“KINKY BOOTS” GOES TO LONDON
EVERYBODY SAY YEAH!
TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL
“ KINKY BOOTS ”
HEADS ACROSS THE POND TO ITS HOMETOWN
PREVIEWS BEGIN AUGUST 21, 2015
AT LONDON’S ADELPHI THEATRE
New York, NY (February 6, 2015) – Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that the Tony Award®-winning musical Kinky Boots, will premiere in the West End at London’s Adelphi Theatre beginning August 21, 2015. Tickets to Kinky Boots will be available to the public beginning March 2, 2015.
“We are thrilled and deeply honored to be bringing Kinky Boots back home to British shores, where this inspirational story is set,” said Roth and Luftig. “The show is big-hearted and filled with joy, and we trust that it will be warmly embraced by audiences in the UK.” Director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell added, “I am delighted to see this big-spirited musical arrive in London. Kinky Boots is very close to my heart, and I am really looking forward to staging it here with a British cast.
Kinky Boots tells the uplifting and heartwarming tale of Charlie Price, a young man reluctantly taking over his family’s struggling business. Charlie meets and finds inspiration in Lola and together, the 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. The winner of six 2013 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a Tony® Award-winning score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell.
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), Tony® Award-winner John Shivers (Sound Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Randy Houston Mercer (Make-up Design), Telsey + Company, Justin Huff, CSA (Casting), Brian Usifer (Musical Direction), with Musical Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Stephen Oremus.
Kinky Boots in London is produced 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, in association with Cameron Mackintosh.