ROCK OF AGES Closes Today at the Garrick Theatre; UK Tour to Follow
It is confirmed that Rock of Ages will close today, 2 November 2013 at the Garrick Theatre, prior to embarking on a UK national tour.
The musical opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre 28 Sep 2011 and ran to 6 Jan 2013 when it transferred to Garrick Theatre 18 Jan 2013. The current West End cast features The current West End cast features Tim Howar, Ross Hunter, Daniel Fletcher, Natalie Andreou, Rohan Tickell, Rachel McFarlane, Jodie Jacobs and Simon Lipkin.
The smash hit musical 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 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, and its 60-city First National Tour, and has licensed productions in several additional countries, including Sweden, Korea and Japan.