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Melissa Etheridge is back on the Broadway stage, and this time she’s the star.

Melissa Etheridge announced earlier this year that she was returning to Broadway. The Grammy-winning singer has made an appearance there before, in a guest role for the Green Day musical American Idiot. This time, though, it’s all her. The one-woman show, called My Window: A Journey Through Life, is a biography about Etheridge’s life. Playbill detailed the show, saying it starts with her childhood in Kansas and ends with where she is now. And covers all the messy parts in between. Including her failed marriages and her battle with cancer.

The Come To My Window singer first made the announcement during a concert in the Sunflower state, which she posted a video of on her Youtube page in August 2022. In the video, you can see how excited Etheridge is as she talks about the new endeavor, calling it “another one of [her] childhood dreams”. She says that even though she loves playing her music with her band, this is an opportunity for her to actually tell her story.

The show opened last night at Circle in the Square Theatre. It’s official run will be September 28 through November 19, 2023. Most of the show is written by Etheridge herself. Though there is also some material written by her wife, Linda Wallem-Etheridge, who is a writer and showrunner for television. Throughout her story-telling, Etheridge accompanies herself with various instruments. Including piano, guitar, drums and a looping machine, playbill.com reported.

Etheridge’s website calls the show an intimate, “exhilarating evening of storytelling and music”. She performed the show Off-Broadway last year, but this is its first run on Broadway. Broadway News reported that it was seeing the solo show of Bruce Springsteen that inspired Etheridge to do her own. And that her show is more theatrical because of the design elements and professional writing (by Wallem-Etheridge) that adds to the narrative.

Wendy Rush, 96.3 KKLZ

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