PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Sex Is in the Heel!" A Two-Show Day at Broadway's Kinky Boots With Kyle Post

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11 Aug 2014

Kyle Post can be seen heating up the Al Hirschfeld Theatre nightly as one of Lola's Angels in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots. He documents a recent two-show day, offering an up-close look at the transformation into his drag persona, “Widdi Bantour.”



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We put 72 pins in my head every show to keep the microphone/wigs on. I’m in utter peace and serenity about the process. Namaste.
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With a Tony Award-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots opened on April 4, 2013. The show recouped its costs in October 2013, after 30 weeks on Broadway.

Kinky Boots took home six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Cyndi Lauper), Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell), Best Actor (Billy Porter), Best Orchestrations (Stephen Oremus) and Best Sound Design (John Shivers). The show also received the Grammy Award for Best Musical Album.

In Kinky Boots, press notes state, "Charlie Price (Andy Kelso) has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola (Billy Porter). A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, 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."

Visit Kinkybootsthemusical.com.