TimesTalks Will Feature Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, Stark Sands; Event Will Be Live-Streamed

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01 Mar 2013

Billy Porter and Stark Sands
Billy Porter and Stark Sands
Photo by Gavin Bond

Kinky Boots writers Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper will be part of an upcoming sold-out New York Times TimesTalks event March 18 in midtown Manhattan.

The musical's Tony Award-winning book writer Fierstein (La Cage, Hairspray) and Grammy-winning songwriter Lauper will sit with NYT reporter Patrick Healy for the 6:30 PM discussion at the TimesCenter.

The evening will include performances from Kinky Boots stars Billy Porter and Stark Sands. The event will also be live-streamed at Livestream.com/NYTimes.

Upcoming TimesTalks also include Orphans cast members Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge (April 15); and performance artist Marina Abramović (March 15).

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.