Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual Tour
October 19, 2013
For the past 30 years, Cyndi Lauper has been dazzling—and surprising—her fans all over the world. A multi-talented artist and one of music’s most beloved icons, she has racked up global record sales of over 50 million (and 14 Grammy nominations) and has won countless awards, from a Grammy and an Emmy to numerous honors for her tireless activism. Don't miss her when she performs at the Citi Wang Theatre on Saturday, October 19 at 8PM. Hunter Valentine will open the show.
This year brings another series of spectacular firsts for Cyndi, as well as a celebration of her three decades in the music industry. To her lengthy list of accomplishments, she can now add Broadway composer, Tony Award winner, star of her own TV show, and author.
This summer, Cyndi embarked on the She's So Unusual Tour to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of her iconic debut album of the same name which spawned four Top-5 hits on the Billboard 100 (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Time After Time, She Bop and All Through the Night).
She will play the album in its entirety as part of the show each night to honor and thank her legion of fans that have stood by her since the beginning.
Cyndi, who won great acclaim with her 2006 stage debut as Jenny in The Threepenny Opera, has written the music and lyrics for the much-anticipated Broadway adaptation of the British film Kinky Boots. The show won 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Leading Man and Best Score. Cyndi became the first solo woman ever to win the Tony for Best Score.
The new musical, which opened on The Great White Way in April brings together a powerhouse team: Cyndi, legendary producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (who wrote the book) and venerable director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell.
“Kinky Boots is the kind of joyous, inspirational musical that we love and are excited to share with audiences,” say Roth and Luftig. Inspired by a true story, it’s the tale of one Charlie Price, who is forced to step in and save his family’s shoe factory in Northern England following the sudden death of his father. Help arrives from the unlikeliest angel—a charismatic drag performer named Lola. Together, this improbable duo revitalize the ailing business and help one another grow into the men their fathers dreamed they would become. In the process—and buoyed by Cyndi’s unforgettable score of instant classics, from lively comic tunes to bring-down-the-house stunners—they transform an entire community through the power of acceptance. It’s a message that could not be more timely.
Looking to the near future, Cyndi will once again turn back to her first love - music. For now, she’s mum on the details of her next album and tour, but one thing is for sure: it’s yet another invigorating challenge for this ever-changing artist—a woman who is never afraid to push herself creatively, and take her many fans along for the ride. For more information about Cyndi, please visit her website at: www.cyndilauper.com.