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CAST OF THE TONY-AWARD WINNING MUSICAL
” K I N K Y B O O T S ”
JOINS COMPOSER CYNDI LAUPER FOR A “KINKY KABARET”
TO BENEFIT THE TRUE COLORS FUND

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR
ONE NIGHT ONLY EVENT
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16
AT BIRDLAND

New York, NY (November 7, 2013) – Kinky Boots producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, along with the True Colors Fund, announced today that cast members from Kinky Boots, including stars Billy Porter, Stark Sands and Annaleigh Ashford, will join the show’s Tony Award-winning composer Cyndi Lauper for a special one-night-only True Colors Cabaret, on Monday, December 16th at 7:00 PM at Birdland (315 W 44th St). Lauper will join the cast of Kinky Boots to perform an eclectic array of standards, pop hits and other songs, with musical direction by the show’s Tony Award-winning orchestrator Stephen Oremus. The evening will benefit the True Colors Fund, the organization Lauper co-founded to raise awareness about and bring an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth homelessness, and to inspire everyone, especially straight people, to become active participants in the advancement of equality for all.
“I am really excited that the True Colors Fund and my Kinky Boots family will be resurrecting the True Colors Cabaret for this special one-night only show,” says Lauper. “The message of Kinky Boots and the work of the True Colors Fund is synonymous. ‘You change the world when you change your mind.’ Through a great night of music, we will continue our work to change those minds and ensure that gay and transgender homeless youth get the help that they deserve.”

The full list of participants includes Adinah Alexander, Annaleigh Ashford, Douglas Baldeo, Stephen Berger, Paul Canaan, Lena Hall, Jaden Jordan, Andy Kelso, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Eric Leviton, Ellyn Marie Marsh, John Jeffrey Martin, Marcus Neville, Kyle Taylor Parker, Robert Pendilla, Jennifer Perry, Billy Porter, Kyle Post, Tory Ross, Stark Sands, Charlie Sutton, and Joey Taranto. Kinky Boots co-creators Harvey Fierstein (book) and Jerry Mitchell (director and choreographer), along with producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, will also be on hand for the evening.

Tickets for True Colors Cabaret range from $60-$250 and are available beginning today, thru Ticketfly (877-987-6487 or www.ticketfly.com) or by visiting http://www.birdlandjazz.com/event/417111-true-colors-cabaret-new-york/. There is a $10 food and drink minimum per person. For more information about True Colors Cabaret, please visit http://www.truecolorsfund.org/cabaret.

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ABOUT THE TRUE COLORS FUND
The True Colors Fund was co-founded by Grammy, Emmy, and Tony award-winning artist and advocate Cyndi Lauper to raise awareness about and bring an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth homelessness through its Forty to None Project, and to inspire and engage everyone, especially straight people, to become active participants in the advancement of equality for all.

National Corporate Partners of the True Colors Fund include Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, American Airlines, Butler & Hosch, and Van Gogh Vodka.

On Saturday, December 7th, Lauper and the True Colors Fund will present the 3rd Annual “Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays,” a (sold-out!) star-studded benefit concert at New York City’s historic Beacon Theatre to help raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth homelessness and support the True Colors Fund’s Forty to None Project.

ABOUT KINKY BOOTS
Kinky Boots opened on Broadway on April 4, 2013 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street), where it continues to play to standing-room-only crowds. The show took home six 2013 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Cyndi Lauper), Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell), Best Actor (Billy Porter), Best Orchestrations (Stephen Oremus), and Best Sound Design (John Shivers). The show also received the Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Broadway.com Awards for Best Musical, along with many other accolades.

In Kinky Boots, Charlie Price (Sands) has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola (Porter). A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this 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.

Kinky Boots is produced on Broadway 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.

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