Photo Coverage: AMERICAN IDOL Alum David Cook Takes First Bows in KINKY BOOTS!
Rock singer and former American Idol David Cook just made his Broadway debut as Charlie Price in Kinky Boots, playing a limited run through Saturday, May 5, 2018. Cook, who just released his brand new EP Chromance, succeeds Jake Shears. Check out photos from his first curtain call below!
"I am so thrilled and honored that I am going to be part of this show and get to work with so many amazing people!" Cook said. "I love the collaborative aspect of theatre, the idea of being part of a creative team and working it out in front of an audience each night. I can't wait to join this incredible cast in Kinky Boots including the very talented Wayne Brady and Kirstin Maldonado!"
The winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a Tony Award-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony Award-winner Harvey Fiersteinand direction and choreography by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell. Kinky Boots tells the uplifting and heartwarming tale of Charlie Price, a young man reluctantly taking over his family's struggling shoe factory and looking for a fresh idea. Charlie meets and finds inspiration in Lola and together, they discover that it takes a good friend to make a great pair.
Kinky Boots has won every major Best Musical Award and is represented around the world with the Tony Award-winning Broadway company now in its fifth year, a London production in its third year (where it won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Musical) with a recently announced UK & Ireland Tour commencing next summer, a North American First National Tour in its fourth year, an upcoming production in Germany beginning performances later this month, a Korean production returning to Seoul for a third season this coming Spring and a Japanese production returning for a second season to Tokyo and Osaka in 2019. Other previous productions include an extended run in Toronto (winner of the Dora Award for Musical) and an award-winning Australian production which concluded in October 2017. The Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Kinky Boots is available on Sony Masterworks Broadway.
Cook immediately launched to stardom following his Season 7 American Idol title. Cook broke several Billboard chart records when 14 of his songs debuted on the Hot Digital Songs chart and 11 of his songs debuted on the Hot 100 and went on to sell more than 1.5 million albums, including his certified platinum eponymous album. Collectively, David has sold over 5 million tracks worldwide including 2 singles that have been certified Platinum. In 2012, David relocated to Nashville, TN and found the creative environment re-invigorated his passion for creating music. He not only found success as a writer for other artists, his 2015 studio album, "Digital Vein" debuted in the top 5 on the Billboard Pop Chart. Cook continues to tour throughout the world in support of his multiple hits. David will release his brand new EP Chromance on Feb. 16. The release is teased by the first single, "Gimme Heartbreak" which is available via all digital platforms now.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski