Kinky Boots London celebrates 1000 performances

Kinky Boots London celebrates 1000th performance

The London cast of the award-winning musical Kinky Boots today celebrated its 1000th performance in the Adelphi Theatre and has now also received its 1,000,000th audience member in the West End. A firm favourite with West End audiences Kinky Boots is the recipient of every major Best Musical Award having won the Olivier Award and Tony Award amongst others. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price, who is struggling to save his family shoe factory. Help arrives in the form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of sturdy new stilettos. It’s a musical about friendship and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Kinky Boots currently stars David Hunter as Charlie Price and Simon-Anthony Rhoden as Lola. Kinky Boots features a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi … Read more

On Your Feet – Marquis Theatre

On Your Feet Broadway
A vibrant new jukebox musical, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan recounts the true rags-to-riches story of the original music industry power couple. Gloria and Emilio Estefan came to America as two poor Cuban immigrants. Now, she’s one of the best-selling singers in music history and he has helped launched the careers of an incredible list of Latin music superstars such as Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. Through it all, they’ve stayed together, two people devoted to each other, their music and their cultural heritage. Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, choreographed by Sergio Trujillo of Jersey Boys fame and featuring Gloria Estefan’s greatest hits, including ‘Get on Your Feet’ and ‘Rhythm is Gonna Get You’, as well as some brand new numbers, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefani promises to be an exhilarating theatre experience. Following a run in ... Read more

Kinky Boots – Al Hirscfeld Theatre

Kinky Boots Broadway
Kinky Boots on Broadway. Photo: Matthew Murphy Packed with spirit, songs and sequins, Kinky Boots is the celebrated Broadway musical penned by Grammy Award-winning pop legend Cyndi Lauper and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein. Starring Tony Award nominee Stark Sands as Charlie and Billy Porter as Lola, Kinky Boots is the uplifting tale of Charlie Price, a young man forced to take up his late father’s mantel and run the family shoe factory. Desperate to stop his family from sinking into bankruptcy, Charlie finds help in the form of Lola, a cabaret star in search of some heavy-duty heels. Charlie and Lola soon team up to save the factory, finding friendship and strength along the way. Abundant energy, beautiful staging and a brand new score make this award-winning musical about fitting in and standing out a real triumph. Playing at New York’s Al Hirschfeld Theater, this new musical is guaranteed ... Read more

REVIEW: Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre ✭✭✭✭

Kinky Booys at the Adelphi Theatre London

Lennox is sensational as Lauren, the whacky factory girl who flirts with and eventually wins the heart of the Boss. It is a comic tour-de-force from Lennox who doesn’t miss a trick, let a laugh opportunity pass or do anything at less than dynamite power levels. She completely steals every scene she is in and her hilarious solo, The History of Wrong Guys, is the first moment in the show then you think that Lauper might be up to the task of composing a Broadway score. Start engraving that Olivier Award now, because if there is any justice Lennox will be a shoe in.

Graham Norton Hosts West End Bares

Graham Norton hosts West End Bares 2015

TheatreMAD (Make A Difference Trust) announced today that Graham Norton will host this years West End Bares to be held at Cafe De Paris on Sunday 20 September at 9.30pm and midnight. Graham will join platinum selling artist and West End star of Memphis and The Bodyguard Beverley Knight, Ru Paul’s Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio, comedian Joe Lycett, Strictly Come Dancing stars Robin Winsor and Lisa Riley, West End sensation Velma Celli and The Supreme Fabulettes, with music by Emmy award-winning composer and lyricist Lance Horne alongside Andrew Hayden Smith, Harriet Thorpe and TOWIE’s Charlie King, as well as the casts of many West End shows. Now in its 6th year, this annual event combines the naughtiness of burlesque along with the razzle dazzle of the West End featuring the hottest performers currently appearing in the West End. The evening is based on the original concept ‘Broadway Bares’ … Read more

VIDEO: Look Out London Kinky Boots Is Almost Here

Kinky Boots London

The cast and production team have been working tirelessly to bring Kinky Boots the musical to London and we’ve found this great preview clip from The Hollywood News  which has us counting down the days. Based on the British film of the same name, Kinky Boots is the story of a traditional family business in financial difficulty which turns to a new market to change their fortunes. It’s an incredible story that proves that you can change the world when you change your mind. Written by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein and Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Kinky Boots starts previews at the Adelphi Theatre on 21 August 2015 and opens on 15 September 2015. BOOK TICKETS FOR KINKY BOOTS  

REVIEW: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Birmingham (On Tour) ✭✭✭✭

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the musical on tour in the UK

Key to the success of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is the onstage relationship between Jameson played by Michael Praed and Benson played by Noel Sullivan. There is an immediate chemistry between these two, you get the feeling that they are having far more fun than we as the audience are and it’s infectious. It’s a chemistry that was missing in the West End, but this touring production has it in spades and then some.