Based on the 2005 film of the same title about a struggling shoemaker who reinvents his business by creating fabulous and sturdy footwear for drag performers, Kinky Boots begins previews March 3 towards an April 4 opening night at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. It is staged by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde, La Cage aux Folles).
The TimesTalks series is held at the TimesCenter, located at 242 West 41st Street in Manhattan. Tickets are available by visiting TimesTalks.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.