Cyndi Lauper music headed to Broadway
The collaboration has Lauper composing music and lyrics to Fierstein's book for a musical that follows the story of a drag queen who rescues a shoe factory. LOS ANGELES, Feb 24 — Grammy-winning Cyndi Lauper, pop music icon of the 1980s, has teamed up with Tony-winning playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles) and director-choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde) to adapt Kinky Boots, the 2005 Miramax film.
The show debuts in Chicago in October before heading to a Broadway run, per The Hollywood Reporter. The play will be directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.
This marks Lauper's first foray in the theatre. She wrote classic hits such as "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" and had the top-selling blues album of 2010. She recently rerecorded her theme song for Steven Spielberg's 1985 film The Goonies, for the TV series Bob's Burgers.
Fierstein also will return to Broadway in spring with his adaptation of the Disney film Newsies with Oscar winner Alan Menken at the Nederlander Theatre in New York City, officially opening March 29. — AFP-Relaxnews