Alice Cooper's 'NIGHTMARE' Heading to Broadway?
In an interview published in today's The Oakland Press, legendary rocker Alice Cooper revealed that he hopes to bring the music from his classic 1975 album, 'Welcome to My Nightmare' to the Great White Way. The artist spoke to the site after having just wrapped a co-headlining tour with shock rocker Marilyn Manson.
"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," shared Cooper.
He continues, "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."
'Welcome to My Nightmare' was the eighth studio album by Cooper, released in 1975. It marked the artist's first solo album (all previous Alice Cooper releases were band efforts). As a concept album, the songs were heard in sequence, and formed a journey through the nightmares of a child named Steven.
It inspired the Alice Cooper: The Nightmare TV special and a worldwide concert tour in 1975, and the Welcome To My Nightmare concert film in 1976. In 2011, the sequel Welcome 2 My Nightmare was released.
Cooper is credited with helping to shape the sound and look of heavy metal and is regarded as being the artist who "first introduced horror imagery to rock'n'roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre" according to Rolling Stone. He is also a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restaurateur and, since 2004, a popular radio DJ with his classic rock show Nights with Alice Cooper.