Grammy-winning rock star Melissa Etheridge is putting her story on the Broadway stage this season. Melissa Etheridge: My Window, a look at her life through song and storytelling, officially opened at Circle in the Square September 28 and reviews are rolling in. Previews began September 14. The nine-week limited engagement will run through November 19 at Circle in the Square Theatre.
The show is written by Etheridge, with additional material by her wife, television writer and showrunner Linda Wallem-Etheridge (Nurse Jackie, That '70s Show). The on-stage cast also includes Kate Owens, making her Broadway debut as "The Roadie." Amy Tinkham directs.
Etheridge, known for hits such as “I'm the Only One,” “Come to My Window,” and "I Want to Come Over,” walks audiences through her life, from her childhood in Kansas through messy marriages and her battle with cancer to her spiritually peaceful present. She accompanies herself on guitar, piano, drums, and looping machine.
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The creative team includes scenic design by Bruce Rodgers, costume design by Andréa Lauer, lighting design by Abigail Rosen Holmes, projection design by Olivia Sebesky, and sound design by Shannon Slaton.
Etheridge release her self-titled debut album in 1988. She has two Grammy Awards for Best Female Rock Performance for the songs "Ain't It Heavy" and "Come to My Window," and a Best Song Oscar for "I Need to Wake Up" from the documentary An Inconvenient Truth.
Etheridge previously appeared on Broadway for a one-week guest star role as St. Jimmy in the 2010 Green Day musical American Idiot, and Melissa Etheridge: My Window previously ran Off-Broadway in October 2022 at New World Stages.
The Broadway residency is produced by Michael Cohl and EMC Presents; in association with Larry Mestel, Deborah Klein, and Steven Greener for Primary Wave Music. Glenn Orsher serves as executive producer.