Thursday, December 18, 2008

"Grease" closing at the Brooks Atkinson and "Rock of Ages" Ready to Move In!!

The current home of the "Grease" revival which closes January 4th at the Brooks Atkinson, will now be called home to the Hit Off-Broadway show "Rock of Ages" which closes at its current home the New World Stages also on January 4th. Previews at the Atkinson will begin March 20, 2009, with an official opening scheduled for April 7. This is great news for a cast that's deserving of a Broadway run. It's already opened to great reviews and we all loved it here at Applause Theatre Service. This show is an absolute blast!
Rock of Ages, press notes state, "is an explosive new musical with a heart as big as 80's rock hair. As a legendary rock club faces its demise at the hands of eager developers, a young rocker hoping for his big break falls for a small town girl chasing big dreams of her own."
The musical features hits from such rockers as Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia and Whitesnake.
In a joint statement Rock of Ages producers Matthew Weaver and Carl Levin said, "After such an exciting run Off-Broadway, we are delighted to be moving Rock of Ages to Broadway. We know these are difficult and uncertain times for everyone, so we are thrilled to announce that Rock of Ages will set a new precedent with the lowest priced tickets on Broadway for any Musical.
The Off-Broadway company boasts "American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis. Whether on not he will remain with the show is still not certain.
New Line recently won the screen rights for Rock of Ages. Librettist D'Arienzo will not only pen the screenplay but will direct the feature film as well.
Show times on Broadway will be Monday at 8 PM, Tuesday at 7 PM, Thursday at 8 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 and 8 PM and Sunday at 3 and 7 PM.
Tickets for the Broadway production will go on sale Jan. 5, 2009 and can be purchased by calling an Applause Sales Expert at 800-451-9930.

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