Anyone who lived in the 80's is familiar with singer-songwriter, actress Cyndi Lauper, who burst onto the music scene with her 1983 debut album, She’s So Unusual, selling over 5 million copies, including hits like: “Time After Time” and the party anthem, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Lauper won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1984, and the video of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” won Best Female Video at the Video Music Awards. Her follow-up album in 1986, True Colors, sold nearly 1 million copies, and its title song, about lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders being accepted and loved for who they are, became Lauper’s cause in life as well as in her music.
Rolling Stone lists She’s So Unusual as one of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, VH1 included Lauper in its 100 Greatest Women in Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Lauper is one of only 20 artists to receive Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Awards. In 2013 her score for Kinky Bootswon Best Original Score at the Tony Awards, and the show won for Best Musical.
On January 28, 2015, the world's largest arts organization, Lincoln Center, will open its season of the acclaimed series American Songbook with two shows by Billy Porter, Tony Award-winner for Best Male Leading Performance in a Musical for Kinky Boots on Broadway, and featuring Porter's special guest, pop legend & gay icon Cyndi Lauper.
TICKETS for the 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm shows can be purchased online at Lincoln Center’s website for the series at AmericanSongbook.org, via CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, at the Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall Box Offices, or at the Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Office.