Sunday, May 19, 2024

Melissa Etheridge takes her life story to off-Broadway

The ultimate out lesbian rock star has announced her one woman off-Broadway autobiographical show.

In her world premiere theatrical solo show My Window – A Journey Through Life, Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge offers an intimate experience never seen before, inviting theatergoers into a thrilling and intimate evening of storytelling and music. In a strictly limited three-week engagement in New York City, Etheridge will take the audience from her childhood in Kansas to her groundbreaking career highlights – with all of life’s highs and lows between. As we have come to expect from the rock icon and survivor, Etheridge will open her heart and soul on stage to fearlessly captivate audiences of all generations.

And many of us were there for Etheridge’s milestones as well, recalling the first time we heard her distinctive raspy, smoky vocals and powerful melodies with heartfelt, autobiographical lyrics. Etheridge’s body of work tells her own life’s story but runs parallel with many of ours, too.

Tickets are on sale here. Dates start October 13!

We cannot wait to see what storytelling magic Etheridge weaves to string together her timeless hits such as classics like “Bring Me Some Water,” “I’m the Only One,” “Come to My Window,” and more.

About Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons. Her critically acclaimed eponymous debut album was certified double platinum. Etheridge’s popularity built around such memorable songs as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy” for which she won her first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am, featuring the massive hits “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought her a second Grammy. The six times platinum album spent more than two and a half years on the album chart.

Etheridge is also an Oscar winner for Best Original Song in 2007. In 2011 Melissa made her Broadway debut as St. Jimmy in Green Day’s rock opera, American Idiot, where she replaced Billie Joe Armstrong for one week, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Etheridge is scheduled to release MEmphis Rock and Soul, a new album honoring Stax Records, in fall of 2016. She recently completed recording at Royal Studios in Memphis on what will be her first album since 2014’s critically lauded This Is M.E.

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