Jake Shears and Kirstin Maldonado will make their Broadway debuts in Kinky Boots.
Jake Shears and Kirstin Maldonado will make their Broadway debuts in Kinky Boots.
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Kinky Boots has announced its next leads following the planned departures of Stark Sands and Billy Porter who will play their final performance January 7, 2018.

Joining the cast on January 8 will be Scissors Sisters singer Jake Shears making his Broadway debut as Charlie Price for a limited run through April 1. Grammy Award-winning Pentatonix singer Kirstin Maldonado will make her Broadway debut, succeeding Delaney Westfall in the role of Lauren, beginning February 2 through April 8.

Also, J. Harrison Ghee will return to the role of Lola on January 8.

Based on the 2005 film, Kinky Boots follows Charlie, who tries to save his recently deceased father's shoe factory from bankruptcy by manufacturing shoes for drag queens. The musical features a score by Grammy Award-winning pop star Cyndi Lauper and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Jerry Mitchell directs and choreographs.

The current Broadway cast of Kinky Boots includes Billy Porter (as Lola), Stark Sands (as Charlie Price), Delaney Westfall (as Lauren), Daniel Stewart Sherman, Shannon O'Boyle, Marcus Neville, Adinah Alexander, Eugene Barry-Hill, Stephen Berger, Joseph Anthony Byrd, Devin Trey Campbell, Justin Colombo, Christopher Convery, Holly Davis, Stephane Duret, Christy Faber, Mia Gentle, Blair Goldberg, Natalie Joy Johnson, Jake Katzman, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Jeff Kuhr, Eric Leviton, Ellyn Marie Marsh, John Joffrey Martin, Michael Milkanin, Fred Odgaard, Jake Odmark, Jesus Del Orden, Nathan Peck, Jennifer Perry, Kyle Post, Charlie Sutton, Joey Taranto, Stephen Tewksbury.

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