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Cyndi Lauper

Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper, known professionally as Cyndi Lauper, is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT rights activist. She first achieved success in the early 1980s with the release of her debut solo album She's So Unusual in 1983, which was an instant commercial success. It spawned four top five hits on the Billboard Hot 100—"Girls Just Want to Have Fun", "Time After Time", "She Bop", and "All Through the Night". It became the first album in history recorded by a female artist to achieve this, and earned Lauper the Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985. Her success continued with True Colors in 1986, which included two Billboard Hot 100 hits: The number one "True Colors" and "Change of Heart", which peaked at number 3. She also earned two nominations at the 29th Grammy Awards in 1987.
Since 1989, she has released nine studio albums to varying critical acclaim. Her most recent being 2010's Grammy nominated album, Memphis Blues which became Billboard's most successful blues album of the year, remaining at number one for 13 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Blue's Charts. Lauper has also written the music for the new Broadway musical Kinky Boots, which leads the 2013 Tony Awards with 13 nominations including best original score.

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Cyndi Lauper is currently involved with

Damn Yankees - Joe Boyd

20:45, Sun 6th June 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre
20:30, Mon 7th June 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
21:00, Thu 10th June 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
20:45, Fri 11th June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
16:45, Mon 14th June 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
20:45, Wed 16th June 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
20:15, Thu 17th June 2021 at Almeida Theatre
20:30, Sat 19th June 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
21:15, Mon 21st June 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
21:00, Thu 24th June 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

Damn Yankees is a musical comedy with a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story is a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during the 1950s in Washington, D.C., during a time when the New York Yankees dominated Major League Baseball. The musical is based on Wallop's novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant.
Damn Yankees ran for 1,019 performances in its original 1955 Broadway production. Adler and Ross's success with The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees seemed to point to a bright future for them, but Ross suddenly died of chronic bronchiectasis, at the age of twenty-nine, a few months after Damn Yankees opened.

The Seagull - Director

20:15, Fri 11th June 2021 - Tue 15th June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
17:15, Fri 18th June 2021 - Tue 22nd June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
20:45, Fri 25th June 2021 - Tue 29th June 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

The Seagull is the first of what are generally considered to be the four major plays by the Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov. The Seagull was written in 1895 and first produced in 1896. It dramatises the romantic and artistic conflicts between four characters: the famous middlebrow story writer Boris Trigorin, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the symbolist playwright Konstantin Tréplev.
The character of Trigorin is considered Chekhov's greatest male role, though as with the rest of Chekhov's full-length plays, The Seagull relies upon an ensemble cast of diverse, fully developed characters. In contrast to the melodrama of the mainstream theatre of the 19th century, lurid actions are not shown onstage. Characters tend to speak in ways that skirt around issues rather than addressing them directly; in other words, their lines are full of what is known in dramatic practice as subtext, or text that is not spoken aloud.
The opening night of the first production was a famous failure. Vera Komissarzhevskaya, playing Nina, was so intimidated by the hostility of the audience that she lost her voice. Chekhov left the audience and spent the last two acts behind the scenes. When supporters wrote to him that the production later became a success, he assumed that they were merely trying to be kind. When Constantin Stanislavski, the seminal Russian theatre practitioner of the time, directed it in 1898 for his Moscow Art Theatre, the play was a triumph. Stanislavski's production of The Seagull became "one of the greatest events in the history of Russian theatre and one of the greatest new developments in the history of world drama."

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Cyndi Lauper is preparing for

  • Evita - Producer

    21:00, Sun 20th June 2021 - Thu 24th June 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The…

  • The King and I - Sound Designer

    20:45, Wed 7th July 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which deriv…

  • The Drowsy Chaperone - Aldolpho

    23:30, Fri 10th September 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    20:45, Mon 13th September 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:15, Tue 14th September 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    21:00, Thu 16th September 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    20:45, Sun 19th September 2021 at London Palladium
    18:45, Tue 21st September 2021 at Gielgud Theatre

    The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story conce…

  • Oklahoma! - Composer

    20:00, Fri 7th January 2022 - Tue 11th January 2022 at Royal Opera House, London

    Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma…

  • The Rocky Horror Show - Trumpet

    19:30, Fri 14th January 2022 - Thu 20th January 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and a book by Richard O'Brien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s, the musical tell…

  • Oresteia - Electra

    21:00, Sat 9th April 2022 - Thu 14th April 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    20:15, Sat 16th April 2022 - Thu 21st April 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    21:00, Sat 23rd April 2022 - Thu 28th April 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    The Oresteia is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus which concerns the end of the curse on the House of Atreus. When originally performed it was accompanied by Proteus, a satyr play that…

  • Into the Woods - Oboe, Composer

    21:00, Sat 21st May 2022 - Tue 24th May 2022 at The Old Vic

    Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Broadway in 1987. Bernadette…

  • Glengarry Glen Ross - Producer

    20:15, Fri 27th May 2022 - Wed 1st June 2022 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Glengarry Glen Ross is a play by David Mamet that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1984. The play shows parts of two days in the lives of four desperate Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to engage…

  • Pippin - Set Designer

    19:30, Sat 4th June 2022 - Tue 7th June 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses…

  • Sweet Charity - Trumpet

    21:00, Sat 23rd July 2022 - Wed 27th July 2022 at Haymarket Theatre

    Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon…

  • Three Sisters - Producer

    20:00, Fri 18th November 2022 - Mon 21st November 2022 at Random Venue 39

    Three Sisters is a play by Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov, perhaps partially inspired by the situation of the three Brontë sisters. It was written in 1900 and first performed in 1901 at…

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