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YouTube Superstar Todrick Hall Steps Into 'Kinky Boots' This Fall

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    He has over 2.2 million YouTube subscribers, his own MTV series and just finished a sold-out national tour of his original stage show.

    And now, Todrick Hall is coming back to Broadway.

    The 31-year-old triple threat will step into the boots of Lola in the long-running hit musical "Kinky Boots" this fall, for a limited run that begins Nov. 1 and ends March 5.

    Hal made his debut over 10 years ago as a replacement in the original Broadway production of "The Color Purple." Stifled as a semifinalist on season 9 of "American Idol" and an ensemble track in "Memphis," the young actor relocated to Los Angeles where his career took off.

    His videos -- some parodies of Disney animated films, some original compositions, and some pop star mashups -- are known for Hall's creativity, high-energy and superstar vocals.

    If you've flown Virgin American in the past three years, you've probably seen his safety video before takeoff.

    True to his form, he even created an original video to announce his "Kinky Boots" turn. 

    "Kinky Boots" is currently playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, and features music by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography from Jerry Mitchell.

    Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical, it tells the tale of Charlie and Lola -- two unlikely friends who team up to help Charlie's struggling family shoe factory comes up with a fresh new business plan.

    Lola's shoes have been previously worn on Broadway by Wayne Brady and Tony winner Billy Porter, who originated the role and played it for more than 800 performances.

    For tickets and information, visit kinkybootsthemusical.com

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