Plenty of heart worn in those 'Kinky Boots'

February 13, 2015 4:32 PM

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Though the title and premise of "Kinky Boots" suggest something offbeat, even racy, the Tony-winning musical is a traditionally crafted crowd-pleaser. Despite the trendy drag element and the contemporary sound of Cyndi Lauper's invigorating score, at heart, this is an old-fashioned, wholesome show.

Harvey Fierstein's book is funny and sentimental at all the right moments. In her Broadway writing debut, Lauper has supplied emotionally charged solos and roof-raising production numbers just where they're needed. Jerry Mitchell's shrewd direction and spirited choreography ensure the show's ingredi...

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