Gaga received the contemporary icon award at the ceremony in New York.
Lady GaGa, Cyndi Lauper and Van Morrison were among the honourees at Thursday night’s Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony, held at the Marriott Marquis in New York’s Times Square. The three-hour ceremony featured plenty of tears and heartfelt speeches, as well as some stunning live performances from artists across the musical spectrum.
Lady Gaga was presented the award by friend and collaborator Tony Bennett.
Gaga was honoured with the contemporary icon award, presented to her by singer and Cheek to Cheek collaborator Tony Bennett. For the occasion Gaga dressed in a black leather look bra and panties cover by a red riding coat. The singer also performed at the event, covering Four Non Blondes’ classic ‘What’s Up’.
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Cyndi Lauper - Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015 46th Annual Induction and Awards Gala at The New York Marriott Marquis Hotel at Marriot Marquis Hotel - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 18th June 2015
Kinky Boots is heading to the UK.
Cyndi Lauper's Kinky Boots, the Tony award-winning musical about a Midlands shoe factory, is to open in the West End with a British cast. The show was a major hit on Broadway and continues to run at the Al Hirschfeld theatre where it has notched up over 700 performances.
Kinky Boots was a phenomonal success on Broadway
The musical, which retains the Northampton setting from the film on which it is based, won six gongs at the Tony awards in 2013 including best musical, best original score and best choreography for Jerry Mitchell. It tells the story of a young man who takes over his father's failing shoe business before finding inspiration in the form of a cabaret star - played in the movie by Chiwetel Ejiofor.
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The band will support the EP on tour this February.
Texan two-piece The Wind and The Wave re-introduce some of the nation's favorite pop songs with their upcoming EP release, 'Covers One'. The record is set for release in February and will be followed up by a US tour.
The Wind And The Wave release 'Covers One' EP in February 2015
The EP features epic renditions of hits of both old and new. There's Sia's explosive 2014 showstopper 'Chandelier', R. Kelly's 2003 number one 'Ignition', Metric's 2009 single 'Gold Guns Girls', Stevie Nicks' third solo single from 1982 'Edge of Seventeen' and Regina Spektor's 2013 release 'You've Got Time'. 'Covers One' will also feature versions of Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time' and Simple Minds' 'Don't You (Forget About Me)' which were specially recorded for the 'Grey's Anatomy' soundtrack.
Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, Matt Lauer and Natalie Morales - Shots of a variety of stars at the 82nd Annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Veteran popstar Cyndi Lauper and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker were spotted on the red carpet among arrivals at the 'America's Got Talent' finale event at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Cyndi looked sensationally gothic in a black lace number, sequined jacket and heavy choker.
The musical is this year's big favorite with 13 nods.
The Tonys don’t really have much to offer in the way of original productions this year, including the big favorite this year, the Cyndi Lauper-scored “Kinky Boots”. The musical has been nominated for a whopping 13 Tonys. It is based on the 2005 British film about a shoe factory, which struggles to find its footing (get it) until it gets in the business of fetish footwear. What really makes this musical come to life though, is Lauper’s score, along with Harvey Feirstein’s writing. The record for nominations remains untouched though, as it was “Billy Elliot” in 2009 and “The Producers” in 2011, who broke it with 15 nominations. The 2012 Daniel Radcliffe starrer “The Book of Mormon” earned 14 nods at last year’s Tonys.
A close second to “Kinky Boots” in terms of nominations is another adaptation and another British import, Matilda: The Musical, which managed to secure twelve nods. “Lucky Guy”, Laura Ephron’s retelling of the story of a courageous New York reporter, comes in third with just six nods. “Lucky Guy” sees Tom Hanks in his first role on Broadway and apparently the stage suits him, because Hanks managed to nab a Best Actor nod as well. Besides Hanks, the leading actor in a play category is populated by Nathan Lane for “The Nance,” Tracy Letts from “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, David Hyde Pierce from “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” and Tom Sturridge from “Orphans.”
If you’re curious to see who wins what, the Tonys will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9th.
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