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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Kinky Boots opens to rave reviews, run extended through Nov. 8

TORONTO -- The reviews are in and the Toronto critics say "Yeah!"

The Canadian premiere production of Broadway’s Kinky Boots, opened to rave reviews June 28 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto!  Due to popular demand the production has been extended for an additional 6 weeks.

Kinky Boots is now on sale through November 8, 2015.  Tickets go on sale Monday July 6, 2015.  Tickets are available by visiting Mirvish.com, or by calling TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333.

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Kinky Boots is the spectacular celebration of song, dance and comedy that you’ve got to enjoy this summer.
Three stars are born, a trifecta of theatrical luminaries that blazes across the sky: Alan Mingo Jr, Graham Scott Fleming & AJ Bridel. Harvey Fierstein's wonderful script. Cyndi Lauper's infectious music.
The whole thing is put together by director Jerry Mitchell's madly enticing staging.Cue the dancing in the streets. Bravo!”
Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star


 "Exuberant! Terrific! Splendid Fun!  Excellent Canadian Cast … A Tour De Force!"
Martin Morrow, The Globe and Mail

 “Fabulous, Funny & Fantastic! Don't miss this one!”
Jennifer Valentyne, BT Toronto

 "PURE JOY!"
Andria Case, CTV

“A towering spectacle with a heartfelt message.
Kinky Boots is the pride of the Toronto theatre scene this summer.”
Maureen Holloway, Q107

 "Crazy good! A complete triumph! One of the best musicals I've ever seen.”
Steve Paikin, TVO

 “Put on your stilettos and get ready to have a fabulous good time at Kinky Boots!”
Rudy Blair, 680 News

 “There's a party happening every day at the Royal Alexandra Theatre!
You'll leave the theatre not knowing which song to hum first. Do yourself a favour and check out Kinky Boots.”
Alan Henry, broadwayworld.com

 “Such a feel good show. I haven’t felt like that since Mamma Mia!
Never have I seen an audience so caught up in the moment!
You leave the theatre with a smile on your face and a bounce in your high-heeled step!
Carolyn MacKenzie Anchor, Global Toronto
  
"Never mind your anti-depressants.  Kinky Boots is the ultimate serotonin booster!"
Shinan Govani, Hello! Canada

"Kinky Boots" is a kick of spectacle with hilarity and heart felt emotions. Instead of shoes, buy a ticket.”
Alex Reynolds, CH TV
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Kinky Boots 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 KinkyBoots).  

Alan Mingo Jr. stars as “Lola”, Graham Scott Fleming stars as “Charlie Price”. AJ Bridel stars as “Lauren”. Daniel Williston stars as “Don”. Vanessa Sears stars as “Nicola”. James Kallstars as “George”.

Rounding out the ensemble are Thomas Alderson, Andre Anthony, Nicola Dawn Brook, Patrick Cook, Arden Couturier, Dan Domenech, Lisa Horner, David Houle, Eric Leclair, David Lopez, Stewart Adam McKensy, Julia Mclellan, Kristen Peace, Erica Peck, Andrew Scanlon, David Silvestri, Isaiah Slater, Jivaro Smith, Justin Stadnyk, Kaden Stephen, Geoff Stevens, Madeleine Suddaby, Jesse Weafer, Cleopatra Williams, Ryan Wilson and Sandy Winsby.

About KINKY BOOTS

With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

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 & Sons. 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.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.

The design team for Kinky Boots includes Tony® Award nominee David Rockwell(Scenic Design), Tony® Award-winner Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), Tony® Award-winner John Shivers(Sound Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Stephanie Gorin and Telsey + Company/Justin Huff, CSA (Casting), with Musical Supervision and Arrangements and Orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Stephen Oremus.

Kinky Boots is produced by Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergere, Allan S. Gordon & Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy and Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Michael DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom and Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp and Jujamcyn Theaters in association with David Mirvish.


KINKY BOOTS
On Sale through November 8, 2015
The Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. West, Toronto 

Available online at mirvish.com
By phone 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333
In-person at the theatre box office 

Performances: Tue-Sat 8:00PM; matinees Wed, Sat & Sun 2:00PM
Added performances on Thursday July 2, 2:00PM, Sunday July 12, 7:30 PM, Thursday July 23, at 2:00PM.
No shows on July 10 and July 26
Tickets $35 to $130


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