Rocker Melissa Etheridge has discovered a brand new stage: The Grammy- and Oscar-winner will unveil a solo present mixing her music and tales off-Broadway.
“Melissa Etheridge: My Window – A Journey Through Life” will play 12 performances solely beginning Oct. 13 on the midtown multi-stage venue New World Levels.
“Whereas I’ve been telling my life tales by means of my lyrics and live performance excursions for a few years, that is going to be one thing new for me,” Etheridge stated in a press release.
“I can not wait to really feel the trade of vitality and deep connection that’s offered by an intimate theater expertise. That’s going to rock.”
Etheridge, greatest identified for her songs “Come to My Window” and “I’m the Only One,” has been captivated with theater all her life and even stepped into the Inexperienced Day musical “American Idiot” for eight exhibits in early 2011 on Broadway, changing Billie Joe Armstrong.
Like Bruce Springsteen’s current Broadway run, her new present may have songs and tales, “from tales of her childhood in Kansas to her groundbreaking profession highlights – with all of life’s hits and deep cuts between,” producers stated in a press release.
Etheridge’s profession and life have many twists, together with profitable an Oscar for writing “I Need to Wake Up” from Al Gore’s documentary on world warming, “An Inconvenient Truth,” being identified with breast most cancers, popping out when the music trade was much less advanced and receiving two Grammys.
The present has been written by Etheridge, with extra materials by Linda Wallem-Etheridge, her spouse and the co-creator and showrunner for the Emmy Award-winning Showtime collection “Nurse Jackie.” It will likely be directed by Amy Tinkham.
Previous to hitting the New York stage, Etheridge will end her One Method Out nationwide live performance tour and launch a graphic novel “Heartstrings” with Z2 Comics.
Etheridge, Springsteen and Armstrong are only a few rock stars who’ve performed New York levels in their very own exhibits, an inventory that additionally consists of Sting, David Byrne and Sara Bareilles.