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Some big openings on Broadway this season: Kinky Boots is based on the true story of a British shoe factory saved by a savvy drag queen who persuades its young owner to start producing fetish footwear instead of dress shoes. (Sure, why not?) The show has a book by Harvey Fierstein and a score by ’80s pop diva Cyndi Lauper. http://www.kinkybootsthemusical.com. … The divine Bette Midler is back on Broadway for the first time in nearly 40 years in I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers, a one-woman show about one of Hollywood’s greatest agents. Mengers, who died in 2011, represented dozens of stars, including Cher, Bob Fosse, Gene Hackman and Barbra Streisand, whom she reportedly reassured during the Manson family murders: “Don’t worry, honey, stars aren’t being murdered. Only featured players.” illeatyoulast.com. … Matilda The Musical, based on the Roald Dahl children’s classic, was a huge hit on London’s West End and it looks like it could destined for the same success on these shores: The New York Times called it “the most satisfying and subversive musical ever to come out of Britain.” matildathemusical.com.

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