Saturday, September 29, 2012
Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein Creatives & Cast Members On Kinky Boots #BroadwayinChicago #worldpremier
ChiIL Live Shows shots--Chicago Press Conference 9/28 for World Premier of Musical Kinky Boots (Oriental Theater)
Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein, creatives and cast members....and some seriously kinky boots and sweet shoes, too!
ChiIL Live Shows was stoked to be invited to a press conference with the masterminds behind Kinky Boots. We dug hearing Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein, creatives and cast members at a press conference earlier in the day. They all raved about how much they dig Chicago and we're universally enthusiastic about the show and the original indie film that sparked the idea for the adaptation. Check back with ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often, as we'll have loads of original video clips from the conference up soon.
I was slated to volunteer at Facets Multimedia last night--home of one of the largest video rental sources for indie and multicultural film in the nation. I've volunteered there for 22 years, this month. I was elated that they not only carry the original Kinky Boots movie, but it wasn't rented out! After my volunteer shift I went home and promptly watched it. The movie was as endearing and edgy as the production staff said. The message of acceptance, cooperation and understanding is timely and right on in all the right ways.
After the kiddos are in bed, we highly recommend checking out the film, with it's unlikely bond between England's drag queen scene and a struggling, old school, mens' dress shoe maker. The sociology, psychology, human nature, and good old fashioned great story telling make this culture clash and ultimate blending, completely compelling.
We'll be reviewing the pre-Broadway world premier here after the show runs in previews for a few weeks. We'll be checking it out on October 17th. Want in on cheaper preview tixs? The show starts the 2nd.