Say Yeah Yeah – Kinky Boots

todrick-hall-as-lola-in-kinky-boots-2-cjenny-andersonDo you want to see a show that will raise you up? Then Kinky Boots is the show for you! As they say in the show, “Ladies, gentlemen, and those who are yet to make up their minds,” Kinky Boots is a wildly entertaining show with an important message of accepting people, no matter who or what they are, as well as accepting yourself. The 2013 Tony winner for Best Musical is still going strong three years later, that message ringing louder than ever.

Kinky Boots follows Charlie Price as he struggles to find a way to save his father’s failing shoe business. He discovers help in the most unlikely of people: a drag queen named Lola. The two seemingly polar opposites learn together that they might not be so different after all.

Todrick Hall in his first leading role on Broadway is an incredible talent. Seeing him on that stage, it’s clear that Hall was destined to play Lola. The audiences at the Al Hirschfeld are lucky to see this supernova eight times a week.

tn-500_haven-burton-and-aaron-c-finley-cmatthew-murphy-emailAaron C. Finley, who recently exited the production, played a charmingly self-doubtful Charlie with a voice that captured and a performance that truly moved. Finley is the best Charlie I’ve seen in the show, so although it is sad he is gone, I can’t wait to see what’s next for him. Olivier Award winner Killian Donnelly stepped into role Tuesday, December 6th and will stay until May of next year.

Haven Burton is the quirky and lovesick Lauren, who makes the stage shine a little bit brighter whenever she is on it. Her rendition of “The History of Wrong Guys” is definitely one of many standout numbers in the show.

A huge reason Kinky Boots is such a hit is the show’s exceptional ensemble. Whether they are high-heeled drag queens or worried shoe factory workers, this group of actors is always a cohesive unit.

12471358_1007159909347262_5556158050146297462_oThere is a reason the show is called Kinky Boots. The costumes in this production are amazing, but the SHOES. The heels in this show are so fierce and have amazing designs by Broadway fashion genius Gregg Barnes.

Between upbeat and dance-in-your-seat numbers like “Land of Lola” and the act one closer “Everybody Say Yeah!”, and heart wrenching ballads “Hold Me in Your Heart” and “Soul of a Man”, it is easy to see how Cyndi Lauper won her first Tony for the score. Paired with Harvey Fierstein’s witty, thought-provoking book, led by director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, there is no surprise over 1,500 performances later audiences are still enjoying this show.

Speaking of Jerry Mitchell, I have a serious question for him and the ensemble. Excuse me, but how can this cast dance with those high heels and stay on beat? The conveyor belt sequence in “Everybody Say Yeah!” is absolutely ridiculous-the good kind, that is.

Kinky Boots, now in its third successful year on Broadway has taken over the world with productions all over including the national tour in the United States, and productions in Australia, London and Toronto. Don’t miss out on this incredible show.

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Edited and written with GiGi

Disclosure: I was given complimentary tickets to facilitate this review but all opinions are my own.


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2016-12-07T18:07:27+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Broadway, Reviews|0 Comments