Harvey Fierstein

These Boots Were Made for Dancing

by John Platt

There’s a curious and creative collaboration on display at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where Kinky Boots, with book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Cindy Lauper, opened on Thursday night. It’s based on the 2005 movie about a family-owned English shoe factory on the brink of closing down which decides in desperation to try manufacturing high fashion boots for a niche market – cross-dressing men!