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Cyndi Lauper

Birth Place: Ozone Park, NY, USA

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A Grammy, Emmy and Tony award winning artist with 30 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million, Cyndi Lauper has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move. Lauper recently became a New York Times Best Selling author with her autobiography – Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir – published by Simon & Schuster and wrote the original score for the Tony award winning best musical Kinky Boots.
Helping others has always been a guiding force for Cyndi and she focuses her efforts to make a difference through the True Colors Fund. An unwavering advocate for equality long before she became famous, she co-founded the organization in 2008 to bring an end to homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and create a world where all young people can be their true selves.
In addition, Cyndi is the Honorary Chairperson and a co- founder of the True Colors Residence, the first project of its kind to provide a permanent, supportive and secure home to formerly homeless LGBT youth in New York City. Cyndi also continues to be a tireless participant in the struggle to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic and ensure that women are treated equally around the world.
For more than 30 years, Cyndi Lauper has been a songwriting provocateur. Her musical achievements are so pervasive that they have become entwined in the cultural landscape.
Cyndi first found acclaim in 1983, co-writing a pair of memorable singles "Time After Time" and "She Bop" for her seminal debut, She’s So Unusual. Spring-boarding off this success, she co-wrote most of her follow-up album, True Colors, including the hit "Change of Heart."
As her craft evolved, so did her nuance for expressing social issues, notably on Hat Full of Stars ("Sally’s Pigeons," "A Part Hate", "Broken Glass") and Sisters of Avalon ("Ballad of Cleo And Joe," "Say A Prayer").
Throughout her career Cyndi has penned tracks with an assortment of her peers including Billy Joel, The Hooters, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jeff Beck, Junior Vasquex, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Nellie McKay and Max Martin. In 2013, those decades of songwriting culminated in Cyndi’s first foray into Broadway, composing the music for the critically adored Broadway musical Kinky Boots.
The musical won six Tony Awards, including one for her score, which made her the first woman to win solo in that category. The show has gone on to set a box office record. All told, Cyndi’s spirited songwriting has earned her more than 50 million in album sales, two Grammys®, an Emmy, and a Tony.

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Bitch Announces Fall Tour With Indigo Girls, Crys Matthews and Co-Headlining the Kill Rock Stars and Friends Tour With Logan Lynn

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Photos: Inside Opening Night of Theresa Rebeck's DIG

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Seth Glier Releases New Single 'Finally Home'

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Tribeca Festival Announces 2024 Dates; Calls for Submissions & Programming Team Promotions

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Michael C. Hall's Princess Goes Share New Single 'Jetpack'

Princess Goes — the buzzy band led by the charismatic showmanship of vocalist and actor Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under, Lazarus),  keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie, Cyndi Lauper) and drummer Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers, Morningwood) — announced their forthcoming LP, 'Come Of Age.'

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KINKY BOOTS Comes to Chester Next Year

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Cher's Christmas Album to Feature Darlene Love, Michael Bublé & More; October Release Date Set

A new Amazon listing has revealed that Cher's Christmas album, 'Cher Christmas,' will feature collaborations with Darlene Love, Michael Bublé, Tyga, Cyndi Lauper, and Stevie Wonder. The album will include the new single 'DJ Play a Christmas Song.' Get all the details on the upcoming album now!

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Gettysburg Community Theatre  will present their youth cast production of The SpongeBob Musical youth edition at 2pm Saturdays and Sundays and 7pm Saturdays September 9-17, 2023. Learn more about the musical here!

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Live Arts Expectations 2023-24 Season To Open In Downtown Charlottesville This September

Live Arts Theater has announced a dynamic lineup of four plays, a powerhouse musical, and a new works festival for its 2023/24 Expectations Season. The 33rd anniversary season opens with Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA performed in rotating repertory with LIFE SUCKS. by Aaron Posner, followed by a holiday offering-the sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice-MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. The Tony award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS hits the Live Arts stage in the new year, with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and book by Harvey Fierstein, followed by the Virginia premiere of the powerful two-hander FIREFLIES by Donja R. Love. The Expectations Season closes with the return of the Live Arts WATERWORKS festival, a month-long celebration of new theatrical works that brought in more than 600 submissions and engaged hundreds of volunteers during its inaugural year.

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Comes to the Arts Theatre in September

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Video: Michael C. Hall's Princess Goes Band Drops 'BLUR' Music Video

Princess Goes, the trio led by the charismatic showmanship and signature voice of vocalist, lyricist, musician and actor Michael C. Hall (Hedwig & the Angry Inch, Lazarus) alongside keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie, Cyndi Lauper) and drummer Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers, Morningwood), have released the video for their new single “BLUR”.

ACANSA Arts Festival Of The South Presents COCKTAIL HOUR: THE SHOW

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Cyndi Lauper has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Cyndi Lauper has not appeared in the West End

Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants , Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Kinky Boots and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Kinky Boots .

Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePantsand Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Kinky Boots.

Cyndi Lauper has written 5 shows including Find Me (Composer/Lyricist), Patti LuPone: Matters of the Heart (Composer), Kinky Boots (Composer), The Spongebob Musical (Original Music), Working Girl (Composer).

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