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Photo Coverage: ROCK OF AGES Celebrates 5 Years on Broadway with Survivor's Jim Peterik
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 09, 2014

The show just celebrated its 5th anniversary and 2000th performance with a party and special performance from Survivor's Jim Peterik with the Rock of Ages Band 'Arsenal'. BroadwayWorld takes you inside the celebration below! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Reeve Carney, Rebecca Faulkenberry & SPIDER-MAN Cast Sing Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 14, 2013

Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK's recording session for 'A Savior is Born' with castmembers Jason Michael Webb, Andros Rodriguez, Alex Stoll, Ari Loeb, Reeve Carney, Maxx Reed, Jamison Scott, Josh Sassanella, Michael Wilhoite, Jason Michael Webb , Ashley Adamek, Diana Calderazzo, Monette McKay, Whitney Sprayberry, Michelle Dawson, Kristen Faith Oei, Andros Rodriguez, Cass Christopher, and Rebecca Faulkenberry. (more...)

Jonathan C. Kaplan, Andre Ward, and More Take Part in Boy Band Musical- PLOP Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

Canton Theatrical will present two staged presentations of PLOP, the all-new boy band musical about the meteoric rise of the super groups and pop princesses of the 1990s. Set against the backdrop of 90s pop music and suggested by the true story behind the sound that defined a generation, PLOP features music and lyrics by Damon Intrabartolo (bare, Fantastic Four, Superman Returns) and a revised book by Kenneth Finkle (Alive and Well, Indoor/Outdoor) with direction by Anthony J. Cantalupo. (more...)

Jonathan C. Kaplan, Andre Ward, and More to Take Part in Boy Band Musical- PLOP, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2013

Canton Theatrical will present two staged presentations of PLOP, the all-new boy band musical about the meteoric rise of the super groups and pop princesses of the 1990s. Set against the backdrop of 90s pop music and suggested by the true story behind the sound that defined a generation, PLOP features music and lyrics by Damon Intrabartolo (bare, Fantastic Four, Superman Returns) and a revised book by Kenneth Finkle (Alive and Well, Indoor/Outdoor) with direction by Anthony J. Cantalupo. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: December 15-21
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 21, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: THE BOOK OF MORMON opens in Chicago, Blythe Danner returns to Broadway, CHICAGO celebrates a milestone, and so much more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Reeve Carney & SPIDER-MAN Cast Sign 2013 Calendars!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 19, 2012

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is now in its 2nd smash year on Broadway, and has been seen by more than 1 million audience members from around the world. It features music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy Award-winners Bono and The Edge, direction by Philip William McKinley (The Boy From Oz), and a book co-written by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger(Underneath The Lintel) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Fantastic Four and Spider-Man comics, 'Big Love'). Just yesterday, Reeve Carney and the ensemble Spider-Men signed copies of their 2013-2014 Calendar in the lobby of the Foxwoods Theatre. Net proceeds from the calendar will go to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of SPIDER-MAN Unveils 2013-14 BC/EFA Calendar on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark has just unveiled a 2013-2014 calendar featuring the talented, athletic men who bring the world's most recognizable super hero to life on Broadway each night with breath-taking aerial stunts and acrobatics. The 14-month calendar made its debut during a segment featuring Reeve Carney ("Peter Parker") and the performers on ABC's "Good Morning America" this morning, November 15 at 8:30 am EST. The cast showed up in support of the appearance. Check out photos of them below! (more...)

SPIDER-MAN to Unveil 2013-14 Calendar on GOOD MORNING AMERICA; Proceeds Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2012

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will unveil a 2013-2014 calendar featuring the talented, athletic men who bring the world's most recognizable super hero to life on Broadway each night with breath-taking aerial stunts and acrobatics. The 14-month calendar will make its debut during a segment featuring Reeve Carney ("Peter Parker") and the performers on ABC's "Good Morning America" tomorrow, Thursday, November 15 at 8:30 am EST. (more...)

