Chris D'Arienzo News

ROCK OF AGES To Launch UK Tour In Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Following a three-year run in London's West End, Rock of Ages The Musical is to hit the road, with a UK tour launching at the Palace Theatre Manchester in May. Ben Richards will star as rock god Stacee Jaxx with Noel Sullivan as Drew Boley. (more...)

Kristin Hanggi & ROCK OF AGES Creative Team Set for Relativity School Panel Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

Relativity School of Film, Media and Performing Arts will host a panel discussion with the creative team behind one of the longest running shows in Broadway history today, July 22nd from 3-5pm PST at LA Center Studios, 450 South Bixel St, LA, CA 90017. This will be the first time the creative team tells the amazing story of ROCK OF AGES at a live panel. The team will include: Chris D'Arienzo (writer), Kristin Hanggi (director), Matt Weaver (lead producer), Hillary Weaver (producer), Janet Billig Rich (producer and music supervisor), Dave Gibbs (orchestrations and arrangements), and Scott Prisand (producer). (more...)

Kristin Hanggi & ROCK OF AGES Creative Team Set for Relativity School Panel, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

Relativity School of Film, Media and Performing Arts will host a panel discussion with the creative team behind one of the longest running shows in Broadway history on Monday, July 22nd from 3-5pm PST at LA Center Studios, 450 South Bixel St, LA, CA 90017. This will be the first time the creative team tells the amazing story of ROCK OF AGES at a live panel. The team will include: Chris D'Arienzo (writer), Kristin Hanggi (director), Matt Weaver (lead producer), Hillary Weaver (producer), Janet Billig Rich (producer and music supervisor), Dave Gibbs (orchestrations and arrangements), and Scott Prisand (producer). (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Returns to Philadelphia, June 14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer - and in L.A.'s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80's. It's ROCK OF AGES, a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. This 5 time Tony nominated musical will return to Philadelphia as part of the Broadway Season on June 14 - 16 for five performances only at the Merriam Theater. The press opening is Friday, June 14 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

MEMPHIS, BILLY ELLIOT and More to Headline Broadway Sacramento's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

California Musical Theatre announces the 2012-13 Broadway Sacramento season at Community Center Theater, featuring Tony Award-winning new Broadway musicals as well as heart-warming family favorites. Memphis, which won four 2010 Tony Awards and is still playing on Broadway, kicks off the season, followed by Peter Pan, starring Cathy Rigby, Rock of Ages, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and multi-Tony Award winner Billy Elliot the Musical. The final show of the season is a Broadway Mega-Hit that can't be revealed until August due to contractual obligations. That show is a brand new production of one of the most beloved and popular Broadway musicals ever, and has been highly praised by critics and audiences alike throughout its wildly successful tour. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Returns to Philadelphia, June 14-16
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2013

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer - and in L.A.'s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80's. It's ROCK OF AGES, a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. This 5 time Tony nominated musical will return to Philadelphia as part of the Broadway Season on June 14 - 16 for five performances only at the Merriam Theater. The press opening is Friday, June 14 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Comes to the Orpheum, Now thru 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

ROCK OF AGES, nominated for five Tony Awards, will play at the Orpheum Theatre this weekend, May 10-12, 2013. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Comes to Richmond, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer - and in L.A.'s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80's. It's ROCK OF AGES, a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. This 5 time Tony nominated musical, with a star studded motion picture in the works, is rockin' its way across the USA. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on! (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Returns to the Orpheum Theatre in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

Rock of Ages, the five-time Tony nominated musical and love story told through the hits of iconic '80s rockers such as Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake and more, returns to Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre, May 17-19, 2013. This awesomely good time features nearly 30 chart-topping hits from "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Here I Go Again" to "Can't Fight This Feeling" and "We Built This City." Single tickets are on sale now. Rock of Ages is presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust as a special addition to its 2012/13 Broadway Across America-Minneapolis season. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Opens 5/24 in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer - and in L.A.'s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80's. It's ROCK OF AGES, a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. This 5 time Tony nominated musical is rockin' its way back to the Fabulous Fox Theatre for four performances only May 24-26. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on! (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Comes to the Orpheum, 5/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

ROCK OF AGES, nominated for five Tony Awards, will play at the Orpheum Theatre the weekend of May 10-12, 2013. (more...)

Maguire's Material Pictures Hires Production, Financing Partners
by Movies News Desk - Mar 28, 2013

Tobey Maguire's Material Pictures has secured independent financing to expand the production company. Richard Weinberg joins as a financial partner as Material Pictures hires Ben Tierney as Vice President of Production and promotes Anastasiya Kukhtareva to Creative Executive. Tierney and Kukhtareva will report to Material Pictures' SVP of Production, Matthew Plouffe. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Opens Tomorrow at the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2013

The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts is gearing up to host a wild musical party when fan-favourite, ROCK OF AGES, returns to Toronto for a limited run March 19-24, 2013. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Comes to Portland, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013

Portland Ovations brings the five-time Tony Award nominated Broadway smash-hit Rock of Ages to Merrill Auditorium for one performance only, Saturday, March 30th at 8pm and tickets are selling fast. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROCK OF AGES is Awesome at Broadway San Jose!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jan 31, 2013

'Rock of Ages,' is rocking on stage at the San Jose Performing Arts Center and will blow your mind! (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Opens Tonight in Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer - and in L.A.'s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80s. It's ROCK OF AGES, a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. This five-time Tony nominated musical is rockin' its way across the USA. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on, on stage at Community Center Theater, 13th & L St. in downtown Sacramento, from tonight, Jan. 22 through Jan. 27. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Tour Comes to Boise, 1/12-1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

Rock of Ages will make its Idaho premiere at the Morrison Center on January 12 and 13, 2013. Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 19 at 10AM. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Tour Comes to Boise, 1/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

Rock of Ages will make its Idaho premiere at the Morrison Center tonight, January 12 and 13, 2013. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Opens 1/22 in Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer - and in L.A.'s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80s. It's ROCK OF AGES, a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. This five-time Tony nominated musical is rockin' its way across the USA. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on, on stage at Community Center Theater, 13th & L St. in downtown Sacramento, from Jan. 22 through Jan. 27. (more...)

BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Philippines in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013! (more...)

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