Move over Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman. Cyndi Lauper and Tom Waits have agreed to co-star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's vision of Gaston LeRoux's Gothic horror-romance: The Phantom of The Opera. Tom will have the role of The Phantom, and Cyndi will sing and play Christine. The show is scheduled to open one year from today at the NY Metropolitan Opera House.
I believe Cyndi lauper had ambitions to sing opera early in her musical training. Didnt much care for anything she did before I heard "Sisters Of Avalon" I was impressed. I imagine a pairing with Tom Waits should make for some impressive improv.