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Conor Maynard to Play Charlie Price in Broadway's Kinky Boots

The UK pop star will take over for Mark Ballas in the role.

Conor Maynard will take over the role of Charlie Price from Mark Ballas in Kinky Boots.
(© Matthew Murphy)

Kinky Boots has announced that UK pop star Conor Maynard will take over the role of Charlie Price beginning Tuesday, November 20, and play a limited run through Thursday, January 10, 2019. He succeeds Mark Ballas, who will play his last performance on Sunday, November 18.

The winner of six 2013 Tonys, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a Tony and Grammy Award-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell. Based on the 2005 film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth, the musical tells the tale of Charlie Price, a young man reluctantly taking over his family's struggling shoe factory and looking for a fresh idea. Charlie meets and finds inspiration in Lola and together, they discover that it takes a good friend to make a great pair.

In addition to Ballas, the current Broadway cast of Kinky Boots includes J. Harrison Ghee (as Lola), Carrie St. Louis (as Lauren), Daniel Stewart Sherman, Caroline Bowman, Marcus Neville, James Delisco Beeks, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Ian Gallagher Fitzgerald, Fred Odgaard, Kyle Post, Joey Taranto, Corey Mach, Natalie Joy Johnson, Jennifer Perry, Adinah Alexander, Eugene Barry-Hill, Stephen Berger, Damien Brett, Justin Colombo, Alfred Dalpino, Holly Davis, Stephane Duret, Mia Gentile, Blair Goldberg, Cooper Lantz, John Jeffrey Martin, Julia McLellan, Michael Milkanin, Connor Mills, Christian Mullins, Nathan Peck, and Eric Walker Jr.

Kinky Boots recently announced that it will end its Broadway run at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on April 7, 2019.

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