ET was front-and-center with Cyndi Lauper and other stars at the premiere of her new Broadway musical Kinky Boots!
The show -- based on an obscure British comedy film of the same name -- follows an unlikely partnership between a struggling shoe factory owner (Stark Sands) and a flamboyant drag queen named Lola (Billy Porter). A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be.
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"I think it's going to be fun," Lauper said on the red carpet of the Kinky Boots premiere last night in New York. "I can't wait to just have a little fun and it's great to see friends. I started crying -- everything fell apart, I had to go put it back... I'm a painting," joked the singer, who created the show's music and lyrics.
Harvey Fierstein -- the writer who collaborated with Lauper on Kinky Boots -- said that despite being involved in countless Broadway productions in the past, this time he felt "a different feeling" about the show. "The audiences walk out of here -- just float out of the theater -- because they are so happy," he explained. "But it also has to do with who the cast is... all these people have done like 20 Broadway shows each."
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Watch the video for interviews with others stars attending the premiere, including Glenn Close, Liza Minnelli, Liza Minnelli, Carson Kressley and Joan Rivers!