Rocker Melissa Etheridge has found a new stage: The Grammy- and Oscar-winner will unveil a solo show mixing her music and stories off-Broadway.
“Melissa Etheridge: My Window – A Journey Through Life” is set for 12 performances starting Oct. 13. https://t.co/PuLyo0V7OB
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 15, 2022
(Doubt it’ll happen, but I’d pay money for a video of one of these performances, or even a livestream… )
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 23, 2022
Cyndi Lauper talks about the return of “Kinky Boots” to New York, so-called cancel culture and the role of artists now that some rights are being rolled back. https://t.co/L0XLk5qYhD
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) July 26, 2022
… The Cyndi Lauper- and Harvey Fierstein-created musical landed on Broadway in 2013 in the middle of the Obama administration, a big hug of acceptance, tolerance and love. It reappears off-Broadway now at Stage 42 as same-sex gains and privacy rights seem under threat.
The Tony- and Olivier-winning musical is about a staid British shoe factory on the brink of ruin that retrofits itself into a maker of footwear for drag queens and embraces its queerness.
Lauper, whose hits include “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “Time After Time,” has long been an advocate for the LGBTQ community, starting the nonprofit advocacy organization that would become True Colors United in 2008. She also backs abortion rights and just reworked her 1993 song “Sally’s Pigeons,” which she wrote about a friend who died from a botched abortion.…
AP: “Kinky Boots” is all about acceptance and reaching out. Do you worry about the tone of the country now that many seem to be opposed to that sentiment?
LAUPER: Who died and left them in charge of everything? Well, I’ll tell you: If you didn’t vote, you left them in charge. As soon as you didn’t vote, they’re in charge. They’re changing the laws.
AP: Why did you release a new version of “Sally’s Pigeons”?
LAUPER: Because I think that we have forgotten what it was like when “Sally’s Pigeons” was a common story. Not a lot of people remember that because they didn’t live that.
AP: Do you think the right represents the wishes of most Americans?
LAUPER: In my mind and in my heart, and in the people I have sung to all around this country, Americans are mostly fair-minded people. We have been put to the test with this COVID thing. We had been put to the test with finances. But do you really want to lose your democracy?…
Cyndi Lauper & Laura Dern ?? pic.twitter.com/jsy5Bpmwv7
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It's the Summer of Joni!
Beloved singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell’s renaissance picked up even more speed when Berklee College of Music awarded her an honorary doctorate. https://t.co/A5ZHKU4be5
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) August 25, 2022