Rock of Ages switches to an open-ended Off-Broadway run at New World Stages

The 10th Anniversary production of Rock of Ages is now booking through September 13, 2020 at New World Stages.

CJ Eldred & Kirsten Scott in Rock of Ages

Don't Stop Believin' in Rock of Ages! Originally scheduled to play a limited engagement at New World Stages through September 29, 2019, before an initial extension to January 12, 2020, producers of the 10th Anniversary production have now announced that the show will continue as an open-ended engagement and is currently booking through September 13, 2020.

This new production of the five-time Tony Award-nominated musical re-united the original Broadway creative team, including Tony-nominated director Kristin Hanggi and recent Olivier Award-winning choreographer Kelly Devine.

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 Off-Broadway principal cast currently 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.

The production also features scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Gregory Gale, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Peter Hylenski, and projection design by Zachary Borovay.

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.

Rock of Ages Tickets are on sale now for performances through September 13, 2020.

(Photo by Matthew Murphy)