Original Cast Member Mitchell Jarvis to Return to Broadway's ROCK OF AGES
Mitchell Jarvis, who originated the role of mullet-rocking nunchuck-wielding narrator "Lonny Barnett" in the smash-hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages, returns to the show this fall in the role of wild aging rock idol "Stacee Jaxx," beginning Monday, September 15. The five-time Tony Award-nominated musical Rock of Ages - which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary on Broadway and its spot in the Top 30 Longest-Running Broadway Shows in History - continues to offer Broadway's Best Party eight times a week at the Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 West 44th Street.
An original Broadway and Off-Broadway cast member, Jarvis was described by critics upon the show's opening as "a comic genius" (Spin) whose "hilarious, pop-eyed performance is among the show's zaniest and most original delights" (New York Times). First seen on Broadway in the Tony-nominated 2004 revival of Fiddler on the Roof, he recently starred in Signature Theatre's Threepenny Opera (Arlington, VA), The Rocky Horror Show at Studio Theatre (Washington, DC), The Toxic Avenger at the Alley Theatre (Houston, TX), and "It Could Be Worse" - a comedic web series he co-penned with fellow Rock of Ages original cast member Wesley Taylor - which was picked up by Hulu this summer for its second season.
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.
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 transferring to The Helen Hayes Theatre on March 24, 2011. Now in its sixth year on Broadway, Rock of Ages has been seen on Broadway by over 1.4 million people, grossed over $120 million, broken the Box Office Record at the Helen Hayes Theatre ten times, and continues to sell out performances week after week.
ROCK OF AGES currently stars a "Supergroup" of performers including Tony Award-nominated original star Constantine Maroulis as "Drew", Original Las Vegas cast member Carrie St. Louis as "Sherrie," Joey Calveri as "Stacee Jaxx," Genson Blimline as "Lonny," Adam Dannheisser (Original Broadway cast member) as "Dennis," Cody Scott Lancaster as "Franz," Josephine Rose Roberts as "Regina," Paul Schoeffler (Original Broadway cast member) as "Hertz," and Teresa Stanley as "Justice." Rounding out the cast are Cristy Candler, Alyssa Herrera, Tony LePage, Michael Minarik (Original Broadway cast member), Rebecca Riker, Josh Sassanella, Andre Ward (Original Broadway cast member) and Katie Webber.
In addition to being a bona fide Broadway hit musical, Rock of Ages is currently rocking the Las Vegas Strip at The Venetian Resort; the open seas on Norwegian's newest cruise ship The Breakaway; and the open road on its third U.S. National Tour and first U.K. National Tour. The show was also a runaway success in Toronto, Australia, and London's West End, and has licensed productions in several additional countries, including Sweden, Korea and Japan. In 2012, Rock of Ages hit the silver screen in 2012 as a major motion picture starring Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
ROCK OF AGES is produced on Broadway and worldwide by Matthew Weaver, Michael Cohl and Jonathan Linden/S2BN Entertainment, in association with Carl Levin, Jeff Davis, Barry Habib, Scott Prisand, Reagan Silber, Relativity Media, Janet Billig Rich and Hillary Weaver.
Tickets for Rock of Ages at The Helen Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) can be purchased via Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200 (outside the NY metro area: 800-432-7250) or in person at the Helen Hayes Box Office. Student Rush tickets are $37, and can be purchased when the box office opens the day of the performance. Student Rush tickets are cash only, and subject to availability. Only two tickets per student ID.
The performance schedule is Monday at 8pm, Tuesday at 7pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm & 7:30pm.