Kinky Boots the musical

TheaterWhen I write about performing arts, I often intentionally overlook Broadway shows and national tours, because I want to help promote Boston’s theater scene.

However, every once in a while a new show does catch my eye and Kinky Boots the Musical, which recently opened on Broadway is one of those exceptions.  Have you heard about this new musical that has music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper?  For those who live in and visit NYC regularly, I’m curious if you have tickets and plan on seeing this show?

Hilton Als review in the New Yorker is quite positive. Als writes, “Kinky Boots”, a musical based on a 2005 movie comedy…pretty much follows the film script while emphasizing those themes that made the author’s work on 1983’s “La Cage Aux Folles,” so effective: tolerance and bravery win out over bigotry and smallness. But that was in 1983, when the conversation around queerness was less a conversation than a shouting match. Fierstein is still shouting. Not so much shouting as insisting on the hurt that comes with being different—and how life outside the status quo amounts to an act of defiance. Read the full review here.

2 responses to “Kinky Boots the musical

  1. A coworker of mine in NYC saw it and loved it. My partner and I may try to catch it when we are there in early May

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