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Cyndi Lauper to Help Turn 'Working Girl' Film Into a Musical

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    A 1980s movie that starred Melanie Griffith as a secretary who breaks out of the typing pool is heading to the stage as a musical. Cyndi Lauper will write the songs for the "Working Girl" adaptation.

    Producers Fox Stage Productions and Aged In Wood Productions said Tuesday they'll adapt the Mike Nichols-directed film for Broadway, with "Kinky Boots" composer Lauper teaming up with "New Girl" writer and "Tigers Be Still" playwright Kim Rosenstock on the story.

    A production timeline will be announced later.

    Griffith starred in the 1988 film as a shrewd, ambitious secretary who uses tricks worthy of the CIA to climb to the top of the corporate ladder. Sigourney Weaver played her boss. Harrison Ford was her love interest.

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    Others who had roles include Joan Cusack, Oliver Platt, Kevin Spacey, Olympia Dukakis and David Duchovny.