Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander will make his Broadway debut in Rocktopia
Zander will join the Broadway premiere as a special guest vocalist from April 23 to 29 at the Broadway Theatre.
Producers of the Broadway premiere of Rocktopia have announced that multi-platinum recording artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Robin Zander, lead singer of Cheap Trick, will officially make his Broadway debut and join the production for its final week at the Broadway Theatre from April 23 through to April 29, 2018.
Cheap Trick were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 thanks to a career that has spanned over forty years and has produced nineteen studio albums, featuring international hits such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” and “Dream Police.”
Mr. Zander joins the Broadway company of Rob Evan, Chloe Lowery, Tony Vincent, Kimberly Nichole, and Alyson Cambridge, whilst Pat Monahan, a three-time Grammy Award winner and frontman of multi-platinum-selling band Train, continues his Broadway debut engagement through to April 8.
Rocktopia begans previews last night, March 20, ahead of an official opening on March 27 and a limited run through to April 29, 2018.
Rocktopia is billed as "an explosive musical event that fuses the most iconic 20th-Century rock with world-renowned classical compositions, featuring world-class vocalists—backed by a full symphony orchestra, an electrifying rock band, and a choir performing the works of musical innovators including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Heart, Beethoven, Led Zeppelin, Copland, The Who and more."
The Rocktopia band is comprised of Grammy and Emmy Award nominated violinist Máiréad Nesbitt, guitarist Tony Bruno, pianist Henry Aronson, bass player Mat Fieldes, and drummer Alex Alexander.
Rocktopia is produced on Broadway by ROCKTOPIA Broadway LLC in association with Hughes Wall LLC.
The Broadway Theatre will then host the Broadway premiere of monster musical King Kong, which is set to begin previews on October 5, 2018, before an official opening on November 8.
Rocktopia Tickets are available now for performances through to April 29, 2018.
(Photo by Danny McClister)