Cyndi Lauper Shares About Early Love Of Theatre Music & Talks Broadway
2013 Tony Award-winning Best Score composer/lyricist Cyndi Lauper is currently riding high on the success of her hit screen-to-stage adaptation of KINKY BOOTS and the multi-talented music icon opens up about her early love of Broadway and how she came to write KINKY BOOTS as part of a new interview.
Looking back at her childhood, Lauper remembers a solitary existence, "I spent a lot of time on my own. I took the family record player and all my parents' records and I'd play them over and over again."
Furthermore, Lauper reveals of her childhood Broadway affection, "I'd try to sing exactly like they sang on the records. I played the soundtrack to The King And I so often my that grandma came and took it away."
Additionally, Lauper says the reticence of the record industry to embrace her as she aged prompted her to seek out scoring a Broadway musical, sharing, "There's always a way around a problem. Like if they don't play my music on the radio, I'll take my music to Broadway. And it worked."
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