Rock of Ages extends through 2020 at New World Stages
Don't Stop Believin' in Rock of Ages! Producers of the New York return of the five-time Tony Award-nominated musical have announced a massive extension as the 10th Anniversary production at New World Stages, which began performances on June 19, 2019, will now run through January 12, 2020 (instead of September 29, 2019).
Synopsis: "Rock of Ages is set to the greatest rock anthems and power ballads of the 80s, like you’ve never heard them before. Featuring such hits as “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “I Wanna Know What Love Is,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Here I Go Again,” “Don’t Stop Believin'” and many more."
The production re-united the original Broadway creative team, including Tony-nominated director Kristin Hanggi and recent Olivier Award-winning choreographer Kelly Devine. Scenic design is by Beowulf Boritt, costume design is by Gregory Gale, lighting design is by Jason Lyons, sound design is by Peter Hylenski, and projection design is by Zachary Borovay.
The Off-Broadway principal cast includes CJ Eldred (as Drew), Kirsten Scott (as Sherrie), PJ Griffith (as Stacee Jaxx), original Broadway star Mitchell Jarvis (as Lonny), Matt Ban (as Dennis), Dane Biren (as Franz), Tiffany Engen (as Regina), Tom Galantich (as Hertz), and Jeannette Bayardelle (as Justice/Mother).
Rock of Ages, which features a book by Chris D’Arienzo, opened on Broadway on April 7, 2009, and enjoyed an impressive six-year run of 2,350 performances. It originally premiered in January 2006 at The Vanguard Hollywood nightclub in Los Angeles, later moving to The Flamingo in Las Vegas in May 2006. Rather fittingly, the musical was first staged in New York (ahead of its Broadway transfer) in October 2008 at New World Stages, the home of this 10th Anniversary production.
Rock of Ages is produced off-Broadway by Michael Cohl/S2BN Entertainment in association with Barry Habib, Scott Prisand/Seth Fass, Tony Smith, and Randi Zuckerberg/ Mara Burros-Sandler.
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(Photo by Matthew Murphy)