5. Cyndi Lauper, The Threepenny Opera
I love The Threepenny Opera, and I love Alan Cumming, who played Mack the Knife here, but this production was a big, huge mistake. Still, it was kind of interesting to hear that Cyndi Lauper—you know, “Time After Time” Cyndi Lauper—would be playing Jenny, one of Mack’s many women and the only one who happened to be a prostitute. Here’s their performance at the Tonys in 2006. Do with it what you will.