Alice Cooper's Rock Album "Nightmare" Dreams to Bow on Broadway
By Michael Gioia
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."
For more on the singer and his current tour dates, visit AliceCooper.com.
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