Kinky Boots musical opening night toasts Broadway cast and stars at Sidetrack (video)

Thu. October 18, 2012 1:50 PM by News Staff

cyndi lauper on the red carpet

photo credit // fame, nyc
Chicago, IL - Pop icon Cyndi Lauper and four-time Tony-award winner Harvey Fierstein were on hand for yesterday evening's red carpet event for the world premiere of the new musical Kinky Boots.

The show is currently playing at the Bank of America Theater in Chicago for a four-week run before it heads to New York in March for The Broadway opening. The musical is based on the book written by Harvey Fierstein with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper.

The events of the evening began with a VIP reception presented by KINKY® Liqueur, a premium fused-vodka and official drink of Kinky Boots, that was held in the theater's luxury suite where Grammy-award winning Lauper took a moment to attend prior to the show.

Immediately following a stellar performance by the cast (read the complete review of the musical from entertainment editor Michael Roberts), the party moved to Boystown where Sidetrack hosted the musical's cast and creative team.

Cyndi Lauper at Sidetrack on the red carpet, ©

"Aligning Kinky Liqueur with Kinky Boots makes perfect sense. We're big fans of its uplifting story by Harvey Fierstein and the sensational score by Cyndi Lauper," said Jessica Reckinger, marketing manager for Kinky Liqueur, which also provided libations for the event.

The post party filled three large areas of the bar where Lauper, Fierstein and the cast posed for more red carpet photos.

Read: review of Kinky Boots, by Michael Roberts

Read: Celina Carvajal kicks up her 'Kinky Boots', interview by Jerry  Nunn

About Kinky Liqueur
KINKY® Liqueur, owned by Crosby Lake Spirits Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a fusion of super premium vodka and a playful combination of fruits. KINKY® Liqueur debuted its pink cocktail in June 2011.

About Kinky Boots, LLC
From four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and Grammy Award-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and comes the exhilarating new musical Kinky Boots, directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell. Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father's shoe factory, which has been in his family for generations but is on the verge of bankruptcy. In trying to save the business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Kinky Boots begins its pre-Broadway engagement at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre in October 2012. Previews begin on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York on March 5, 2013 in advance of an April 4, 2013 opening. For tickets and more information, visit