Cyndi Lauper and playwright Kim Rosenstock are teaming up to adapt Mike Nichols’ 1988 film Working Girl into a Broadway musical.


Lauper, who has seen success with her show Kinky Boots, which she co-wrote the musical and lyrics for with Rosenstock, will once again partner up for Broadway. The show will be produced by Robyn Goodman and Bob Cohen.

Working Girl was a groundbreaking depiction of working-class women determined to success in the cutthroat, male-dominated corporate world of the 1980s,” the producers said. “Funny and smart, this now-iconic tale is just as relevant today – and who better to adapt it for Broadway than Cyndi Lauper, who’s been a change maker in music since the ’80s, and Kim Rosenstock of the hit TV series New Girl? We’re very excited to have Cyndi and Kim on board as the creators of Working Girl as it becomes a new 21st century musical, and we know audiences will be thrilled as well.”

Nichols, who has since passed away, won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and picked up an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture for the iconic film. It starred Melanie GriffithHarrison Ford, and Sigourney Weaver.

“I’m really excited for so many reasons to start composing the score,” Lauper added. “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. Women are still fighting for fundamental rights and equal pay! It’s also laugh-out-loud funny, which is why Kim Rosenstock is the perfect person to write the book. Plus, I get to work with Robyn Goodman, who is really smart and a great producer.”

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