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Kinky Boots Review

'The First Thing You Notice About A Person Is Their Shoes'

Rex Reed | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
Rex Reed

The audience cheering so loud at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre that it drowns out the noise of the traffic on W. 45 St. has turned a loud, vulgar, mediocre drag show called Kinky Boots into an unqualified hit. How I wish I could join the applause without reservation, but what they've done to cheapen, coarsen and knuckle-sandwich the freshness and charm out of the delectable 2005 British film it's based on shouldn't happen to a sequined jock strap.

Theater: Kinky Boots Too Vanilla

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.04.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

For a musical about drag queens clashing with burly blue collar males and a factory crushed by outsourcing, this is a tension-free show with almost no sex and only some very minor bumps in the plot.