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Pop Star Cyndi Lauper to Make B'way Debut in Threepenny Opera Revival
Pop star Cyndi Lauper will make her Broadway debut as Jenny in the upcoming Roundabout Theatre Company revival of The Threepenny Opera, according to a production spokesperson. Lauper is replacing previously announced star Edie Falco, who recently withdrew from the production.
Lauper began her career in 1980 when her band at the time, Blue Angel, released a self-titled album. In 1983, she decided to depart the group and become a solo artist. It was in 1984 with the release of her debut album, She's So Unusual that Lauper hit the big time, selling nine million copies worldwide. She's So Unusual was the first debut album and the first debut album by a solo artist to garner four top five singles, "Girls Just Want To Have Fun," "All Through The Night," "She Bop," and "Time After Time." The album also earned Lauper a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. She went on to release and co-produce True Colors, which garnered another Grammy nomination for the artist. Her other albums include A Night To Remember, A Hat Full Of Stars, Sisters Of Avalon, Merry Xmas Have a Nice Life, Shine and At Last. Lauper has been nominated for the Emmy Award twice--and won once for a guest appearance on Mad About You. With her flamboyant style, Lauper has also established herself as a fashion icon.