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Cornelius Jones Jr. Stars in 3-D Theatricals’ Kinky Boots Beginning February 14

Cornelius Jones Jr., seen on Broadway in Thou Shalt Not and The Lion King, stars as Lola in 3-D Theatricals’ West Coast regional premiere of the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots beginning February 14. The actor modified the beforehand launched Broadway, YouTube, and RuPaul’s Drag Race star Todrick Hall, who withdrew from the restricted engagement because of scheduling conflicts.

Performances of the musical, which encompasses a information by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and a score by Tony winner Cyndi Lauper, proceed through March 1 on the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, in Cerritos, California. Tony nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q) directs, with choreography by Linda Love Simmons and musical route by Benet Braun, who moreover conducts.

The company moreover accommodates Lukas Poost as Charlie Price, Emily Goglia as Lauren, Eric Stanton Betts as Angel, Candice Rochelle Berge as Pat, Myles A. Carr as Youthful Lola, Jake DuPree as Angel/Dance Captain, Zach Fogel as Richard Bailey, Javier Garcia as Don, Matthew Garcia as Youthful Charlie, Cameron Gilliam as Harry, Callum Gugger as Angel, Ceron Jones as Simon Sr., Gerry Kenneth as Angel, Candi Milo as Trish, Christopher Mosley as Angel, Man Noland as Mr. Price, Dayna Sauble as Nicola, Jeff Skowron as George, and Rodrigo Varandas as Announcer/Angel with ensemble members Sia Arvinger, Chris Bey, Chris Bona, Linda Love Simmons, and Molly Stilliens.

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Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price, who’s struggling to keep away from losing his family manufacturing facility from closure, and Lola, the entertainer who tries to help him with wild ideas. The unlikely pair create a snazzy line of stilettos that lights the world on hearth, and in the center of all of it every be taught priceless lessons about compassion and accepting each other’s variations.

The manufacturing moreover choices the distinctive Broadway set design by David Rockwell and costume design by Gregg Barnes, with lighting design by Jean Yves Tessier and sound design by Jack Hayback.

Kinky Boots initially opened on Broadway in 2013 on the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, the place it ran for 2,505 performances. The distinctive stable featured Billy Porter and Stark Sands. The musical was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and obtained six, along with Best Musical, Best Score (Cyndi Lauper), Best Effectivity by a Foremost Actor in a Musical (Billy Porter), and Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell).

(Updated February 14, 2020)

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