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CC Sabathia to Make Stage Debut in ROCK OF AGES for 'Yankees Night'

CC Sabathia to Make Stage Debut in ROCK OF AGES for 'Yankees Night'

ROCK OF AGES will host special "Yankees Night" at New World Stages on Wednesday, July 31 at 8PM, to benefit the Carlos Beltran Foundation.

Six-time All-Star CC Sabathia will make his stage debut in a one-night-only cameo in the musical's 10th Anniversary production, followed by a special curtain call dedication by current and former Yankee players.

Tickets to the performance-only are $109 (mezzanine level) and $179 (orchestra level). Select VIP Ticket Packages are also available, which include prime seating at the show and access to an exclusive post-show reception with Yankees players and Rock of Ages cast members. All tickets are available at www.rockofagesmusical.com.

A champion of youth sports and education, nine-time All-Star and former Yankee Carlos Beltran set up his non-profit organization The Carlos Beltran Foundation to support community organizations that provide quality education and sports programs for underserved youth.

Through years of hard work and generous contributions, Beltran and his wife Jessica were able to open The Carlos Beltran Academy in Puerto Rico, which provides a dynamic learning experience where young people can develop and enhance their athletic gifts and strive for academic excellence in preparation for leading responsible and productive lives as compassionate global citizens, and to empower youth to achieve their dreams through sports and education.

The 10th Anniversary Production of Rock of Ages is now playing for a limited engagement at New World Stages (340 W 50th St). Nominated for five Tony Awards during its record-breaking Broadway run, this anniversary engagement of the musical plays a 16-week runthrough 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 reunites Rock of Ages' award-winning Broadway creative team - Chris D'Arienzo's hilarious original story is mounted at New World Stages by Tony-nominated director Kristin Hanggi (Clueless) and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Kelly Devine (Come From Away), in participation with the musical's original Broadway design team: scenic design by Beowulf Boritt (Come From Away), costume design by Gregory Gale (The Wedding Singer), lighting design by Jason Lyons (Bring It On: The Musical), sound design is by Peter Hylenski(Frozen), and projection design is by Zachary Borovay (In The Heights). KGM Theatrical serves as General Manager, with casting by Stewart/Whitley.

The 10th Anniversary 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. PJ Griffith (American Idiot) stars as Stacee Jaxx, Matt Ban (Rock of Ages National Tour) as Dennis, Dane Biren("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel") as Franz, 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 E. Matthews and Leah Reed, Michael Mahany (Spring Awakening), Mekhai Lee (The Color Purple National Tour), Kevin Michael Raponey (A Chorus LineNational Tour), Justin Colombo (Kinky Boots), and Autumn Guzzardi (9 to 5).



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