As if it’s not enough to be the first solo woman to win the Tony Award for best score for “Kinky Boots,” pop icon Cyndi Lauper will write the score for a musical based on the 1988 hit film “Working Girl,” it was announced on Tuesday.
Playwright Kim Rosenstock, who was a writer on the show “New Girl” for six seasons, will write the book for the musical.
The Oscar-nominated film tells the story of a Staten Island secretary played by Melanie Griffith who is trying to make it in the male-dominated corporate world.
“I love the film, and its story about a woman’s very unconventional road to success in the ’80s is something I know a lot about,” Lauper said in a statement to The New York Times. “Women are still fighting for fundamental rights and equal pay!”