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Wayne Brady Will Step Into the Heels of ‘Kinky Boots’

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Theo Wargo

Two-time Emmy-winning comedian Wayne Brady (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) will return to Broadway on Nov. 21 to star in the Tony-winning musical “Kinky Boots.”

Brady, who made his Broadway debut in “Chicago” in 2004, will star as Lola, the cabaret performer who helps a young shoe factory owner turn around his failing business by producing a line of high-heeled boots for drag queens.

Billy Porter, who originated the role of Lola and won both the Tony and the Grammy for “Kinky Boots,” will remain in the role through Nov. 20 before moving on to the Broadway revival of "Shuffle Along." At the time of his departure, he will have played more than 800 performances as Lola.

“I'm thrilled to join the Kinky Boots family and unleash my inner Lola,” Brady said in a statement.  "I'm ready to jump in with both feet!”

“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.

For more information, visit kinkybootsthemusical.com.

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