Melissa Etheridge is not just coming to the window, she’s coming to Broadway!
“It’s like a little something you’ve in no way viewed me do ahead of at any time,” Etheridge, 62, completely told Us Weekly of her generation while attending the American Theatre Wing 2023 Tumble Gala on Monday, September 11. “It’s my everyday living tale, it’s audio, it is spirit, it’s really like [and] it is visual.”
She gushed: “It’s a desire appear true!”
Etheridge introduced in June that she was Broadway-sure for a quick operate. “Melissa is satisfied to announce that her acclaimed theatrical event Melissa Etheridge: My Window is coming to Broadway for a strictly confined engagement,” a publish on her Instagram account read through. “Melissa Etheridge: My Window is an personal experience like never ahead of, inviting theatergoers into an exhilarating evening of storytelling and music. From tales of her childhood in Kansas to her groundbreaking profession highlights – with all of life’s hits and deep cuts involving – Etheridge opens her coronary heart and soul on stage to fearlessly dazzle audiences of all generations.”
As Etheridge — who attended that American Theatre Wing advantage with her spouse, Linda Wallem — organized to debut her unique show on the Wonderful White Way, she’s told Us that she’s uncovered lots of new lessons together the way.
“Broadway’s genuinely hard do the job,” the musician stated on Monday. “[These] men and women put some hrs in and they’re some of the very best of the ideal listed here.”
The generation — named after her hit 1993 song “Come to My Window” — premiered off-Broadway in 2022 at New York City’s New Globe Levels. Melissa Etheridge: My Window includes performances of Etheridge’s largest hits in between anecdotes of her life’s ups and downs.
Etheridge also wrote the display together with Wallem, whom she married in 2014.
“My wife and I have been working on this for yrs,” she earlier instructed TheaterMania in Oct 2022. “We have been performing on distinctive means to arrive to Broadway due to the fact we both of those have a theater background that we enjoy. Our occupations took diverse turns, hers in television and mine in music, but we just enjoy Broadway. So when this lastly lined up very last yr we mentioned, ‘Hey, we can do this!’ We jumped suitable in.”
Etheridge designed her Broadway debut in 2010, stepping into American Fool — a jukebox musical primarily based on Inexperienced Day’s tracks — for a weeklong visitor-starring purpose as the character of St. Jimmy.
Melissa Etheridge: My Window commences previews on Thursday, September 14, at the Circle in Square Theatre in New York Town. The show’s official opening is slated for Thursday, September 28.