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'Kinky Boots' kicks off national tour in Vegas

Thursday - 6/13/2013, 3:53pm  ET

FILE - This June 9, 2013 file photo shows Billy Porter accepting his award for best actor in a musical for "Kinky Boots" at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, in New York. Six alumni from Carnegie Mellon University took home Tonys in five categories, a glittery haul that was both a school record and a huge source of pride for a theater department that turns 100 next year. Billy Porter, Patina Miller and Judith Light each took home acting Tonys, while Ann Roth got one for best costume design, and partners Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer won for best lighting design of a play. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Fresh off its Tony Award-winning night, "Kinky Boots" is planning a national tour that will kick off in Las Vegas in September.

Producers said Thursday the tour will start at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. No other cities were announced but producer Daryl Roth said in a statement it will go "from coast to coast."

"Kinky Boots" is based on a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in drag footwear. It has songs by Cyndi Lauper and a story by Harvey Fierstein. It won six Tonys on Sunday, including best musical.


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