tony Award®), Fiddler on the Roof, La Cage aux Folles and Torch Song Trilogy (Tony Award®); and on TV shows such as Smash, How I Met Your Mother, The Good Wife, Cheers (Emmy® nomination), The Simpsons, Family Guy and Nurse Jackie.

CYNDI LAUPER (COMPOSER & LYRICIST)

Cyndi Lauper is a Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony Award® winning (for her Kinky Boots score) artist, who after 30 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million albums, has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move. With her first album, She’s So Unusual, Lauper won a Grammy Award® for Best New Artist and became the first female in history to have four top-five singles from a debut album. Since then, Lauper has released ten additional studio albums, with her most recent, the Grammy® nominated Memphis Blues, ruling the Billboard Blues Chart for 14 consecutive weeks to become the best-selling blues album of 2010. Overall, during her storied music career, Lauper has been nominated for 15 Grammy® Awards, two American Music Awards, seven American Video Awards and 18 MTV Awards. She recently captured her journey through music and life in her New York Times best-selling autobiography, Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir. As an actress, Lauper made her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera alongside Alan Cumming in 2006. She has appeared in numerous television shows, including Mad About You (Emmy® Award) and Bones and films including The Opportunist with Christopher Walken, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Life With Mikey, Off and Running and Vibes. Lauper also continues her philanthropic work through her foundation, the True Colours Fund.

JERRY MITCHELL (DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER)

Jerry Mitchell received the Tony Award® in recognition of his choreography for the 2013 Tony Award® winning Best Musical, Kinky Boots, for which his direction was also recognised with a Tony® nomination. In the 33 preceding years, Jerry has been involved with more than 50 Broadway, Off-Broadway, West End and touring productions. His Broadway debut as a choreographer, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, was followed by The Full Monty (Tony® nomination), The Rocky Horror Show, Hairspray (Tony® nomination), Gypsy, Never Gonna Dance (Tony® nomination), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony® nomination), La Cage aux Folles (Tony® Award), Imaginary Friends, Legally Blonde (Tony® nomination), which he also directed, and Catch Me If You Can. Most recently, Jerry received the Drama League’s Founders’ Award for Excellence in Directing and the George Abbott Lifetime Achievement Award from his peers. Twenty-three years ago, Jerry conceived and created Broadway Bares, a comedy burlesque show performed annually for the charity Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. He continues to serve as executive producer of Broadway Bares, with a book, website and satellite productions in Fire Island Pines, Las Vegas (Peepshow, now in its fifth year of continuous performance) and London (West End Bares).

CREATIVE TEAM

Book
Harvey Fierstein
Composer & Lyricist 
Cyndi Lauper
Director & Choreographer
Jerry Mitchell
Musical Supervision, Arrangements & Orchestration
Stephen Oremus
Scenic Designer 
David Rockwell
Costume Designer
Gregg Barnes
Lighting Designer
Kenneth Posner
Sound Designer
John Shivers
Hair Designer
Josh Marquette
Make-up Designer
Randy Houston Mercer

Kinky Boots is produced by Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig and Michael Cassel,
James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network, CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergere, Allan S. Gordon & Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy and Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein and Dorsey Regal, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Michael DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom and Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp, and Jujamcyn Theaters, 
in association with Cameron Mackintosh.

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Brisbane

Lyric Theatre, QPAC

From 22 August 2017 – 22 October 2017

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