Kinky Boots transfers to London West End from Broadway


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Kinky Boots transfers to London West End from Broadway

Kinky Boots MusicalAfter a long period of speculation, a London West End casting announcement for KINKY BOOTS has now been released, meaning the arrival of the show in London’s West End – in August 2015.

A successful show on Broadway, KINKY BOOTS is the unforgettable Broadway sensation with music by Tony® and Grammy®-winning pop icon CYNDI LAUPER. It’s a feel-good celebration packed with nonstop fun… and a kick of pure joy!

Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS features a book by Tony-winning theater legend HARVEY FIERSTEIN and direction and choreography by Tony winner JERRY MITCHELL. It tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father’s shoe factory. Looking to save the family business, Charlie turns to a fabulously fashionable new friend — cabaret star Lola — who gives him an outrageous idea that could change both of their destinies. Soon, this unlikely duo creates the most sensational footwear that’s ever rocked the runways of Milan… giving the factory and its hardworking family a sparkling new future.

An exuberant story about finding friendship, inspiration and passion where you least expect, KINKY BOOTS proves that you change the world when you change your mind. Experience the uplifting power of this Tony-winning Best Musical that will raise your spirits to new heights!

Producer: Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig
Director/Choreography: Jerry Mitchell
Book: Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper
US Musical Supervisor: Stephen Oremus
UK Adult Casting: Jill Green Casting
UK General Manager: Playful Productions
US Casting: Telsey + Company/Justin Huff
US General Manager: Foresight Theatrical/Aaron Lustbader

CASTING NEWS!
London production details:
Vocal/act/dance auditions in London 2nd February 2015
Vocal/act/dance finals in London w/c 2nd March 2015
Rehearsals in London on or about 6th July 2015
1st Preview on or about 21st August 2015

Length of contract – 52 weeks from first preview performance, West End venue tbc

Casting breakdown – Lola/Simon (Male leading role)
Leading role Male. Playing age early 30s. Role ethnicity Black. Height 5′ 8″ and above. An emotionally and physically challenging role requires the body of a boxer, with the soul of a Diva to play this scene-stealing drag performer. This role calls for a star. No ensemble players need apply. This is a Tony Winning role originated on Broadway by Billy porter. Must have a killer voice with power blues and gospel chops. Comfortable to A/B, with one top C in “Land of Lola”.

Casting Breakdown – Angels (six featured Male Ensemble tracks plus MALE SWINGS (four male tracks who will cover the ANGELS).
Males. Playing age 20s – 30s. Any ethnicity. The ANGELS are the six drag performers who populate The Blue Angel Nightclub. “This ain’t a job for no wall-flowers” All will be required to dance in heels. Ideally looking for terrific dancers and singers, with tumbling, acro and tricks plus, but please do get in touch if you have a strength in one of the particular areas below:

In addition to strong dance skills, two of the Angels need to be excellent high tenors confident with high C in full voice (please note one will also cover the leading role of LOLA/SIMON.

To apply:
all performers must be 18 years or above and be eligible to work in the UK.
Contact office@jillgreencasting.org for further details. http://www.jillgreencasting.org

Read about Kinky Boots on Broadway at
http://kinkybootsthemusical.com/

Saturday 10th January 2015