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'Kinky Boots' and its high-heeled message of acceptance heading to Baltimore

'Kinky Boots' and its high-heeled message of acceptance heading to Baltimore

Worn down by soured deals and competition from cheap imports, a shoe factory in the heartland of England is about to shut its doors after more than a century. Enter a drag queen named Lola and, in short order, a brainstorm that leads to the creation of a highly specialized line of footwear.

In the flick of a boa, the factory is saved. The new mantra: "No longer are we making shoes. We are making two and a half feet of irresistible, tubular sex."

Welcome to the spirited, tuneful, multi-Tony Award-winning world of "Kinky Boots," the musical that steps in very prominent heels onto the stage of the Hippodrome Theatre this week.

The show, with a book by...

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