Jun 19

Treat yourself to Meghan Trainor’s new album this August

Epic RecordsMeghan Trainor's got a real treat for her fans: a new album announcement.

On Instagram, the singer posted that her third album, Treat Myself, will be out August 31, and will be available for pre-order Wednesday.  The post included a clip of a brand-new song titled "All the Ways."

So far, Meghan has released the tracks "No Excuses" and "Let You Be Right" from Treat Yourself.  She told Entertainment Tonight that the album is "really special," adding, "My entire family sings on every song and [my fiancé] Daryl [Sabara] sings on every song."

“It’s obviously me being in love and happy, and reminding myself to choose happiness and love myself," Meghan told ET about the inspiration for the new music.

Treat Myself follows Meghan's #1 debut, Title, and her sophomore album, Thank You, which reached #3.

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   Jun 19

David Cook’s getting “Kinky” again

Matthew MurphyDavid Cook feels like getting Kinky again.

The American Idol champ is returning to the starring role in the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots, starting July 17.  He'll continue in the role through September 9.  He's taking over for Neon Trees front man Tyler Glenn, who'll deliver his final performance July 15.

David will star as Charlie Price, a British guy who inherits a failing shoe factory from his dad and is able to save it by producing customized boots for a very niche market: drag queens.  He initially played the role from April 3 to May 5.

“I am so honored and excited to get to come back to the factory!” David said in a statement. “Kinky Boots is such a great show, made all the better by having an incredible cast, crew, and staff, and I can’t wait to help tell the story again!”

Kinky Boots features songs written by '80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper.  It won six Tony Awards in 2013.

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   Jun 19

Michael Jackson musical headed to Broadway in 2020

Paul Natkin/Getty ImagesThe King of Pop will make his Broadway debut -- posthumously, of course -- in 2020.

The Michael Jackson Estate has announced that it's teaming with Columbia Live Stage to develop a stage musical inspired by MJ's life.  The as-yet-untitled musical is being written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, and will feature Michael's own hits.  Tony-winner Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph the show.

Other recent hit Broadway shows that tell the story of chart-topping pop stars through the use of their hits include Jersey Boys, about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; On Your Feet, about Gloria Estefan; and Beautiful, about Carole King.

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