News: Melissa Etheridge may be headed to Broadway

Melissa Etheridge and Linda Hallem collaborating on broadway, June 21, 2012

Melissa Etheridge might be headed back to the Great White Way. She and girlfriend Linda Wallem, “Nurse Jackie” series co-writer, are collaborating on a play that Etheridge kiddingly refers to as a hybrid of “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Bye Bye Birdie,” by way of “American Idiot.”

“I’ve always loved musicals and Broadway. I mean, I am gay!” Etheridge, 51, recently told an interviewer. “But when I was much younger. I loved ‘Godspell’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar.’ I loved the drama in them, and I always thought that was the ultimate, so that’s still my dream.”

If Etheridge indeed makes her way to Broadway, it won’t be her first visit.

Early last year, she had a guest spot playing “St. Jimmy,” the lead role in the production of “American Idiot,” the acclaimed musical based on the Green Day concept album of the same name.

Leave a Reply

  • (will not be published)