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J. Harrison Ghee To Reprise Lola In The Broadway Version of 'Kinky Boots'

By Staff Reporter on Feb 15, 2017 11:31 AM EST

Entertainer J. Harrison Ghee, who is earning rave reviews across the nation for his portrayal of Lola, will make his Broadway debut this spring in "Kinky Boots" as he reprises the star role from the Tony-winning musical's national tour. The Broadway production will begin on March 6, 2017.

Broadway World revealed that Ghee was given a tough competition for the role by YouTube star Todrick Hall. Ghee's other renowned roles include "The Color Purple" and roles at the Tokyo Disney Resort and on Norwegian Cruise Line. The rest of the cast include Olivier Award nominee Killian Donnelly as "Charlie Price," and Taylor Louderman as "Lauren." The supporting cast includes Daniel Stewart Sherman, Eugene Barry-Hill, Stephen Berger, Shannon O'Boyle, Kyle Post, Eric LaJuan Summers, Marcus Neville, Sean Patrick Doyle, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Fred Odgaard, Hernando Umana, Adinah Alexander, Damien Brett, and many others.

Produced by Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, "Kinky Boots" is a winner of six Tony Awards in 2013. The musical has won every major award and is representing at the Broadway for the fourth year. It also has a London and an Australian Production apart from the North American tour. Previously, the show had production in Japan, Korea, and Toronto.

Penned by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein, "Kinky Boots" narrates the story of Charlie Price who takes up his family's struggling shoe business. Along with a local drag queen Lola, he embarks a mission to turn around the factor. Together in their journey, the duo realizes that they have much more things in common, Broadway wrote.

"Kinky Boots" is based on a book by Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein with another Tony winner Jerry Mitchell overlooking the direction and choreography. The technical crew comprises of music by Cyndi Lauper, costumes by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by John Shivers, scenic design by David Rockwell, hair design by Josh Marquette, musical direction by Brian Usifer along with supervision by Stephen Oremus.

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