BWW TV Blog: Broadway-Bound CHIX 6 in Rehearsal!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 07, 2011

Hey there! Lourds Lane again! As you know, the cast of CHIX 6 is in rehearsal now for our developmental run at the Queens Theatre in the Park. Next year, it's Broadway... and I've never been busier in my life. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 30- August 5
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 05, 2011

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week, or you're just in the mood for a recap of everything theatre, BroadwayWorld's new feature, 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end of the week fix. Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to the West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: ROCK OF AGES Tour Cast on Set of the Show's Film - First Look!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2011

After being so impressed by the video 'Waiting For Shankman' created by the ROCK OF AGES 1st National Tour Cast, director of the ROCK OF AGES movie Adam Shankman, has put them in the movie! Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at the touring cast and ROCK OF AGES dance team as their 'Juke Box Hero' personas. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of ROCK OF AGES Tour Pleas for Movie Roles!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 07, 2011

ROCK OF AGES will soon become Hollywood's Biggest Party as filming recently began in Miami, Florida for the New Line Cinema Film. Directed by Adam Shankman, the film stars Tom Cruise as 'Stacee Jaxx,' Diego Boneta as 'Drew,' Julianne Hough as 'Sherrie,' Russell Brand as 'Lonny,' Alec Baldwin as 'Dennis,' Mary J. Blige as 'Justice,' Brian Cranston as the Mayor, Malin Ackerman as 'Constance Sack,' Catherine Zeta-Jones as the wife of the Mayor and Paul Giamatti as 'Paul Gill.' (more...)

Maroulis to Depart ROCK OF AGES in July; Working on Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2011

'American Idol' alum and Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis will soon say goodbye to the national tour of Rock of ages, according to a recent interview with JSOnline. Maraoulis, who originated leading man 'Drew' on Broadway, commented: 'I've set out and accomplished everything I've wanted to do.' Maroulis departs from the show in July after being involved with the show for three years. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Constantine Maroulis Makes Appearance on THE PRICE IS RIGHT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 05, 2011

In the following video Tony nominee Constantie Maroulis makes an appearance on 'The Price is Right' to introduce a rockin showcase, that included a trip to New York City to see ROCK OF AGES. Click below to check it out! (more...)

Constantine Maroulis Introduces Baby Malena
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

Constantine Maroulis, who originated the role of Drew in ROCK OF AGES on Broadway, recently introduced his first child, Malena James to the world via People Magazine. On how he and mom ANgel Reed chose the now three month old's name, he commented: '. 'I always loved the name. I'm not fond of a lot of Greek female names. James is my middle name and my father's name. It just fit.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ROCK OF AGES Jam Session for Curran Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2011

On March 9, Constantine Maroulis along with music legends Night Ranger and Journey had a jam session on 107.7FM to promote the opening of ROCK OF AGES at the Curran Theatre. Click below to watch as they take requests! (more...)

Curran Theatre Welcomes ROCK OF AGES, 3/8-4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2011

The music that ignited a generation is going to heat up San Francisco! 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 plays the Curran Theatre (445 Geary Street) March 8 through April 9 as part of the 2010-2011 Best of Broadway series under the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays. Tickets on sale now! (more...)

Curran Theatre Welcomes ROCK OF AGES, 3/8-4/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2011

The music that ignited a generation is going to heat up San Francisco! 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 plays the Curran Theatre (445 Geary Street) March 8 through April 9 as part of the 2010-2011 Best of Broadway series under the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays. Tickets on sale now! (more...)

Tony Nominee/American Idol's Constantine Maroulis Stars In 'Rock Of Ages' Opens Tuesday Night!
by Beau Higgins - Dec 27, 2010

Adding big time heat to an already exciting smash Broadway theatrical season, ROCK OF AGES, a funny, feel good- love story told through the hit songs of such iconic rockers as Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar and Whitesnake, will heighten the joy of the holiday season when Tony award Nominee Constantine Maroulis of 'American Idol fame,' recreates his original Broadway role as Drew, opening Tuesday, December 28 playing through Sunday, January 9, presented by Florida Theatrical Association at Broward Center for the Performing arts. Coming direct from Broadway, Maroulis, who Rolling Stone declared 'a perfect lead,' will reprise his acclaimed performance in the First National Tour of the five-time Tony Award nominated smash-hit musical. (more...)

Tony Nominee/American Idol's Constantine Maroulis Stars In 'Rock Of Ages' At The Broward Center
by Beau Higgins - Dec 01, 2010

Adding big time heat to an already exciting smash Broadway theatrical season, ROCK OF AGES, a funny, feel good- love story told through the hit songs of such iconic rockers as Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar and Whitesnake, will heighten the joy of the holiday season when Tony award Nominee Constantine Maroulis of 'American Idol fame,' recreates his original Broadway role as Drew, opening Tuesday, December 28 playing through Sunday, January 9, presented by Florida Theatrical Association at Broward Center for the Performing arts. Coming direct from Broadway, Maroulis, who Rolling Stone declared 'a perfect lead,' will reprise his acclaimed performance in the First National Tour of the five-time Tony Award nominated smash-hit musical. (more...)

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