Constantine Maroulis to Appear on FOX's 'Don't Forget the Lyrics' Tonight
Star of the hit Off-Broadway show Rock of Ages, Constantine Maroulis will appear on Don't Forget the Lyrics tonight (FOX), October 24th, 2008. He plans to donate his winnings to Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS.
On DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! contestants will choose songs from different genres, decades and musical artists. Then they'll take Center Stage to sing alongside the studio band as the lyrics are projected on screen - but suddenly the music will stop and the words will disappear. Will the contestants belt out the correct missing lyric, or freeze under pressure?After each correct response, contestants must decide to "Stay & Play" or ""Take the Money & Run." If they sing 9 songs correctly, they are presented with a No. 1 hit and one final missing lyric for the top prize of $1 million. It's that simple: 10 songs, 10 missing lyrics, 1 million dollars.DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS! is produced by RDF USA and Brad Lachman Productions. Lachman, Jeff Apploff, Chris Coelen and Greg Goldman serve as executive producers and Brian Veskosky serves as co-executive producer. The show was created by Apploff. Check your local listings for show times.
ROCK OF AGES opened at New World Stages on Thursday, October 16.
Written by Chris D’Arienzo (Film: Barry Munday) and directed by Kristin Hanggi (Bare, Pussycat Dolls on the Sunset Strip), ROCK OF AGES is fueled by high-octane 80s rock – from the anthems that defined an era to the power ballads that lit up arenas everywhere. A theatrical event inspired by the unforgettable rock sounds and the mega-bands that dominated the airwaves for more than a decade. ROCK OF AGES takes audiences on a musical trip with a story set to blazing hits from iconic rockers such as Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more. Writer Chris D’Arienzo says, "The genre of 80s rock was so grandiose in its theatricality that for me it only made sense to turn something like ‘Sister Christian’ into a showtune. This was lifestyle music. It was just as much about the look, the clothes and the parties as it was about the songs. We'd all like to believe we were just listening to Elvis Costello and The Buzzcocks back then, but I know my first kiss was to Great White's ‘Once Bitten Twice Shy,’ so there you go."
This production features Constantine Maroulis (Broadway: The Wedding Singer; Off-Broadway Jaques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris; Television: “American Idol” Season 4), Kelli Barrett, Nova Bergeron (Nat’l tour: Wicked, Sweet Charity, Fosse, Evita), Adam Dannheisser (B’way: The Coast of Utopia, Twelfth Night, The Tempest), Mitchell Jarvis (B’way: Fiddler on the Roof), Michele Mais (B’way: Roza, Zoot Suit), Lauren Molina (B’way: Sweeney Todd), Brian Munn (B’way: Wicked), Angel Reed, Paul Schoeffler (B’way: Sweet Charity, Nine, Peter Pan), Wesley Taylor, Savannah Wise (B’way: Les Miserables), Will Swenson (The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Hair; B’way: Lestat, Brooklyn), Jackie Burns, Lara Janine, Tad Wilson and Jeremy Woodard.
ROCK OF AGES plays as follows: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at 8:00 PM, Friday at 7:00 & 10:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM. Tickets range from $46.50 - $80.50. Tickets may be purchased through www.telecharge.com or by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200, or at the New World Stages Box Office. For group rates and tickets, please call (800) 251-2979. New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street between Eighth & Ninth Avenues.
For more information, check out www.RockOfAgesMusical.com
Photo by Peter James Zielinski