Art House Comes to Broadway: Once & Kinky Boots

2012: Once
The 2006 Irish indie about a Dublin busker and a Czech single mom who make bittersweet music together became an unexpected Broadway hit in 2012, taking home eight Tonys.

2013: Kinky Boots
This could be the surprise song-and-dance sensation of 2013: Featuring a score by Cyndi Lauper, it's based on a low-budget 2005 British film about a drag queen who saves a shoe factory by turning the boss on to fetishistic footwear. After a successful trial run in Chicago, it comes to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, replacing another film-to-stage adaptation, Elf.