Photo Coverage: ROCK OF AGES Celebrates NYC Return!
ROCK OF AGES is back in New York stage this summer in a special 10th Anniversary Production at New World Stages! The return production of the musical just had its 10th anniversary celebration last night, June 24, for a 16-week limited engagement through Sunday, October 6, 2019.
ROCK OF AGES opened on Broadway on April 7, 2009, for a monumental six-year run of 2,350 performances, carving the musical a spot in the Broadway history books as one of the Top 30 Longest-running Shows of All Time. In honor of the show's landmark anniversary, this production will reunite Rock of Ages' award-winning Broadway creative team - Chris D'Arienzo's hilarious original story will be mounted at New World Stages by Tony-nominated director Kristin Hanggi (Once Upon A One More Time) and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Kelly Devine (Come From Away), in participation with the musical's original Broadway design team.
The cast includes: CJ Eldred (Desperate Measures) as Drew and Kirsten Scott (Jersey Boys) as Sherrie, with original Broadway cast member Mitchell Jarvis (Gettin' the Band Back Together) and Katie Webber (Wicked) reprising their roles of Lonny and Waitress #1, respectively. Additional cast members include PJ Griffith (American Idiot) as Stacee Jaxx, Matt Ban (Spamalot National Tour) as Dennis, Dane Biren ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel") as Franz,Rock of Ages Las Vegas alum Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde) as Regina, Tom Galantich (Mamma Mia!) as Hertz, and Jeannette Bayardelle (The Color Purple) as Justice/Mother. Rounding out the ensemble are Rock of Ages Las Vegas alumni Ashley En-Fu Matthews and Leah Reed, Michael Mahany(Spring Awakening), Mekhai Lee (The Color Purple National Tour), Kevin Michael Raponey (A Chorus Line National Tour), Justin Colombo (Kinky Boots), and Autumn Guzzardi (9 to 5).
Photo Credit: Monroe George
Kevin Michael Raponey
Ashley E. Matthew, Leah Read, Katie Wbber