Cyndi Lauper to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 11/16
Iconic singer Cyndi Lauper returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of She's So Unusual, performing the album in its entirety on Saturday, November 16, at 8 p.m. Recorded and released in 1983, this album made rock history as Cyndi's debut solo album, exposing the world to her unique and multifaceted talent through her most unusual well-known songs and perennial radio favorites "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", "Time After Time", "She Bop", "Money Changes Everything" and "All Through the Night". She's So Unusual made Lauper a household name and cemented her place in musical history as the first female artist to have four Top 10 singles on a debut album. The release went on to sell more than 16 million copies worldwide and earned Lauper a Grammy Award for "Best New Artist". Special guest is Hunter Valentine, an alternative all-girl rock band out of Toronto, Canada. This event is part of the XFinity Rock Series.
Cyndi Lauper has continued every step of the way demonstrating that girls just want to have fun. She even entered Donald Trump's board room as a contender on "The Celebrity Apprentice" (fun?) and became a a spokesperson for the spring 2010 Mac Viva Glam Campaign with Lady Gaga to raise awareness for AIDS. Lauper rose to stardom in the mid-1980's when popular cuts from her album She's So Unusual were all over the airwaves. Now you can see her up-close-and-personal fresh off her big Broadway success with Kinky Boots, for which she wrote the score.
A uniquely talented performer/singer/songwriter, Cyndi Lauper 's fame began in 1985, when she won a Grammy for Best New Artist and became the first singer in history to have five top-10 singles from a debut album. Along the way, she continually won accolades as a singer, musician, actor, and writer. She has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 7 American Video Awards and 18 MTV awards.
In 2006, Cyndi made her Broadway debut as Jenny in The Threepenny Opera. Cyndi has enjoyed a successfully sparkling life that continues to expand to greater creative heights and global prestige. She is writing an autobiography that will be released by Simon & Schuster.
For tickets ($92.50), call or visit the box office at The Ridgefield Playhouse at (203) 438-5795, 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, or buy tickets online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
Photo by Gavin Bond