Kinky Boots

Bank of America Theatre, Chicago; The Al Hirschfeld Theatre, New York

The musical adaptation of the 2005 British film Kinky Boots debuted on Broadway on April 4, 2013. Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, the play features music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and a script by Harvey Fierstein. Set in Northampton, England,Kinky Boots follows Charlie Price as he saves his family’s shoe factory with the help of Lola, a vivacious drag queen. Rockwell Group created an abstracted collage of a factory in which light shifts and actor-manipulated bits of scenery reveal peripheral scenes from pubs to drag clubs. To help achieve this shifting effect, a two-tiered factory office unit works as a rolling platform with two companion mobile staircases. Rockwell Group also worked with Jerry Mitchell in designing four fully functional conveyor belts that are incorporated into the choreography and appear throughout the show. The final scene completely transforms the gritty factory into the Milan International Shoe Fair - a glamorous and radiating mirrored showroom equipped with a moveable fashion runway.