Kinky Boots, the smash-hit Broadway musical that brought home a season-high six 2013 Tony® awards, will come to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater for a busy schedule of performances from Tuesday, April 11, through Sunday April 16. The show brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and GRAMMY® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony® Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tuesday, April 11 at 8 p.m. for eight performances.
The show will be presented at 8 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday evenings, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, followed by an 8 p.m. show and another 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, with the final performance at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening. Tickets are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office, by calling 727.791.7400 or visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com. Pre-show dining is also available. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and one hour prior to show time.
Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
Kinky Boots took home six 2013 Tony® Awards, the most of any show in the season, including Best Musical, Best Score (Cyndi Lauper), Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell), 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 and the GRAMMY® Award for Best Musical Album, along with many other accolades.
Kinky Boots features Musical Direction by Ryan Fielding Garrett, and Musical Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by Tony® and GRAMMY® Award-winner Stephen Oremus. The same team that produced the show on Broadway is producing the show on tour. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots is represented around the world with the Broadway company now in its third year, a North American First National Tour that launched in September 2014, a Toronto production that opened in June 2015, a London production that opened in September 2015 and a Melbourne production opening in October 2016. A Korean production of Kinky Boots ran from December 2014-February 2015 and a return engagement is planned for 2016. The GRAMMY® Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Kinky Boots is available on Sony Masterworks Broadway.