Showing posts with label Harvey Fierstein. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Harvey Fierstein. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Kinky Boots Opens TONIGHT-Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig Press Conference Video

Check out ChiIL Live Shows HD footage from the press conference.   Here are producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig with background on the movie the show was based on and exciting tidbits about the musical adaptation.

Kinky Boots is in pre-Broadway production in Chicago!   They've been in previews since October 2nd, and opening night is TONIGHT 10/17.    ChiIL Live Shows will be there and we'll have a full review up shortly.  We adored the movie and can't wait to check it out the live, stage adaptation!

Check out our prior original video footage of Cyndi Lauper, Composer & Lyricist and Harvey Fierstein, Playwright right here!    

We also have lots of fun stills from the press conference right here, including everyone's fine footwear from kinky boots to leopard heels.

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3 Production Photos    Credit:  Gavin Bond

Monday, October 8, 2012

Cyndi Lauper & Harvey Fierstein On Kinky Boots #BroadwayinChicago

Check out ChiIL Live Shows' original HD Video footage from the Kinky Boots press conference.

The Second City's second to none in our hearts.   And at the press conference for Kinky Boots' Pre-Broadway World Premiere, everyone from Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper to the producers and cast all expressed their adoration for The Windy City.

ChiIL Live Shows was elated to be invited to the press conference and we'll be reviewing the show opening night on October 17th.   Preview tickets are available right now!    

We rented the indie film the musical was based on and loved it.   It was right on so many levels.   Check it out locally at Facets Multimedia then book your tickets for the live version.  We can't wait to see the adaptation to stage, and we're so stoke that Chi-Town gets to see it first.

Tickets and further info are available here.


From Grammy® Award-winning pop icon CYNDI LAUPER and four-time Tony Award® winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN comes the exhilarating new musical KINKY BOOTS, directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner JERRY MITCHELL.

Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father's shoe factory, which has been in his family for generations but is now on the verge of bankruptcy. In trying to save the business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they try to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair discovers that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible.

Featuring a sensational new score by Cyndi Lauper, knockout dancing, and a spectacularly uplifting story, KINKY BOOTS proves that sometimes, the best way to fit in is to stand out!

Ticket prices are $33 to $100.

Groups of 15+ now on sale! 312-977-1710

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Kinky Boots--Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein Creatives & Cast Members #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.

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