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Cyndi Lauper to Perform at the George Washington University

Tony Award Winner to Headline Alumni Weekend September 26-29, 2013
June 17, 2013

Washington— Cyndi Lauper, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Original Score for “Kinky Boots,” will headline the George Washington University Alumni Weekend 2013.  The iconic pop star of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Time After Time” and “True Colors” will perform at the Charles E. Smith Center on Friday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. The concert is open to GW alumni and their guests who are registered for Alumni Weekend.  Registration will open in July.

Cyndi Lauper’s stop at GW will occur during her new “She’s So Unusual Tour,” which kicks off this summer. The tour will commemorate the 30th anniversary of her debut album of the same name. She will play the album in its entirety each night to honor and thank her legion of fans that have stood by her since the beginning.

The concert is the centerpiece of more than 60 events for the GW community that will take place between Thursday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. Additional events include the annual Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards on Thursday and the popular Political Brunch on Sunday. For more information and a calendar of events go to

The GW community includes more than a quarter million living alumni. GW's 250,000-alumni base consists of graduates living in more than 150 countries and all 50 states. There are prominent alumni in fields from media to law, sports to politics, medicine to business and many more. Graduates include former Secretary of State Colin Powell, M.B.A. '71; actor Kerry Washington, B.A. '98; CNN correspondent Dana Bash, B.A. '93; U.S. Representative Eric Cantor, B.A. '85; and fashion mogul Rachel Zoe, B.A. '93.

In the heart of the nation's capital with additional programs in Virginia, the George Washington University was created by an Act of Congress in 1821. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The university offers comprehensive programs of undergraduate and graduate liberal arts study, as well as degree programs in medicine, public health, law, engineering, education, business and international affairs.

Press photos of Cyndi Lauper are available upon request.