Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Today In Theatre History

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a blog about celebrating "World Theatre Day", where I listed my favorite show's currently playing in New York and London. Number one on that list was the Off-Broadway production of Rock of Ages. Which by the way, I have seen many times. I take that back, I have seen it nine times. Of course you know that, if you read my previous blog right? Now most of you probably forget, that Rock of Ages began it's New York run Off-Broadway at New World Stages, where it returned last year in honor of the show's tenth anniversary.

But we are not here to talk about it's Off-Broadway run. We are here to celebrate it's triumphant Broadway opening. April 7, 2009, to be exact. The show, which originally opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, before transferring to the Helen Hayes Theatre in 2011, played a total of twenty-two previews, and two thousand three hundred and twenty-eight performances, before closing on January 18, 2015. Pretty good run for a show that most thought wouldn't last more than a year at best. Look's like there were a lot of 80's music fans out there like me.

As you know, the show is currently on a hiatus due to the coronavirus. Well that and every other show both On and Off-Broadway. The truth is, we don't know when it will be back. It could be a month or two from now, or it could be even later. Until that day happens, and it will, we need to hold tight to the memories of all those magical nights we spent watching our favorite shows, or listening to a symphony, or being moved by a classic opera, or being awestruck by a beautiful ballet. Those memories will never fade, and neither will our resilience. Stay safe everyone, and don't forget to look out for each other.

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