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NFL Alum Tiki Barber Joins Cast Of ‘Kinky Boots’

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Dec. 11 2018, Updated 4:29 p.m. ET

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Former NFL star TIki Barber will be going from the field to the stage next month, as he is joining the cast of the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots. Read on for all the details.

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 Tiki will step into the role of Don beginning January 21st of next year. It’s his first time stepping stage on The Great White Way.

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Fans of the football legend will have to get tickets ASAP as he is only going to be performing in Kinky Boots until March 3rd.  

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“I am so excited to be making my Broadway debut in Kinky Boots,” he said in a statement. “I was very fortunate to be part of the New York Giants for ten years and feel incredibly lucky to be joining another New York institution: Broadway.”

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A promotional shot of him in the show’s legendary thigh-high red boots was just released (see here), where Tiki looked ecstatic to be wearing them.

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Kinky Boots made its debut on Broadway back in 2013. The show, with music and lyrics written by legendary pop star Cyndi Lauper, became a smash hit that year, winning several Tony awards including Best Musical.

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One of the show’s stars, Billy Porter, took home Best Actor in a Musical as well. He just scored a Golden Globe nomination for his performance on the F/X series Pose.

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What are your thoughts on Tiki being in Kinky Boots? Sound off in the comments!

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