These “Boots’ are made for soaring!

More than four years after “Kinky Boots” first set foot on Broadway, the Cyndi Lauper-fueled musical continues to kick ass.

The now familiar tale of a dying shoe factory in working class England that gets a new bounce in its step from a clever drag queen steps in to turn it into a booming footwear for female impersonators business, is still a step ahead of any other current musical on The Great White Way!

Billy Porter soars as Lola, the kind-hearted and spirited drag dive in Kinky Boots!

 

Lauper’s soaring songs combined with a first-rate cast and Harvey Fierstein’s clever, if well-heeled storytelling makes for a rollicking rock ‘n’ roll review that is both pretty to look at and music to the ears!

The unlikely collaboration between the two leads — a charismatic Stark Sands as the straight-laced lad tasked with saving his freshly dead dad’s business — and the explosive Billy Porter as the drag queen with a heart of gold — fuels a fabulous chemistry that the rest of cast feed off.

Opposites attract as Stark Sands and Billy Porter stand tall as the leads in Kinky Boots

Sands’ Charlie Price is soon whisked away with the audience by Porter’s lyrical lessons about business — and life — delivered in stunning gowns and platform heels that allow her to stand tall and deliver Lauper’s supersonic score.

The songs range from infectious pop showstoppers like the searing “Sex Is In The Heel” to the rousing finale, “Raise You Up/Just Be,” which closes the show with the powerful desire to walk further with these infectious characters.

The rollicking score is just one gem in this jewel box of a modern show — along with dazzling staging, lighting and performances — that takes traditional musical theater a step further than you may have ever experienced!

As Broadway entertainment goes, “Kinky Boots” is still a helluva kick!

See Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 West 45th Street near Eighth Avenue.

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