Rock of Ages — Broadway


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Rock of Ages — Broadway YouTube video show preview.


What: Rock of Ages Show
Where: PLAYING AT
HELEN HAYES THEATRE
How Long:
TIME
2hrs, 20mins.
(1 Intermission)
BUY TICKETS
FROM
$66.00
Average Weekly Schedule:
PREVIEW MAR 24, 11


The Rock of Ages — Broadway production transferred to Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre with previews beginning March 20, 2009, and officially opening on April 7, 2009. The Broadway production will temporarily close on January 9, 2011 and move to the Helen Hayes Theatre in March 2011.
The Rock of Ages — Broadway show's band has significant stage time compared to other musicals' bands and orchestras. The band was dressed in typical metal heads costumes as Stacee's back up band and they are always on stage. The drummer was placed inside a cage that jokingly said "Please don't feed the drummer". One of the guitarists in the stage band, Joel Hoekstra, is a member of Night Ranger, whose song "Sister Christian" is performed in the show.

Rock of Ages is a rock / jukebox Broadway musical show, with a book by Chris D'Arienzo, built around classic rock hits from the 1980s, especially from the famous glam metal bands of the decade. The musical features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Asia, among other well-known rock bands . It is directed by Kristin Hanggi and choreographed by Kelly Devine with music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Ethan Popp. The show is noted for being more lighthearted and comedic than other shows on Broadway. During performance, the performers frequently break the "fourth wall", directly addressing the audience and seemingly forgetting (or perhaps reminding the audience) that they are actors in a play.

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