David Cook in a promo shot for “Kinky Boots”(Photo: Matthew Murphy) David Cook straps on his boots on April 3 for a Broadway-debut run as Charlie Price in Kinky Boots. The talented American Idol winner is slated to appear in the Tony-winning musical for a limited run through May 5. Cook replaces Jake Shears, who played his final performance as planned on April 1.”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 theater, 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!”Cook launched to stardom following his season 7 American Idol win. He 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, going on to sell more than 1.5 million albums, including his certified-platinum eponymous album. Cook will release his brand-new EP Chromance on February 16. The release is teased by the first single, “Gimme Heartbreak,” which is currently available via all digital platforms.The winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell. Kinky Boots View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019
CEDIA has named Jenn McGuire global member services manager. The promotion elevates McGuire to the head of the global organization’s membership department. She will remain based in the CEDIA EMEA office in the United Kingdom.“Jenn has been with the organization for four-and-a-half years and brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and excitement to the global member services manager position,” says CEDIA Managing Director of EMEA Matt Nimmons. “As the lead in the launch of our successful Member of Excellence program, Jenn’s focus on providing the highest level of service to our members was on display. She has a keen grasp of the global reach of our organisation and brings great energy to the massive opportunities available to connect with members and industry contributors. We’re thrilled to have Jenn continue to serve CEDIA in this leadership role.”McGuire joined CEDIA in 2015, initially focusing on outreach in the EMEA office. Prior to joining CEDIA, McGuire worked in the events planning industry. In her time with CEDIA, McGuire has concentrated on supporting members in the EMEA. In February, the CEDIA Member of Excellence program, a global initiative led by McGuire, debuted.In her new role, McGuire’s responsibilities include managing the global membership team and all of its initiatives.In addition to McGuire’s promotion, CEDIA is in the process of recruiting another team member to bolster the membership staff in the EMEA office. Connect to that listing by clicking here.Those interested in learning more about membership benefits or member programs can find more information on CEDIA’s website here.
Polish freight operator ITL Polska has been renamed Captrain Polska. The UK Department for Transport has confirmed it intends to negotiate a direct award contract for FirstGroup to continue to operate Great Western services for 3½ years from September 2015, with an optional extension of up to one year. FirstGroup said this would ensure stability during major upgrading works.On October 8, the transport ministers of 14 EU states signed agreements to strengthen the executive boards of the four European rail freight corridors, confirming their authority to take legally-binding decisions. The UK has joined the North Sea – Mediterranean corridor and Germany the Atlantic project, while the Czech Republic has joined North Sea – Baltic.The A$221m extension of Perth’s Transperth suburban network by 75 km from Clarkson to Butler opened on September 21.