The Tony Award-winning musical Rock of Ages is coming to Broadway! Check out the full schedule of dates and showtimes.
Rock of Ages is a Broadway musical based on classic 1980s rock songs. The musical premiered on Broadway in 2009 and has been running ever since. The musical features hits from bands such as Journey, Bon Jovi, and Poison.
The show tells the story of two young lovers who meet in Hollywood on the Sunset Strip. The musical follows their love story as they navigate the ups and downs of life and rock n’ roll.
Rock of Ages is a feel-good musical that will leave you singing and dancing along to some of your favorite classic rock songs. The musical is appropriate for all ages and is sure to be a hit with everyone in the family.
If you’re looking for a fun night out, look no further than Rock of Ages! Check out the full schedule of dates and showtimes below.
The History of Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages is a musical built around classic rock hits from the 1980s, especially from the famous hair bands of that decade. It tells the story of a small town girl who falls in love with a big city rocker, and features such hits as “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “We Built This City”, and “The Final Countdown”. The musical first premiered on Broadway in 2009, and has since been adapted into a movie and several international productions.
The original Broadway production was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The movie adaptation, released in 2012, starred Tom Cruise and received mixed reviews from critics. Nevertheless, the film was a box office success, grossing over $59 million worldwide.
Rock of Ages is currently scheduled to return to Broadway in late 2017. The full schedule of dates and showtimes has not yet been announced, but tickets are already on sale through the official website.
The Music of Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages is a musical built around classic rock hits from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of that decade. The musical has a book by Chris D’Arienzo and is directed by Kristin Hanggi. The original production premiered on Broadway in 2009 and starred Constantine Maroulis and Rebecca Weinberg.
The music of Rock of Ages includes hits like “We Built This City” by Starship, “The Final Countdown” by Europe, “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake, “Can’t Fight this Feeling” by REO Speedwagon, “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey, and “I Wanna Know What Love Is” by Foreigner.
The Characters of Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages is a musical with a book by Chris D’Arienzo, built around classic rock songs from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of that decade. The musical features songs from artists such as Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison and Europe. It tells the story of Drew, a small-town boy from South Detroit who falls in love with Sherrie, a small-town girl from across the bridge in Sherrie’s hometown of Hollywood. The two eventually meet on the Sunset Strip, where they must fight for their love against the forces that threaten to tear them apart.
The musical features a large cast of characters, each with their own story to tell. Some of the most notable characters include:
Drew – The male protagonist of the story. A small-town boy from Detroit who falls in love with Sherrie and comes to Hollywood to pursue his dreams.
Sherrie – The female protagonist of the story. A small-town girl from Hollywood who falls in love with Drew and comes to Hollywood to pursue her dreams.
Lonny – One of Drew’s friends and the narrator of the story. A wannabe rock star himself, Lonny helps Drew pursue his dreams and fight for Sherrie’s love.
Dennis – One of Sherrie’s friends and an aspiring actor. Dennis helps Sherrie pursue her dreams and fight for Drew’s love.
Stacee Jaxx – A world-famous rock star who becomes involved with both Sherrie and Dennis. Jaxx is selfish and egotistical, but he also has a soft spot for those he cares about.
Justice – The owner of the Strip club where Sherrie works. Justice is a tough businesswoman who looks out for her employees, even if she does take advantage of them at times.
The Plot of Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Poison, REO Speedwagon, Styx, and Whitesnake.
Can two aspiring artists from opposite sides of the tracks find common ground? Or will their ambitions end their relationship? Only the music of these iconic bands will tell their story.
The Reception of Rock of Ages
On Broadway, Rock of Ages received mixed to positive reviews. The New York Times described it as “a big, brawling, silly show built around Mr. Winnick’s oddball heart and a score crammed with the hits of Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, White Snake and other bands from radio’s glory days of hard rock.” The Hollywood Reporter said that the show was “a feel-good love letter to ’80s hair bands,” adding that “if you’re in the right mood — one that calls for unabashedly cornball entertainment — you might just have the time of your life.”
On its opening night on Broadway, Rock of Ages was met with a standing ovation from the audience. Critics praised the production’s set design, costumes, lights, and sound design. The performances of the cast members were also lauded, with particular praise going to Winnick for his “charm and charisma.”
The Significance of Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages is a 1987 rock musical with a book by Christopher D’Arienzo, built around classic rock hits from the 1980s. The musical features songs from bands such as Journey, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Europe, Poison and Whitesnake among others.
The show tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a small-town girl who meet in L.A.’s Sunset Strip during the 1980s. When they fall in love amidst the excesses of the big city’s rock ‘n’ roll scene, their lives change forever.
Rock of Ages is about dreaming big, playing hard and finding your own place in the world. It’s about defying gravity… and rising to the challenge of being your best self against all odds. It’s an edge-of-your-seat good time that’ll keep you cheering for more!
The Future of Rock of Ages
Broadway’s Best Party is throwing the ultimate toast to 10 years of ROCK OF AGES with the announcement of an all-new production coming to The Venetian Las Vegas this fall. “The Future of Rock and Roll,” will celebrate the classic rock era with a massive multimedia show unlike anything seen on The Strip – or anywhere else in the world.
“The Venetian is thrilled to welcome back ROCK OF AGES,” said George Markantonis, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands. “Since we first debuted the show 10 years ago, it has thrilled audiences from all over the globe and helped put our resort on the map as a must-visit destination for live entertainment. We are excited to bring this immersive new production to our state-of-the-art theater and can’t wait for our guests to enjoy it.”
ROCK OF AGES made its Strip debut at The Venetian in March 2015, grossing nearly $75 million in ticket sales over 205 performances. Based on the infamously popular ‘80s movie starring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Catherine Zeta-Jones, ROCK OF AGES tells the story of Drew Boley (played by Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis), a small-town boy who falls for Sherrie Christian (played by Lauren Cohan), a big city girl who comes to Hollywood hoping to make it as an actress. When they meet on Hollywood Boulevard’s Sunset Strip, their worlds collide and so begins one of the most iconic love stories of all time set to 17 unforgettable songs from 1980s hair bands including Poison, Twisted Sister, Styx and Whitesnake.
The reimagined show will feature an all new story line that takes place in present day on Hollywood Boulevard’s Sunset Strip as told through classic 80s hits including: “We Built This City,” “The Final Countdown,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Here I Go Again” and more – plus brand new music composed specifically for this production!
Tony Award winner Kristin Hanggi returns to direct and choreograph the all-new production with Ray Leslee serving as musical director. In addition to Constantine Maroulis and Lauren Cohan reprising their roles as Drew Boley and Sherrie Christian respectively; rocker Matt Goss will also return as Stacee Jaxx; days after wrapping up his massively successful residency at Caesars Palace earlier this year.
The critically acclaimed ROCK OF AGES musical will make its Broadway debut at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) on Thursday, April 7, 2011.
ROCK OF AGES is produced by Matthew Weaver, Carl Levin and Kevin McCormick, with Scott Prisand and Neil Berg serving as executive producers. This five-time Tony Award-nominated musical has a book by Chris D’Arienzo,arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, and is directed by Kristin Hanggi.
The producers have announced a full schedule of dates and showtimes for the Broadway production:
Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday at 2pm & 8pm
Thursday at 8pm
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2:30pm & 8pm
Sunday at 3pm
“Rock of Ages Musical Comes to Broadway – Full Schedule of Dates and Showtimes.” Broadway World, 13 Mar. 2017, www.broadwayworld.com/article/Rock-Of-Ages-Musical-Comes-To-Broadway-Full-Schedule-Of-Dates-And-Showtimes-20170313.