Scissor Sisters and Pentatonix singers to join cast of Kinky Boots on Broadway

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Kinky Boots producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Jake Shears, lead singer of the glam pop groupScissor Sisters, will make his Broadway debut as “Charlie Price”, succeeding Stark Sands beginning Monday, January 8, 2018. He will play for a limited run through Sunday, April 1, 2018. That same day, January 8, returning to the cast as “Lola” is J. Harrison Ghee, who succeeds Billy Porter.

The producers also announced that Grammy Award-winner Kirstin Maldonado, of the hit acapella group Pentatonix, will make her Broadway debut as “Lauren” beginning, Friday, February 2, 2018 for a limited run through Sunday, April 8, 2018. She succeeds Delaney Westfall.

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Tony Award-winner Billy Porter and Tony Award-nominee Stark Sands are currently performing in the show in the original roles they created as “Lola” and “Charlie”, respectively. They will play their final performance on Sunday, January 7, 2018.

“I have been dreaming of doing Broadway, and my wish got answered tenfold,” Shears said. “I couldn’t be more excited about doing Kinky Boots on Broadway; it’s going to be a delicious challenge! Believe it or not, they’re going to be the first stilettos I’ll ever have worn. My feet are so big, I’ve never seen a pair that would actually fit me.”

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“Being on Broadway has been my ultimate bucket list goal since I was eight years old so I’m so excited to join such an incredible cast to share this special story!!,” Maldonado said.

Tickets for Kinky Boots ($55 — $152) are available for purchase in person at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre box office (Monday — Saturday, 10am — 8pm; Sunday, 12pm — 6 pm), online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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