Former Facebook Exec Randi Zuckerberg Makes Broadway Debut in ROCK OF AGES Tonight
The five-time Tony Award Nominated musical Rock of Ages marks its 5th Anniversary on Broadway by toasting its beloved 'social network' of fans with a month-long celebration, #RockofAge5, from tonight, March 14 - April 14, 2014. Kicking off the party tonight, March 14 is social media rock star Randi Zuckerberg, who makes her Broadway debut as community leader "Regina" (ruh-GINE-ah) for two weeks only - through March 28 (#RandiRocks). The party continues through April 14 with additional 'social' surprises to be announced.
"For over 2,000 performances Rock of Ages has taken audiences on a wild ride back to when 'social' meant something very different," said producer Matthew Weaver. "Every performance, for the last five years, has delivered an incredible on-stage and audience experience earning the show its title as Broadway's Best Party. So for the next 4 weeks, kicking off with Randi Zuckerberg, we're going to be 'sharing' the love with our audiences with a ton of fun surprises."
"Theater-going is one of the few sacred activities where audiences truly unplug and enjoy the moment with the live entertainment right in front of them," said Zuckerberg, the first tech executive to grace the Broadway stage. "It's been a lifelong dream for me to perform on Broadway. I thought I needed to shelve those dreams for my career, but this experience has taught me that there are multiple paths to achieving our dreams and that the modern woman can be well-rounded. In the age of social media where we share both our professional and our personal lives, having a successful career no longer means putting your hobbies and passions aside. As a New Yorker, a theater-lover, and a child of the 80s, I couldn't be more thrilled for the opportunity to perform in Rock of Ages on Broadway."
Zuckerberg, New York Times best-selling author of Dot Complicated and Editor in Chief of modern lifestyle blog, DotComplicated.co, was an early executive at Facebook with dreams of making it big... on Broadway. Vocally trained as a member of The Harvard Opportunes a cappella group, Zuckerberg honed her performance & comedy skills over the years with feedbomb, her band comprised of current and former Facebook employees, delivering knock-out performances of "Don't Stop Believin'", a hilarious, altered-lyric version of "Call Me Maybe" and more.
ROCK OF AGES opened on Broadway on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 and played its final performance at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Sunday, January 9, 2011 before re-opening at The Helen Hayes Theatre on March 24, 2011. Now in its fifth year on Broadway, Rock of Ages continues to sell out performances at the Helen Hayes Theater, consistently making the Broadway Top 10 for capacity, average ticket price and percentage of gross potential week after week.
The music that ignited a generation is heating up Broadway in Rock of Ages. The classic rock love story of the decade erupts into Broadway's Best Party, all to the sounds of such feel-good, sing-out-loud songs as "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", "I Wanna Know What Love Is", "Here I Go Again", "Don't Stop Believin" and more.
ROCK OF AGES currently stars a "Supergroup" of performers including Kate Rockwell as "Sherrie," Aaron C. Finley as "Drew," Joey Calveri as "Stacee Jaxx," Genson Blimline as "Lonny," Adam Dannheisser (Original Broadway Cast member) as "Dennis," Cody Scott Lancaster as "Franz," Josephine Rose Roberts as "Regina," Paul Schoeffler (Original Broadway Cast member) as "Hertz," and Teresa Stanley as "Justice." Rounding out the cast are Tessa Alves, Andrew Call, Cristy Candler, Tony LePage, Michael Minarik (Original Broadway Cast member), Cassie Silva, Andre Ward (Original Broadway Cast member) and Neka Zang.
In addition to being a bona fide Broadway hit musical, Rock of Ages is currently rocking the Venetian Resort on the Las Vegas Strip; the open seas on Norwegian's newest cruise ship, The Breakaway; and the open road on its Second U.S. National Tour. Rock of Ages also hit the silver screen in 2012 as a major motion picture starring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Furthermore, the show was a runaway success in Toronto, Australia, London and its 60-city First National Tour, and has licensed productions in several additional countries, including Sweden, Korea and Japan.
ROCK OF AGES is produced on Broadway and worldwide by Matthew Weaver, Michael Cohl and Jonathan Linden/S2BN Entertainment, in addition to Carl Levin, Jeff Davis, Barry Habib, Scott Prisand, Reagan Silber, Relativity Media, Janet Billig Rich and Hillary Weaver.
Tickets for Rock of Ages at The Helen Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) can be purchased via Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200 (outside the NY metro area: 800-432-7250) or in person at the Helen Hayes Box Office. Student Rush tickets are $37, and can be purchased when the box office opens the day of the performance. Student Rush tickets are cash only, and subject to availability. Only two tickets per student ID.
The performance schedule is Monday at 8pm, Tuesday at 7pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm & 7:30pm.