On the heels that SpongeBob Squarepants, Alanis Morrisette’s Jagged Little Pill and a Cher bio-musical are heading to Broadway, comes word of another new production. If you’re a lover of all things 80s, this one is totally bitchin‘.
Working Girl, which starred Melanie Griffith, is being developed into a musical. Fellow 80s phenom Cyndi Lauper is working on the project, writing the music and lyrics. The 63-year-old “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” singer broke the news via Instagram. “I’m excited to get my #Broadway juices flowing again,” she posted. “#WorkingGirl is coming to the #stage and it’s an honor to be creating the music for this project. There really is nothing quite like the feeling of the #theater!”
Nominated for 6 Academy Awards; director Mike Nichols’ witty, romantic look at life in the corporate jungle stars Melanie Griffith as Tess McGill, an ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success. When her classy, but villainous boss (Sigourneey Weaver) Breaks a leg skiing, Tess simply takes over her office, her apartment, even her wardrobe. She then creates a deal with a handsome investment banker (Harrison Ford) that will either take her straight to the top – or finish her off for good.
Have you watched Working Girl? Do you think a musical version of the 80s comedy is a good idea? Check out the original theatrical trailer below.
Working Girl Trailer