Cindy Lauper And 'Kinky Boots' Cast And Crew Had Audience Jumping To Their Feet

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Musical Broadway show, Kinky Boots, had a great start with their opening night as the audience jumped to their feet at the curtain call.

Kinky Boots has irresistibly endearing characters, crazy couture, a mix of emotional ballads and over-the-top ensemble numbers, and the kind of energy that had the audience dancing in their seats.

Cyndi Lauper, the lyricist of the show together with director Jerry Mitchell and writer Harvey Fierstein, joined the cast and producers for the curtain call on stage. All of them received bouquets of flowers and the loudest cheers coming from their audience.

Lauper went for a punkish retro look with her off-shoulder red dress, paired with black leather stilletos and fingerless gloves as she entered the red carpet for the show.

And though her shoes were killing her, Lauper said that the musical show was great and incredible. "This show has huge heart," Lauper said. "It's a story about love and acceptance and friendship and overcoming obstacles." Lauper also danced with Matt Henry, who plays a drag queen named Lola, as the show's finale song, “Raise You Up,” played on. The cast were delighted and overwhelmed with the audience response to their show. In true Kinky Boots form, the curtains went down to the show's resident drag queens twerking for the roaring crowd. Kinky Boots was adapted by writer, Harvey Fierstein, from a British comedy show with the same title. It was shown on Broadway in 2013. And with its music and lyrics by Lauper, Kinky Boots won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical and broke all box office records at New York's Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

The successful opening night of Kinky Boots marks the end of the previews for three weeks and will be the start of eight shows a week at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End.

Val Powell
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