Photo Coverage: Robert De Niro Attends WE WILL ROCK YOU Meet & Greet
Queen Theatrical Productions, Tribeca Theatrical Productions, Phil Mcintyre Entertainment and NETworks Presentations will launch the first North American tour of Queen and Ben Elton's We Will Rock You. The 'rock theatrical', built around 24 of Queen's biggest hits, will debut its national tour in Baltimore, MD, at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, in October 2013. The cast features Brian Justin Crum as Galileo, Ruby Lewis as Scaramouche, Jacqueline Arnold as Killer Queen, P.J. Griffithas Kashoggi, Ryan Knowles as Pop, Erica Peckas Oz and Jared Zirilli as Britney. The company just met the press, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the meet & greet -- featuring special guest Robert De Niro!
Rounding out the ensemble are Danny Balkwill, Samantha Berman, Bentley Black, Jessica Crouch, Saccha Dennis,Sam DiGiuseppe, Suzanna Dupree, Daniel Greenberg,Stephen Hernandez, Nathan Keen, William Joseph Lewis,Brooke Morrison, Jennifer Mote, Katie Murphy, Jennifer Noble, Fred Odgaard, Patrick Ortiz, Jason Sermonia,Stephanie Sy and Kasey Walker.
The We Will Rock You band includes Rick Hip-Flores (Musical Director/Conductor), Brandon Ethridge (Assistant Conductor/Keyboards), Emily Marshall (Keyboards), Tristan Avakian (Guitar), Bob Wegner (Guitar), Mike Cohen(Bass), David Stevens (Percussion) and Danny Young (Drums).
This hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking phenomenon is created by celebrated British comedian and writer Ben Elton (TV's "MR. Bean" and "The Young Ones"), and boasts a fantastic score of Queen's biggest songs including "Another One Bites The Dust", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "We Are The Champions," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and, of course, "We Will Rock You."
The show is in its 12th year at The Dominion in London's West End, one of London Theatreland's biggest theatres, making it the venue's longest-running production ever. We Will Rock You is now officially the 9th longest running show in the West End and was crowned the UK's favorite show at the 2011 Olivier Awards, the UK equivalent of the Tony Awards, in a category voted entirely by members of the public. Outside of the UK, the show has now been seen in local productions in 17 countries, playing to an audience of over 15 million people.
We Will Rock You has tour dates booked in Baltimore, MD, Chicago, IL, Pittsburgh, PA, Boston, MA, Nashville, TN, Minneapolis, MN, Thunder Bay, ON, Schenectady, NY, Raleigh, NC, Miami, FL, Fort Meyers, FL, Philadelphia, PA, Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, St. Louis, MO, Detroit, MI, Providence, RI, Morgantown, WV, New Haven, CT, Toronto, ON, Tampa, FL, Charlotte, NC, Des Moines, IA, Kansas City, MO, Seattle, WA and Los Angeles, CA.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride
Erika Peck and Jared Zirilli