PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: America Kicks Up Its High Heels! On the Road With Blair Goldberg and the Cast of Kinky Boots

Photos   PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: America Kicks Up Its High Heels! On the Road With Blair Goldberg and the Cast of Kinky Boots The Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots launched its national tour in style, with Western stops in Las Vegas, Tempe, San Diego and Portland. Blair Goldberg, who plays the role of Maggie and understudies Nicola, invites Playbill to follow her backstage and on the road with these exclusive photos from the launch cities. Everybody say yeah!

"Welcome to a peak inside my KINKY journey! From Vegas, to Tempe, to San Diego, to Portland, it's been a wild ride so far," says Goldberg. "I'm honored to be part of this incredible company and hope you come and check out our phenomenal show soon! Follow me on Twitter @blairdgoldberg or check out my website, www.Blair-Goldberg.com for more fun and games! Enjoy!"

Goldberg has appeared on Broadway in Annie Get Your Gun and was seen in the Off-Broadway premiere of Carrie. She toured with Sister Act and documented her experience for Playbill.com.

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Based on the 2005 film of the same title, the Northampton, U.K.-set musical has a new book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage aux Folles, Newsies) and a score by Grammy and Tony Award-winning "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" hit-maker and "True Colors" songwriter Cyndi Lauper.

Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (2004's La Cage aux Folles, Legally Blonde, Catch Me If You Can), who created the high-energy dances that sent audiences and cast members into a frenzy during Hairspray, directs and choreographs Kinky Boots, which is bedazzled with a series of show-stopping numbers by the character of Lola and a bevy of drag performers.

Kinky Boots premiered on Broadway March 3, 2013, following an out-of-town engagement at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago. It opened to acclaim April 4 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

In addition to taking Best Musical and Tony wins for Lauper (Best Score), Mitchell (Best Choreography) and Porter (Best Actor), Kinky Boots also saw awards to go Stephen Oremus (Orchestrations) and John Shivers (Sound Design). 

Kyle Taylor Parker, one of the Angels in the original Broadway company of Kinky Boots, leads the cast as Lola with Steven Booth as shoe-factory owner Charlie Price. They are joined by Lindsay Nicole Chambers as Lauren, Joe Coots as Don, Craig Waletzko as George and Grace Stockdale as Nicola.

The complete cast also features Damien Brett, Stephen Carrasco, Lauren Nicole Chapman, Amelia Cormack, Troi Gaines, J. Harrison Ghee, Blair Goldberg, Darius Harper, Andrew Theo Johnson, Crystal Kellogg, Jeffrey Kishinevskiy, Jeff Kuhr, Ross Lekites, Patty Lohr, Mike Longo, Tommy Martinez, David McDonald, Nick McGough, Bonnie Milligan, Anthony Picarello, Horace V. Rogers, Ricky Schroeder, Anne Tolpegin, Juan Torres-Falcon, Hernando Umana and Sam Zeller.

The musical will play West Coast stops in Seattle, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Costa Mesa before heading east in 2015.

Designing the production are Tony nominee David Rockwell (scenic design), Tony Award winner Gregg Barnes (costume design), Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner (lighting design), John Shivers (sound design), Josh Marquette (hair design) and Randy Houston Mercer (make-up design). Casting is by Telsey + Company, Justin Huff, CSA.

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

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