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Kinky Boots to Walk on Broadway?

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The 2006 film Kinky Boots about a drag queen who helps save a shoe business with a line of fetish shoes has been acquired for the stage by producers Daryl Roth (August: Osage County) and Hal Luftig (Movin' Out), according to The Hollywood Reporter:

"Although the film is not a musical -- it contained just a few cabaret numbers -- and also played primarily as a comedy, producers say they want to emphasize the emotional aspects of the story in the theatrical production. 'The story is really about relationships,' Roth said, 'and I want to find the heart at the center of it.' After seeing 'Kinky Boots' at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006, Roth was attracted to its theatrical possibilities and eventually acquired the stage rights from Disney. Roth is one of several producers who has been bringing the theater and film worlds closer together; she recently joined with film producer Richard Gladstein to acquire the film rights for the the novel 'Apologize, Apologize' and will develop it for the big screen."

Jerry Mitchell, who Matthew Rettenmund recently interviewed for this site, is in talks to direct Kinky Boots for the stage.

Watch a clip from Kinky Boots (2006), AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. That would be so cool, the movie was a hoot!

    Posted by: Sebastian | Jul 8, 2008 11:11:48 AM


  2. I LOVED the film. Here's hoping the stage version can live up to it.

    (and ... is it wrong that I totally want a pair of those boots?)

    Posted by: Jeff | Jul 8, 2008 11:27:42 AM


  3. The best thing about Kinky Boots is that it's a true story. *(only minor embellishments)

    Posted by: M@ | Jul 8, 2008 12:13:13 PM


  4. LOVE THAT MOVIE! I totally fell for Chiwetel Ejiofor playing 'Lola'. If they turned it into a Broadway musical, I might consider spending an evening on the Great White Way for the first time in my life.

    Posted by: Chas | Jul 8, 2008 12:55:22 PM


  5. [title of show] said it best:

    Jeff: "So movies make good musicals?"
    Hunter: "Well, they make musicals."

    Posted by: supertoser | Jul 8, 2008 2:22:43 PM


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