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Smash-hit musical Kinky Boots comes to ASU Gammage


photo still of the Broadway show "Kinky Boots"
August 25, 2014

Inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots is an exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights, beginning Sept. 16 at Arizona State University’s Gammage Auditorium.

Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price, a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible – and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots opened on Broadway April 4, 2013, and continues to play to standing-room-only crowds nightly. The show, which has broken all box office records at the Hirschfeld Theatre, recouped its costs in October 2013, after just 30 weeks on Broadway.

In 2013, the musical took home six 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 opens at ASU Gammage Sept. 16, and runs through Sept. 21. For tickets and show times, visit asugammage.com, or call the ASU Gammage Box Office at 480-965-3434.