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Kinky Boots wins Best Musical at the Tony Awards

Did you know the Tony Awards were last night?! . . . You did? Oh, that’s right, an awards show for musicals. That’s tailor-made for us isn’t it?

Anyway, if you caught the show last night, you probably saw Neil Patrick Harris kill it, Andrea Martin get the respect she rightfully deserves, and Kinky Boots WIN ALL THE THINGS! Yes, the musical based on the movie based on the shoe factory that was saved by drag queens cleaned up last night, winning six out of the 13 awards it was nominated for, including Best Musical.

While the Royal Shakespeare Company’s show [Matilda The Musical], winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier awards in 2012, was nominated for 12 awards, it was Cyndi Lauper’s musical adaptation of Kinky Boots, a British film about a shoe factory reinventing itself by making boots for drag queens, that took the laurels, winning six of the 13 categories in which it was nominated. 

Nonetheless, the night belonged to Kinky Boots, which also won for sound design, choreography and orchestration, and its success will further fuel speculation of an impending West End transfer next year. Accepting her award, Lauper said: “I can’t say I wasn’t practicing in front of the shower curtain for the past couple of days,” and went on to “thank Broadway, for welcoming me". [SOURCE]

If, for some reason, you can’t just drop everything and drive six hours down to New York City so that you can pay hundreds of dollars to see Kinky Boots, here’s the musical number they performed at last night’s Tonys. I have to give her credit: Cyndi Lauper knows how to write a killer song about fuck-me boots.

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