What’s on TV Monday: ‘Kinky Boots’ and ‘Spectre’


KINKY BOOTS Stream on BroadwayHD. Lola, the cabaret drag artist at the center of this smash musical, has only been absent from Broadway for a few months. (The Broadway run of the show ended in April.) But those already feeling separation anxiety can take comfort in the presence of this filmed version, captured last year at the Adelphi Theater in London’s West End. While many have strutted with the boots since the show debuted in Chicago in 2012, this version stars Matt Henry as Lola, a role for which he won an Olivier Award. Killian Donnelly stars opposite him, as the struggling shoe factory owner Charlie. Both performers were part of the original London cast. The show is “a shameless emotional button pusher, presided over — be warned — by that most weary of latter-day Broadway archetypes, a strong and sassy drag queen who dispenses life lessons like an automated fortune cookie,” Ben Brantley wrote in his review of the Broadway production for The New York Times in 2013. “Yet, for a good while, ‘Kinky Boots’ manages to ride over the skeptical grumbling of your conscious mind.”



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