Classic Rock Musical Headed to Broadway

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The classic rock musical “Headed to Broadway” is headed to Broadway! The show will debut on Broadway in March of 2017, and will feature all of your favorite classic rock hits.


“We Will Rock You,” a musical set to the hits of British rock band Queen, is headed to Broadway. The show, which has been a hit in London’s West End since 2002, will open at the Broadhurst Theatre on Nov. 14.

The musical tells the story of a group of rebels who fight against a conformist society that has banned all forms of music except for bland pop. The rebels are led by Galileo Figaro, played by Tony Vincent, and Scaramouche, played by Erin Mackey.

The cast also includes P.J. Griffith as Britney Spears-like pop star Khashoggi, Arrow Rock Lyric Theatre artistic director Michael Gorman as Killer Queen, and Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen as themselves.

“We Will Rock You” will be directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Karina Smirnoff.

What is Classic Rock?

Classic rock is a radio format that commonly plays rock music from the middle 1960s through the 1980s. Classic rock pursue’s a less aggressive musical approach than mainstream rock. The arrangement of the music is usually focused on simple, catchy hooks and easily recognizable melodies. This format of music became popular because it gave listeners an alternative to the pop music that was being played on the radio at the time. Classic rock songs often deal with topics such as love, loss, and hope, which can resonate with listeners of all ages.

The History of Classic Rock

Classic rock is a musical genre that emerged in the 1960s and came to prominence in the 1970s. It entailed a specific sound that was based on electric guitars, bass guitars, and drums, as well as a heavier use of blues influences. This sound was typified by artists such as Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many others.

Classic Rock on Broadway

Broadway is about to get a little louder, as a new musical incarnation of the popular classic rock radio station is headed to the Great White Way. The as-yet-untitled musical will feature hits from the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and more, and is set to open on Broadway in the fall of 2018.

The Music of Classic Rock

Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia in the mid-1950s. The terms “popular music” and “pop music” are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many diverse styles. “Pop” and “rock” were synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they became differentiated from each other.

While rock is an umbrella term that refers to a wide range of popular music played on electric guitars and other instruments, “classic rock” specifically refers to a style of music that developed in the 1960s and 1970s. Classic rock is characterized by a heavy use of electric guitars, bass guitar, drums, and keyboards. It often incorporates elements of blues, psychedelic rock, and folk rock.

Classic rock bands typically have tight song structures and focus on melody over experimentation. They are also known for having a strong sense of dynamics and for their use of guitar solos. Some of the most famous classic rock bands include Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Pink Floyd.

The Music of Classic Rock will be heading to Broadway in October 2018!

The Legacy of Classic Rock

When it comes to rock music, there are few genres with as much staying power as classic rock. For decades, classic rock has enthralled listeners with its catchy melodies, driving rhythms, and rebellious attitude.

Now, the classic rock sound is headed to Broadway. In a new musical adaptation of the film Pleasantville, classic rock hits from the 1960s and 1970s will provide the soundtrack for a coming-of-age story set in the Eisenhower era.

Featuring songs by iconic artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin, the musical will transport audiences back to a simpler time whenRock n’ Roll wasking. With its combination of classic hits and nostalgic storytelling, Pleasantville is sure to be a hit with fans of all ages.

The Future of Classic Rock

The classic rock musical is headed to Broadway. The show features the music of some of the most popular and classic rock bands of all time, including Journey, Foreigner, Styx, and more. The musical tells the story of a group of friends who come together to form a band and go on a journey to achieve their dreams. The show is full of energy and excitement, and it is sure to be a hit with fans of all ages.

Classic Rock for a New Generation

Rock of Ages, a classic rock musical, is headed to Broadway this spring! The musical tells the story of a small town girl who falls in love with a big city rocker and features hits from iconic bands like Journey, Bon Jovi, and Whitesnake.

With a book by Christopher D’Arienzo and music by some of the most popular names in rock ‘n’ roll, Rock of Ages is sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages. So if you’re looking for a night of good old fashioned fun, be sure to check out Rock of Ages on Broadway!


The show will have its official opening night on March 7, 2019, at the Neil Simon Theatre. Tickets are now on sale.

Further Reading

If you’re a fan of classic rock music, then you’ll be thrilled to hear that a new musical featuring the hits of some of the genre’s most iconic bands is headed to Broadway! The show, which is currently in development, is set to feature the music of Queen, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, and more.

While there is no official word yet on when the musical will debut on Broadway, it is already generating a lot of buzz and excitement among fans of classic rock music. So be sure to keep an eye out for further announcements about this highly anticipated show!

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