Tony Award-Winning Musical “Kinky Boots” Kicks Off National Tour at The Smith Center

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Tony® Award-Winning Musical “Kinky Boots” to Kick Off National Tour at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas

New smash-hit musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper, directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, is the most award-winning musical of the season

 

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig are proud to announce that Kinky Boots, the six-time Tony® Award-winning 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), will open its national tour in September 2014 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas (361 Symphony Park Avenue).

“I am thrilled that we’re able to launch our first-ever national tour with this great show. Kinky Boots has been our most requested and talked-about musical of the season,” said Myron Martin, president and CEO of The Smith Center.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots opened on Broadway on April 4, 2013 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it continues to play to sold-out houses.

“We are so excited to take Kinky Boots from coast to coast, so that the entire country can share in the joyousness that our audiences on Broadway experience every night,” said producer Daryl Roth. “And what a privilege it is to be the first Broadway show to launch a national tour at the beautiful new Smith Center. We look forward to an exciting opening night in Las Vegas next September,” producer Hal Luftig added.

Kinky Boots recently took home six 2013 TonyAwards, the most of any show this season, including Best Musical, Best Score (Cyndi Lauper), Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell), Best Actor (Billy Porter), 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, along with many other accolades.

In Kinky Boots, Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

Inspired by a true story and based on the Miramax motion picture written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, Kinky Boots features a warm and witty book by Fierstein and a richly diverse musical score from Lauper, in her stunning theatrical debut. Mitchell has crafted a production that moves, inspires and set audience’s feet dancing.

The design team for Kinky Boots includes Tony Award nominee David Rockwell (Scenic Design), Tony Award-winner Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), TonyAward-winner John Shivers (Sound Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Randy Houston Mercer (Make-up Design), Telsey + Company (Casting), with Musical Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Stephen Oremus.

Kinky Boots is produced on Broadway by Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, 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.

 

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, a 258-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.thesmithcenter.com . Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT KINKY BOOTS

 

“INSPIRED! CYNDI LAUPER has created a score with audience-hugging charisma that performs like a pop star on Ecstasy. KINKY BOOTS is an emotional button pusher about finding your passion, overcoming prejudice and transcending stereotypes. “

The New York Times

 

“CYNDI LAUPER’s INFECTIOUS SCORE is CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION! Kinky Boots delivers pumps-up kicks! You’d be a HEEL not to have fun at KINKY BOOTS!”

Entertainment Weekly

 

KINKY BOOTS STEPS UP and STANDS OUT! Proof positive that girls and boys everywhere do just wanna have fun!”

New York Magazine

 

“It’s amazing! Delightful, HIGH-ENERGY FUN!”

New York Post

 

“The very model of a modern major musical! IRRESISTIBLE, with A HEART-STRONG CAST! CYNDI LAUPER is a musical-theater natural!”

Time Out NY

 

“The theater vibrates like a dance party! CYNDI LAUPER knows how to SPREAD JOY! ANNALEIGH ASHFORD is SENSATIONAL! JERRY MITCHELL’s choreography is TERRIFIC. Audiences will love it to death!”

Variety

 

“SWEET, COLORFUL & A LITTLE NAUGHTY! A BIG OL’ SWEET LOVE STORY about sons, the families we make and red patent leather. KINKY BOOTS is SO FULL OF GOOD WILL that only a curmudgeon could walk out and not want to hug the crowds in Times Square!”

Associated Press

 

“A HIGH-SPIRITED NEW MUSICAL with A TENDER HEART and a SIZZLING theatricality that’s bound to put a little more spring in your step and CHEER IN YOUR HEART.”

USA Today

 

“This show is reminder that both musicals and shoes can LIFT YOU UP!”

Daily News

 

KINKY BOOTS is EVERYTHING a Broadway musical should be!”

Broadway.com

 

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