Kinky Boots' Pride Performance Will Benefit Our Fund Foundation

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A portion of the proceeds from this Sunday's Broadway performance will benefit the Our Fund Foundation's Orlando Fund.
The original Broadway cast of <i>Kinky Boots</i>
The original Broadway cast of Kinky Boots Matthew Murphy

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced June 20 that the hit musical Kinky Boots will donate a portion of all proceeds from tickets sold to the Sunday, June 26 at 3 PM Pride Weekend performance to benefit the Our Fund Foundation.

After the crime against humanity at Pulse nightclub June 12, Our Fund Foundation responded by establishing an Orlando Fund to support LGBTQ brothers and sisters in Central Florida. The Fund benefits Orlando and Central Florida’s non-profit agencies that face the task of “restoring peace, joy and wellness to Orlando’s LGBTQ community and to the greater Central Florida population,” according to a press release. The Foundation itself promotes a “culture of philanthropy by uniting donors with organizations supporting the LGBT community in Southern Florida, to help the victims and families of the recent Orlando tragedy.”

“Like so many others, the entire Kinky Boots family has been deeply affected by the tragic events that occurred in Orlando,” said Roth and Luftig in a statement. “The message of Kinky Boots is one of acceptance and tolerance.”

With a Tony Award-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots is now in its fourth year at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street).

The musical, according to its producers, “tells the uplifting and heartwarming tale of Charlie Price, a young man reluctantly taking over his family’s struggling business. Charlie meets and finds inspiration in Lola and together, the 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.”

The current Broadway cast includes Alan Mingo, Jr., Andy Kelso, Jeanna de Waal, Daniel Stewart Sherman, Cortney Wolfson, Marcus Neville, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Sean Patrick Doyle, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Fred Odgaard, Kyle Post, Hernando Umana, Adinah Alexander, Eugene Barry-Hill, Stephen Berger, Devin Trey Campbell, Christopher Convery, Alfred DalPino, Holly Davis, Jesus Del Orden, Christy Faber, Mia Gentile, Blair Goldberg, Natalie Joy Johnson, Jake Katzman, Ross Lekites, Eric Leviton, Ellyn Marie Marsh, John Jeffrey Martin, Nathan Peck, Robert Pendilla, Stephen Tewksbury and Timothy Ware.

Tickets are available by visiting Telecharge.com, or by calling Telecharge at (800) 432-7250.

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