Kinky Boots. Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business. Get those last-minute tickets at the link in our bio. Are you feeling a little sluggish from the oppressive summer heat and looking for something to raise you up? The award-winning production from Cyndi Lauper and legendary playwright Harvey Fierstein was filmed late last year at Adelphi Theater on London’s West End featuring two of the show’s original stars. Kinky Boots is from pop icon Cyndi Lauper and legendary playwright Harvey Fierstein, directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell and based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tom Firth. This coronavirus lock-in gives me the opportunity to revise my position on Kinky Boots by reviewing the streaming version on BroadwayHD (the theater's answer to Netflix). This viewing also made me reconsider Lola as an individual who is neither straight nor gay, but who does not fit neatly within our dull alphabetized sexual taxonomy. But in the end, their most sensation achievement is their friendship. Hit Musical begins streaming Today after record breaking Broadway and West End runs. BroadwayHD co-founders Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley said, “Kinky Boots was a groundbreaking and innovative production from a team of some of the most brilliant minds in entertainment. It not only deserved to be center stage on Broadway and the West End, but to also have a truly global audience. Donnelly, who makes an adorably scruffy Charlie, has the kind of voice that makes you want to pull out your lighter and wave it around — which you can do in your own house, perhaps while firing up a scented candle. In addition to exclusive live-streamed content of the world’s best productions, BroadwayHD offers subscribers unlimited on-demand access to a library of more than 250 theatre productions from Broadway, The West End and beyond. Consider also that this musical about a factory owner who teams up with a drag queen shamelessly appropriates queer culture to tell a feel-good story about industry — it's essentially a fairytale of capitalism. Charlie (played by Olivier Award nominee Killian Donnelly) is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola (played by Matt Henry, who won an Oliver Award for the role) is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. Jekyll & Hyde But family businesses are like the mob, and Charlie inevitably gets sucked back in. Charlie wants off this sinking ship, so he moves to London with his snooty fiancée, Nicola (Cordelia Farnworth). Well then, you’re in luck! This Saturday afternoon is our final screening of Kinky Boots on the big screen! Here's your final chance to experience the joy again with Lola, Charlie, Lauren, and the whole crew! Camera close-ups helped me appreciate design details I hadn't noticed before, like the authentic beer taps on David Rockwell's set during the pub scene, or the intricate cuts of costume designer Gregg Barnes's British fantasia couture during the runway finale. While not the actual Broadway production, Kinky Boots was recorded in November 2018 at London's Adelphi Theatre with Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly, the two stars of the original London cast. Director Brett Sullivan (who oversaw the filming) does an excellent job capturing Mitchell's work as both a director and choreographer of the stage show. Kinky Boots is from pop icon Cyndi Lauper and legendary playwright Harvey Fierstein, directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell and based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tom Firth. BroadwayHD, the premier streaming platform for live theater, will debut on July 15 a filmed edition of the Tony-, Grammy-, and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Kinky Boots. The debut of the West End production of Kinky Boots on BroadwayHD is only one of a number of exclusive and ambitious projects co-produced by the service. “We’re so excited for Kinky Boots fans and new audiences alike to have the opportunity to experience the joy of this special musical thanks to BroadwayHD,” said Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, Kinky Boots’ lead producers. With this original film capture, we are not only able to bring the show exclusively to our service so that it is more accessible for anyone to see, but we were also able to artfully film the West End production so that viewers at home on their couches feel like they have the best seat in the house!”. Seeing the audience dancing and clapping in a shower of red confetti makes Kinky Boots look like a party, the kind you definitely want to attend live once the theaters open again. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots tells the story of two people with nothing in common—or so they think. “Kinky Boots has been playing in big cities all over the world but now, thanks to this live capture, it will reach people a whole new audience who can watch it from the comfort of their own homes. The debut of Kinky Boots is only the latest in a line of originally-produced filmed captures of hit shows that have arrived on the service, with the most recent being the iconic 42nd Street, which arrived on the service this past May. Book writer Harvey Fierstein once passionately argued to me that Lola is not actually gay, which isn't something that comes through in Henry's interpretation — but the memory of the conversation did make me reconsider the song "What a Woman Wants," about how all of the women in the factory have fallen in love with Lola's sensitivity and style. Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. In addition, BroadwayHD will be supporting the release of Kinky Boots on the service with digital and social media marketing, and other promotion. Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly (center) and the cast of ‘Kinky Boots.’ (Photo: Matt Crockett). Strutting our stuff with Lola and the gals with Kinky Boots on @broadwayhd! The problem is, I still had a great time; and days later, I'm still singing Lauper's catchy pop anthems and voguing around my apartment like a crazy person. A chance encounter with London drag performer Lola (Matt Henry) gives Charlie a smack of inspiration: Price & Sons can come roaring back by producing durable footwear for cross-dressers, and Lola can help by coming on as lead designer. Enjoy live events at insider prices. When people ask me if I've ever given a rave review that I've come to regret, I usually respond with Kinky Boots. We’re so grateful to BroadwayHD for helping the important message of Kinky Boots live on forever.”, “Since the first performance of Kinky Boots, hardly a day has passed without my receiving a thank you message from someone whose spirits were raised up by the show,” Fierstein said. KINKY BOOTS, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, RED and More Will be Available to Watch on STAGE2VIEW. All of that makes Kinky Boots feel transgressive in a way that it did not during the late Obama era. I am beyond excited!”. Charlie's dad (Graham Kent) sells fuddy-duddy men's oxfords to a dwindling clientele. Join the fun on twitter at @broadwayhd & @broadwaycon! The first set of titles will be available to stream for … Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots tells the story of two people with nothing in common—or so they think. Other recent productions include 42nd Street, A Night with Janis Joplin, Ruthless: The Musical, and She Loves Me, the first-ever live stream of a Broadway show which earned BroadwayHD a Guinness World Record. Kinky Boots is from pop icon Cyndi Lauper and legendary playwright Harvey Fierstein, directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell and based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tom Firth. These are trite sentiments best left to cheery posters in a high school guidance counselor's office. Seuss’ The... Don’t Miss: ‘Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging... Broadway Producer Ken Davenport to Release ‘Cast of... Joffrey Ballet Keeps Holiday Magic Alive With Virtual... Watch Now: ‘Stars in the House’ Election Day... originally-produced filmed captures of hit shows, Immersive, Drive-Through, Socially-Distanced ‘American Dream Study’ to Open in Hudson Valley, Review: Rattlestick’s “Ode to Joy” Falls Flat, Trick or Treat! 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