“There’s no book on How to Be Famous for Dummies,” says Cyndi Lauper, who at 65 has not lost her New York drawl. “So you just do what you can. All of a sudden you get to the top of the mountain and everybody around is like, ‘You can’t do that! Don’t do this! You’ll be ruined!’” Above all, the Eighties’ punkiest pop queen who was catapulted to stardom with Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Time After Time, was warned off musical theatre. “I was always being beckoned, ‘Come this way,’” she remembers. “And I was like, ‘I can’t, because if I do my career is over.’ I would lose my credibility in pop. It was really a big divide. After a while you get to a point where you’re like,‘Well, I think I’ve been ruined enough, it doesn’t matter now, I can do whatever the hell I want.’” The result is Kinky Boots, the musical mega-hit that conquered Broadway … [Read more...] about Cyndi Lauper reveals secrets behind Kinky Boots
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Kinky Boots, the winner of every major Best Musical award, comes to Theatre Royal Plymouth next month. With a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles), and songs by Grammy and Tony–winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. Composer and lyricist, Cyndi Lauper said: “It has been a wonderful adventure and a privilege for me, to play a part in creating Kinky Boots. … [Read more...] about Kinky Boots is coming to the Theatre Royal in Plymouth
The original queen of pop talks to Vanessa Grigoriadis about inspiration, aging, motherhood and why she refuses to cede controlThe night before the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in May, Madonna was sitting in the arena attached to the MGM Grand hotel, staring at a double of herself. The double, who was standing on the stage many yards away, was younger and looked Asian but wore a similar lace minidress and a wig in Madonna’s current hairstyle, a ’30s movie star’s crimped blond waves.“It’s always the second person with the wig — she wants to see it,” a stage designer said, adding that when she makes a decision, she is definitive.Madonna was observing Madonna to make sure Madonna was doing everything perfectly. Up on the stage set of a funky urban street with lampposts and a tiled bar, the double hit her marks and held a fist up to her mouth like a faux microphone for a rendition of “Medellín,” the on-trend, Latin-inflected … [Read more...] about What next for Madonna?
0 Have your say A hit musical is strutting its way to Wearside next month - and you could be there for free. We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for opening night of Kinky Boots, which is running at Sunderland Empire from June 25 to July 6.Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.Kayi Ushe will play the role of Lola, Paula Lane, known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, will play Lauren and Joel Harper-Jackson will play Charlie.Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End has become a favourite with UK theatregoers, having won three … [Read more...] about Win tickets to see Kinky Boots at Sunderland Empire
By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The show is called “Kinky Boots.” And said “kinky” footwear rises from the feet over the knees and about mid-thigh. The whole construction, and the person wearing it, is balanced on a thin, supportive stiletto heel. In the stage musical written by Harvey Fierstein (“Torch Song Trilogy”) and Cyndi Lauper (“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”), the red boots are first worn by central character Lola and her Angels, drag queens at the center of the story about acceptance. But by the end of the show, the entire cast gets “kinky.” Chris Kane, the dance captain of the touring production that struts into the Fox Theater on Foxwoods Resort Casino on May 31, said that for the dancers in the cast, the boots are an obstacle that must be – and is- overcome. “You have to do it many times for many hours,” said Kane of the process of learning to walk, and dance, in the boots. He said the first time the … [Read more...] about Step into those red boots and stride