Is Kinky Boots on its way to Australia?

There’s no official word yet, but it sounds like it might be happening: Kinky Boots, the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, might be on its way to Melbourne.

This week the Herald Sun reported the news, stating that:

“The musical, set to Cindy Lauper’s original score, will open next year in a co-production by Cameron Mackintosh and Michael Cassel. It is the stage version of the hit 2005 film starring Joel Edgerton and is expected to open in Melbourne.

Kinky Boots, based on the 2005 UK film, boasts a book by Harvey Fierstein as well as lyrics by Lauper, and tells the story of Charlie Price, who tries to save the shoe factory he inherited from his father by making high-heeled boots for drag queens.

It has been running on Broadway since 2013, launched a US national tour in 2015, and will open in London’s West End in August this year.

The show won six Tony Awards including taking out the award for Best Musical. 

We’ll bring you more news when there’s more to know.

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and is the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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