CYNDI LAUPER DOCU-SOAP STILL SO UNUSUAL PREMIERES IN AUSTRALIA
PREMIERES IN AUSTRALIA
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 20, 2016) – Cyndi Lauper’s groundbreaking docu-soap STILL SO UNUSUAL began airing October 8 on Australia’s 9LIFE channel. The 12 half-hour episodes, produced by Mark Burnett’s One Three Inc. will run over the next six weeks.
Originally filmed in 2012, STILL SO UNUSUAL takes viewers on an all-access journey into the personal and professional life of one of pop culture’s most beloved and influential icons as she juggles her roles as rock star, mother, wife, Broadway composer, and philanthropist. With her hectic touring schedule, awards appearances, and recording sessions, Cyndi’s family life with her husband of now 20+ years, actor David Thornton (My Sister’s Keeper, The Notebook), and the couple’s teenage son, Declyn, is anything but “normal.” STILL SO UNUSUAL explores the life of an artist who passionately pursues her creative endeavors, work demands and family life without compromising on any of them. She may be constantly running to keep up, but Cyndi's true colors show equally at a glamorous photo shoot and while cheering on Declyn at a hockey game.
STILL SO UNUSUAL was produced for WE tv by Mark Burnett’s One Three Inc. Mark Burnett and Cyndi Lauper serve as the show’s executive producers.
Known best for her legendary pop icon status, Lauper is reigning in a new legion of fans with her new country-tinged album DETOUR (available here) featuring a collection of country covers from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s (track listing below). DETOUR, which debuted No. 4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, features duets with several special guests, including Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill and Alison Krauss.
DETOUR Track Listing:
- “Funnel Of Love”
- “Detour” - Featuring Emmylou Harris
- “Misty Blue”
- “Walkin’ After Midnight”
- “Heartaches By The Number”
- “The End Of The World”
- “Night Life” - Featuring Willie Nelson
- “Begging To You”
- “You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly” - Featuring Vince Gill
- “I Fall To Pieces”
- “I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart” - Featuring Jewel
- “Hard Candy Christmas” - Featuring Alison Krauss
Cyndi Lauper Appearances
Dec 03 Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
About Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper is a Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning (for her Kinky Boots score) artist who, after 30 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million albums, has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move. With her first album, She's So Unusual, Lauper won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist and became the first female in history to have four top-five singles from a debut album. Since then, Lauper has released ten additional studio albums and was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her upcoming 11th studio album, Detour, recorded late last year in Nashville, will showcase her signature takes on classic country songs from the 1950’s and 60’s. The album will also feature appearances by some of country music’s most-celebrated artists including Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, and Willie Nelson. Overall, during her storied music career, Lauper has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, seven American Video Awards and 18 MTV Awards. She recently captured her journey through music and life in her New York Times best-selling autobiography, Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir. As an actress, Lauper made her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera alongside Alan Cumming in 2006. She has appeared in numerous television shows, including "Mad About You" (Emmy Award) and "Bones" and films including The Opportunist with Christopher Walken, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Life With Mikey, Off and Running and Vibes. Lauper also continues her philanthropic work through her foundation, the True Colors Fund.
9Life is an Australian free-to-air digital television multi-channel owned by Nine Entertainment Co. The channel airs mostly foreign lifestyle and reality programs, with the channel having a licensing agreement with Scripps Networks Interactive for the distribution of many formats.
Photo by Chapman Baehler