Wednesday, April 08, 2009

It's Official! Critics Rave "Rock of Ages" is a Bonafide Hit on Broadway!

Following an extremely successful off Broadway run and the sale of the film rights to New Line Cinema, ROCK OF AGES opened on Broadway last night, Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W. 47th Street). In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA's most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80s.
It's ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on.
The "totally awesome" cast for Broadway's new, smash hit musical stars Constantine Maroulis, ("American Idol" Season 4, Broadway's The Wedding Singer, RENT) reprising his critically acclaimed role as "Drew", is now joined by Broadway's best 1970's & 1980's period actors Amy Spanger (The Wedding Singer, Kiss Me Kate) as "Sherrie" and James Carpinello (Saturday Night Fever, VH1's "So NoTORIous") as "Stacee Jaxx".
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I've put together all the reviews from last night's opening for your reading pleasure;

"Rock of Ages" Reviews:

[ NYT ] Slide Show: Big Hair and Denim Dreams
[ NYT ] Big-Hair Rockers Return in a New Arena: Broadway By CHARLES ISHERWOOD
"Rock of Ages" is a seriously silly, absurdly enjoyable arena-rock musical.
[ TM ] Rock of AgesReviewed by: Patrick Lee
This jukebox material using the hairband songs of the 1980s is deliriously entertaining.
[ DN ] 'Rock of Ages' delivers '80s sprinkled with cheese by Joe Dziemianowicz (*** 1/2)
[ AMNY ] Review of Rock of Ages by Matt Windman (3 out of 4 Stars)
[ TB ] Rock of Ages Review by Matthew Murray
Rock of Ages isn't trying to be theatre the way Mamma Mia! and Jersey Boys are. It's just trying to be a good time.
[ NY1 ] Review: "Rock Of Ages" By: Roma Torre
"Rock of Ages" is not for everyone, but I bet a lot of people who wouldn't expect to like this goofy musical will be smitten. Count me in that group.
[ V ] Rock of Ages Review By DAVID ROONEY
It's safe to say nostalgists won't feel cheated by "Rock of Ages," and that it won't be stealing audiences from "South Pacific." But by the time the ensemble unites on Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'," even nonbelievers may start inhaling the Aqua Net and embracing their inner rocker.
[ R ] "Rock" gives '80s hair-band songs their day By Frank Scheck (Hollywood Reporter)
This cheesy exercise in rock nostalgia has already been a hit in Los Angeles and Off Broadway, and this transfer to the rialto should prove an equally critic-proof success.
[ AP ] 'Rock of Ages' tours the music of the '80s By PETER SANTILLI
"Rock of Ages" should satisfy nostalgists with a penchant for '80s kitsch, but its lack of depth makes it unlikely to impress a wider audience.

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