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Feb 08, 2016  |  Vote 0    0

Toronto's Kinky Boots gets a new Lola

Alan Mingo Jr. is Broadway bound to be replaced here by Kyle Taylor Parker

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Toronto’s theatre hit Kinky Boots is losing one of its stars to Broadway.

Alan Mingo Jr., who plays drag queen Lola in the musical, will join the Broadway company of Kinky Boots on March 29, replacing Wayne Brady in the role.

Here in Toronto, Mingo will be replaced by original Broadway cast member Kyle Taylor Parker. Parker, who has played Lola on Broadway and on tour, takes over March 15.

Kinky Boots opened at the Royal Alexandra Theatre last June and continues through May 15, when the sets and costumes must move to Australia.

Based on the movie of the same name about a shoe factory in Northampton, England, that stays in business by producing footwear for drag queens, the Cyndi Lauper-Harvey Fierstein musical also stars Graham Scott Fleming as factory owner Charlie Price.

Parker’s other Broadway credits include Lin Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights. This will be his Canadian debut.

Go to mirvish.com for more information.

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