Alice Cooper's Rock Album "Nightmare" Dreams to Bow on Broadway
03 Jul 2013
Rock singer and songwriter Alice Cooper, who recently concluded a tour with heavy metal singer Marilyn Manson and is continuing to tour the globe with his "Raise the Dead" show, plans to combine his "Nightmare" albums for a Broadway show, according to the Oakland Press.
The singer, who originally planned to perform his 1975 concept album "Welcome to My Nightmare" and his 2011 sequel "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" in concert, is now envisioning the project as a Broadway show.
"['Welcome 2'] went to [No. 22 on the charts, and] it wasn't enough to merit doing an entire show around it. But we still do four or five songs from it," Cooper told the Oakland Press. "I think if we ever take Alice Cooper to Broadway, it would just be called Nightmare. 'Welcome to My Nightmare' would be the first half and 'Welcome 2' would be the second half. That would work. That idea's always out there; you just have to wait until a producer comes long and says, 'I love that idea.' I think maybe a little more time needs to go by before 'Nightmare' becomes sort of an American classic… Then we'll have that validity to go and do the [Broadway] show."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.