HAPPILY DIVORCED, TV Land
As previously reported by BroadwayWorld, 1980s popstar and KINKY BOOTS composer Cyndi Lauper accepted a guest starring role on Fran Drescher's TV Land sitcom HAPPILY DIVORCED earlier this fall. The first image of Lauper and Drescher as two old friends has just been released.
Lauper guests on the upcoming Dec. 26 episode "Follow the Leader," in which Fran encourages an old friend, Kiki (Lauper), to re-ignite the passion in her relationship.
"Happily Divorced" is inspired by Fran Drescher's real life. It revolves around an LA florist who finds out after 18 years of marriage that her husband is gay. Schiller directed the season premiere episode titled 'Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place: Part 2' featuring Ralph Macchio who returns as Frankie, the New York born-and-bred pizza shop owner who has been romancing Fran. The show also stars Tichina Arnold ("Everybody Hates Chris"), Rita Moreno ("Oz") and Robert Walden ("All the President's Men") and Valente Rodriguez ("George Lopez").
Lauper made her Broadway debut in Roundabout's 2006 revival of The Threepenny Opera. She composed the music for the Broadway-bound Kinky Boots. The show will begin preview performances on Broadway at the Al HirschfeldTheatre (302 West 45th Street) on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, with an official opening night set for Thursday, April 4, 2013. Lauper is also composer/lyricist for Find Me and Patti LuPone: Matters of the Heart.
Lauper's debut album "She's So Unusual" won her a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Her most recent studio album (her 11th) is "Memphis Blues". She has been nominated for 14 Grammy Awards, two Emmys and many more honors. Her TV credits include "Mad About You", "Bones", "Celebrity Apprentice" and more. On film, Lauper has appeared in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Life With Mikey, Off and Running, Vibes and The Opportunist.