Rocker Kip Winger To Play Encore At ROCK OF AGES, August 1
Grammy Award nominee and 80s rock legend and performer Kip Winger will take the stage for a special one-night-only encore performance at ROCK OF AGES on Thursday, August 1 at 8 PM. Show tickets are available at telecharge.com/rockofages.
Best known as frontman and bassist of the rock band Winger - whose hits such as "Miles Away," "Seventeen," and "Headed for a Heartbreak" led the group to chart six Top-50 radio singles in the 80s and 90s, and sold millions of albums - Kip Winger has led a versatile and accomplished career throughout multiple genres. His early days as a performer included touring as a bass player with rock legend Alice Cooper, performing and recording with Alan Parsons (as the lead singer for Alan Parsons' Live Project), Roger Daltry, and Bob Dylan. In 2016, Kip released the classical Grammy nominated album Winger: Conversations with Nijinsky with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, and his classical works have been commissioned and performed by the Colorado Symphony, Nashville Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra in Greece. This summer, he released a concept album for his new rock opera thriller Get Jack. More information can be found at www.kipwinger.com.
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 run through Sunday, October 6, 2019.
The music that ignited a generation soars to new heights in the critically-acclaimed and audience-adored hit musical ROCK OF AGES. "Even doubters will be wiping tears from their Wayfarers" as the show's uproarious, tongue-in-cheek original love story erupts into an exhilarating musical experience that delivers "the kind of operatic ecstasy you read about only in bathroom stalls" (Entertainment Weekly). An "absurdly enjoyable" musical that's "as guilty as pleasures get," (New York Times) ROCK OF AGES is set to the greatest rock anthems and power ballads of the 80s, like you've never heard them before. Featuring such hits as "Wanted Dead or Alive," "I Wanna Know What Love Is", "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "Here I Go Again", "Don't Stop Believin'" and many more, theatergoers are invited to raise their lighters, crack open the wine coolers, and bask in "the kind of craft that makes escapism all the more satisfying." (Variety)
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 Line National Tour), Justin Colombo (Kinky Boots), and Autumn Guzzardi (9 to 5).
Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased via Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200 (outside NY metro area: 800-432-7250) or in person at the New World Stages Box Office. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply. The performance schedule is Monday at 8 PM, Wednesday at 8 PM, Thursday at 8 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM & 7:30 PM. A limited number of $30 general rush tickets will be available each performance date, 2-hours before that day's performance(s) at the New World Stages Box Office (340 W. 50th Street). Rush ticket purchases are limited to two per person and are cash only.