Now the iconic star is set to conquer Broadway, and I'm so happy and excited for her! The talented performer has released “Sex is in the Heel” and a selection of remixes from the upcoming musical Kinky Boots. The remixes are now available on iTunes http://bit.ly/SexIsInTheHeel-iTunes.
2012 has been a phenomenal year for the legendary Ms Lauper, who premiered her own WeTV reality show in partnership with Mark Burnett Productions, released her autobiography on Simon & Schuster and still continues her philanthropic work through her foundation, the True Colors Fund.
Kinky Boots, the new musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein who wrote the book, and Grammy® Award-winning Cyndi Lauper who wrote theMusic & Lyrics, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere in Chicago this fall. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots will run in Chicago, from October 2 through November 4, 2012, in anticipation of a 2013 Broadway opening.
In Kinky Boots, Charlie Price is forced to step in and save his family’s shoe factory in Northern England, following the sudden death of his father. Help comes from the unlikeliest angel, a fabulous drag performer named Lola. Together, this improbable duo revitalizes the failing business, while helping one another grow into the men their fathers always dreamed they would become and transforming an entire community through the power of acceptance.
Inspired by a true story and based on the film, Kinky Boots features a warm and witty book by Mr. Fierstein (La Cage, Torch Song Trilogy, Newsies) and a richly diverse musical score from Ms. Lauper, in her stunning theatrical debut. Mr. Mitchell (Hairspray, La Cage, Broadway Bares) has crafted a production bound to move, inspire and set audience's feet dancing.
At the Bank of America Theater • 18 West Monroe Street, Chicago IL • For tickets for the Chicago engagement (Oct. 2-Nov. 4th), go to BroadwayInChicago.com.