Broadway National Tour of Kinky Boots comes to Winston-Salem's Stevens Center

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is thrilled to bring the Broadway National Tour of “Kinky Boots,” the winner of six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, to the Winston-Salem for one night only as part of its UNCSA Presents program.

 The performance takes place at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Stevens Center, 405 West Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem.

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Connor Allston in the National Tour of "Kinky Boots" / Photo: Matthew Murphy.

“This is the first time in 11 years that a Broadway tour has made a stop in Winston-Salem,” says Wiley Hausam, UNCSA’s managing director of performance facilities and curator of UNCSA Presents, which brings top-notch touring musicians, theater productions and dance performances to the Stevens Center.

“One of the hallmarks of a vibrant city is the regular presence of touring Broadway shows,” explains Hausam. “Durham Center for the Performing Arts brought Broadway to Durham and transformed its downtown.”

“Kinky Boots” features a Tony Award-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell.

Inspired by true events, “Kinky Boots” takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. The musical tells the uplifting and heartwarming tale of Charlie Price, who 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. Together they discover that it takes a good friend to make a great pair.Kinky Boots Logo“Kinky Boots” has won every major Best Musical Award and is represented around the world with the Tony Award-winning Broadway company now in its fifth year, an Olivier Award-winning production in London, an Australian production that opened in October 2016, and an upcoming production in Germany. Other previous productions include a past U.S. National Tour that played more than 80 cities, an Award-winning extended run in Toronto, two productions in Korea, and a Japanese language production. The Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of “Kinky Boots” is available on Sony Masterworks Broadway.

The Broadway production of “Kinky Boots,” featuring UNCSA alumni Daniel Stewart Sherman (Drama ’98), who originated the role of Don, and Assistant Stage Manager Johnny Milani (D&P ‘09), closes April 7, 2019.

The National Tour of “Kinky Boots” is produced by TROIKA Entertainment. The creative team 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), Brian Strumwasser (makeup design), Joy Dewing Casting and Wojcik/Seay Casting (casting), DB Bonds (associate director), and Rusty Mowery (associate choreographer). “Kinky Boots” features musical supervision by Roberto Sinha, and arrangements and orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award winner Stephen Oremus.

by Kali Blevins

October 15, 2018

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