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Maroulis to Depart ROCK OF AGES in July; Working on Album

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'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. Maroulis, 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 for three years.

Maroulis is planning on relaeasing an album later this year, which will include all new music. He also recently released covers of '25 or 6 of 4' and 'Unchained Melody'- both of which are available on iTunes.

On the upcoming big screen adaptation of ROCK OF AGES, Maroulis added: "It's going to be awesome. It's a testament to all the work we put in on stage."

To reda the full interview, click here.

Maroulis is currently starring in the national tour of 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 plays the Curran Theatre (445 Geary Street) through April 9 as part of the 2010-2011 Best of Broadway series under the direction of Carole Shorenstein Hays. Tickets on sale now!

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA's most famous rock club they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80s. This is multiple Tony Award nominee ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of JOURNEY, Night Ranger, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more.

Coming directly from Broadway is previously announced Tony Award Nominee and "American Idol" finalist, Constantine Maroulis, who reprises his acclaimed performance as Drew. Maroulis made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award Nominated 2007 production of Wedding Singer and co-starred in Off Broadway's critically acclaimed production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.

Other principals joining the party include MiG Ayesa as Stacee Jaxx, Nick Cordero as Dennis, Rebecca Faulkenberry as Sherrie, Patrick Lewallen as Lonny, Teresa Stanley as Justice, Casey Tuma as Regina, Bret Tuomi as Hertz and Travis Walker as Franz. Rounding out the cast is Angela Brydon, Joey Calveri, Daniel Luis Domenech, Lindsay Janisse, Sean Jenness, Holly Laurent ,Lauralynn McClelland, Rashad Naylor, Josh Sassanella and Erika Shannon.

As on Broadway, the National Company of ROCK OF AGES is directed by Tony Award Nominee Kristin Hanggi (Bare, Pussycat Dolls on the Sunset Strip) and choreographed by Kelly Devine (Jersey Boys - Associate Choreographer). The book is by Chris D'Arienzo (writer and director of the film Barry Munday), the music supervision, arrangements & orchestrations are by Ethan Popp (Tarzan; Europe: We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia) and the original arrangements are by David Gibbs (Counting Crows, Film: That Thing You Do).

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

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