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'Kinky Boots' to start road tour in Las Vegas

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Billy Porter ,left, performs a number with Stark Sands and the cast of "Kinky Boots" at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Billy Porter ,left, performs a number with Stark Sands and the cast of "Kinky Boots" at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots will begin its road tour in Las Vegas next fall.

Rumors of the tour began circulating Wednesday after The Hollywood Reporter published an article that said the production will launch its road tour at the Smith Center in September 2014.

Sources with close ties to the Las Vegas arts community told MORE's Sean McCallister on Wednesday that there is no official confirmation of the deal. But they said given the exposure the Smith Center has received in both national and international performing arts circles, it's pretty much a sure thing.

On Thursday, a spokesman for the venue confirmed the award-winning musical will kick off its national tour in Las Vegas next fall.

"I am thrilled that we're able to launch our first-ever national tour with this great show," said Myron Martin, president and CEO of The Smith Center. "Kinky Boots has been our most requested and talked-about musical of the season."

The musical, based on a 2005 film by the same name, features music and lyrics by 80s pop musician Cyndi Lauper. It centers on a British shoe factory on the verge of bankruptcy, but is saved by diversifying into the market of thigh-high boots for drag queens. The production won Best Musical during the Tony Awards on Sunday night.

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