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New York Theatre: Kinky Boots - take two!

kinky_boots_broadway_15_email_1-w500-h500.jpgKinky Boots
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Based on the Miramax motion picture Kinky Boots written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth
Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell
Music supervision, arrangements and orchestration by Stephen Oremus
At the Al Hirschfeld Theatre,  302 West 45th

kinky_boots_billy_porter_andy_kelso_757_1-w500-h500.jpgNew York, NY.   This is the second production of Kinky Boots I have seen. I first saw the show with the original Broadway cast  in June last year, and enjoyed it so much (specially the boots!) that on this return visit I thought my fashionista  friends had to see it too. Good decision because I confess I loved it even more the second time around.

kinky_boots_everybody_say_yeah_797-w500-h500.jpgMy earlier review recaps the story line and the evolution of the musical from the film based on an actual men's shoe factory in the UK. So i will simply say that Billy Porter is still outstanding as  Lola, the sexy flamboyant drag queen with an underlying heartache. And my new favorite number is "Sex is in the Heel".  As Lauren, Jeanna de Waal had a delightful comic touch that came through more strongly than I remembered from my first visit and added a bigger dimension to her character. The Angels  were, of course, anything but angelic - hot and sexy "mommas" all.

Loved the energy, loved the music ... loved the show. It's high on my list of recommendations if you are visiting New York.

 

 

Kinky Boots
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Based on the Miramax motion picture Kinky Boots written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth
Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell
Music supervision, arrangements and orchestration by Stephen Oremus
At the Al Hirschfeld Theatre,  302 West 45th

 

- See more at: http://www.reviewfromthehouse.com/new-york-stopover-spring-2014-theatre-...

Kinky Boots
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Based on the Miramax motion picture Kinky Boots written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth
Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell
Music supervision, arrangements and orchestration by Stephen Oremus
At the Al Hirschfeld Theatre,  302 West 45th

 

- See more at: http://www.reviewfromthehouse.com/new-york-stopover-spring-2014-theatre-...

Kinky Boots
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Based on the Miramax motion picture Kinky Boots written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth
Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell
Music supervision, arrangements and orchestration by Stephen Oremus
At the Al Hirschfeld Theatre,  302 West 45th

 

- See more at: http://www.reviewfromthehouse.com/new-york-stopover-spring-2014-theatre-...

Kinky Boots
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Based on the Miramax motion picture Kinky Boots written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth
Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell
Music supervision, arrangements and orchestration by Stephen Oremus
At the Al Hirschfeld Theatre,  302 West 45th

 

- See more at: http://www.reviewfromthehouse.com/new-york-stopover-spring-2014-theatre-...