Cyndi Lauper's musical revamp of 2005 movie Kinky Boots is set to hit thestage later this year (12).

The Girls Just Wanna Have Fun singer joined forces with actorwriter Harvey Fierstein and director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell for the production in 2010 and the theatre show will now get a test run in Chicago, Illinois later this year (12), before hitting Broadway.

Lauper has created the music and lyrics for the show - her first foray into the theatre.

The musical will open in October (12) at the Bank of America Theatre.

The British film, about a desperate shoe factory boss, starred Chiwetel Ejiofor and Joel Edgerton.