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Friday 31 October 2014

Lauper: Broadway is a happy place

Cyndi Lauper said the music industry was a tough place to work

Cyndi Lauper says Broadway is a much more pleasant place to work than the music industry.

The Girls Just Wanna Have Fun singer teamed up with playwright Harvey Fierstein and director-choreographer Jerry Mitchell to make Kinky Boots, a musical adaptation of a British film about a drag queen who comes to the rescue of a flagging show factory.

Cyndi, who wrote the music for the Tony-award nominated show, revealed: "Look, they don't break your balls that much here, know what I'm saying? They don't friggin' aggravate you as much.

"The record companies gave me a lot of grief for a long, long time. These people wanted me to be part of their team. I was so flattered."

Kinky Boots has the most Tony Award nominations this year, with 13, just one ahead of Matilda: The Musical, including Best Musical and Best Original Score.

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