Cyndi Lauper will write the lyrics and the music for a new Broadway musical adaptation of the 1988 romantic comedy, Working Girl. Kim Rosenstock, a playwright and writer for Fox’s New Girl, will pen the book. An exact production schedule will be announced at a later date.
Directed by Mike Nichols and written by Kevin Wade, Working Girl told the story of a secretary with an investment bank who navigates the sexist and cutthroat world of Wall Street to push through a major merger and land her dream job. The film boasted an impressive ensemble cast that included Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Cusack, Kevin Spacey and Alec Baldwin and starred Melanie Griffith as protagonist Tess McGill. It earned an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, while Nichols, Weaver, Cusack and Griffith picked up nominations.
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Rosenstock also conceived and co-wrote the musical, Fly By Night, which earned a Drama Desk Award nomination.
For Lauper, the Working Girl musical will follow her Tony-winning play. The show debuted on Broadway in 2013 and was based on the 2005 British movie of the same name. Lauper penned the lyrics and the music, while the book was written by Broadway vet Harvey Fierstein.
Lauper is set to embark on a joint North American tour this summer with Rod Stewart. The trek begins July 6th in Hollywood, Florida. Lauper released her last studio album, Detour, in 2016.