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Mercury Theater Chicago Announces 2023 Season; ROCK OF AGES, BIG RIVER, and More! Photo Mercury Theater Chicago Announces 2023 Season; ROCK OF AGES, BIG RIVER, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2022

The 2023 Mercury Theater Chicago season has been announced, opening with Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, written by Lanie Robertson and starring Alexis J. Roston as Billie Holiday, to be performed in the Venus Cabaret Theater.

Rock All Night Long With ROCK OF AGES At Barnstable Comedy Club Photo Rock All Night Long With ROCK OF AGES At Barnstable Comedy Club
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 30, 2022

'Yes, my babies. Welcome to the Sunset Strip!' The opening line from ROCK OF AGES sets the tone for this 80's self-proclaimed 'Kick-Ass Musical'.

VIDEO: See the Cast of ROCK OF AGES at Paramount Theatre Perform 'I Wanna Rock' Photo VIDEO: See the Cast of ROCK OF AGES at Paramount Theatre Perform 'I Wanna Rock'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Rock of Ages is taking Paramount Theatre audiences back into the iconic music era of the '80s, where rock 'n' roll dreamers turn their fantasies into reality. A Hollywood love story told through the mind-blowing hits of top '80s rock bands like Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Poison and more, Rock of Ages is a show that will have all ages singing 'Here I Go Again' all the way home.

ROCK OF AGES UK and Ireland Tour Announces New Cast and Dates Photo ROCK OF AGES UK and Ireland Tour Announces New Cast and Dates
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2022

Full casting and new dates have been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Rock of Ages, including the return of Coronation Street star KEVIN KENNEDY as 'Dennis Dupree', a role he previously played to huge acclaim in 2018.

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at John W. Engeman Theatre Photo BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at John W. Engeman Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Feb 18, 2022

The John W. Engeman Theatre certainly has another hit with their current offering of Rock Of Ages. Running through March 13th at the exquisite Northport venue, this Tony nominee celebrates all things 80’s with some of music’s greatest songs making up the score. Created by Chris D’Arienzo, there are several story lines woven throughout this raucous musical directed by Igor Goldin.

Matt Terry To Star As 'Stacee Jaxx' In ROCK OF AGES Photo Matt Terry To Star As 'Stacee Jaxx' In ROCK OF AGES
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 3, 2021

The producers of the smash-hit musical ROCK OF AGES are have announced that musical theatre star and X Factor Champion Matt Terry will star as 'Stacee Jaxx' from Tuesday 25 January at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking until Saturday 9 July at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend. www.rockofagesmusical.co.uk.

BWW Review: Theatre Under the Stars' ROCK OF AGES Blows the Roof Off of The Hobby Cen Photo BWW Review: Theatre Under the Stars' ROCK OF AGES Blows the Roof Off of The Hobby Center
by Armando Urdiales - Oct 11, 2021

Theatre Under The Stars bursts with Rock n Roll energy as they reopen at the Hobby Center after a 19-month intermission with Rock of Ages. On October 7th, Chris D'Arienzo's rock party opened to great applause as a nostalgic night out greeted Houstonians becoming a much-needed break from the turbulent world. As one walks into the Hobby Center, one can feel a sense of normalcy of a pre-pandemic life as patrons can feel the buzzing of excitement they are about to witness.

Photos: First Look at ROCK OF AGES at Theatre Aspen Photo Photos: First Look at ROCK OF AGES at Theatre Aspen
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2021

Theatre Aspen's¬†2021 season continues with the Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages (July 30¬† ‚Äď August 21) by Chris D'Arienzo, directed by Tony nominee Hunter Foster, in his¬† fourth consecutive summer at Theatre Aspen and choreographed by Abbey O‚ÄôBrien (Waitress; Jagged Little Pill), who returns after stints as director and choreographer of¬† the 2019 Theatre Aspen Holiday and Summer 2020 Cabaret Series.

Kevin Clifton To Return As Stacee Jaxx In ROCK OF AGES UK Tour Photo Kevin Clifton To Return As Stacee Jaxx In ROCK OF AGES UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2021

Kevin Clifton thrilled audiences as Stacee Jaxx on the 2018/2019 'Rock of Ages' UK tour and he is reprising the role in 2021. Kevin is best known known for being a professional dancer on BBC1's 'Strictly Come Dancing'. In seven years on the show Kevin reached the final, a record five times, winning four glitter balls including the main show Glitterball trophy in 2018 with Stacey Dooley before leaving in 2019. Since then, Kevin has gone on to appear in many other theatre productions including, 'The Wedding Singer' and 'Singin' in the Rain'.

Darren Criss to Headline Theatre Aspen Summer Gala; Full 2021 Season Announced Photo Darren Criss to Headline Theatre Aspen Summer Gala; Full 2021 Season Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021

The 2021¬†Theatre Aspen¬†summer season lineup has been announced. The 38th¬†season, running from June 30 ‚Äď August 31, will include two musicals,¬†Chicago¬†and¬†Rock of Ages, the return of the organization‚Äôs developmental one-person show festival,¬†Solo Flights, and multiple special events, as well as three Theatre Aspen Education productions.

Chris D'Arienzo Videos

VIDEO: See the Cast of ROCK OF AGES at Paramount Theatre Perform 'I Wanna Rock' Videoplay
VIDEO: See the Cast of ROCK OF AGES at Paramount Theatre Perform 'I Wanna Rock'

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Rock of Ages is taking Paramount Theatre audiences back into the iconic music era of the '80s, where rock 'n' roll dreamers turn their fantasies into reality. A Hollywood love story told through the mind-blowing hits of top '80s rock bands like Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Poison and more, Rock of Ages is a show that will have all ages singing 'Here I Go Again' all the way home.

BWW TV: The Cast of ROCK OF AGES Perform 'Here I Go Again' Videoplay
BWW TV: The Cast of ROCK OF AGES Perform 'Here I Go Again'

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2020

Check out the cast and band of Off-Broadway's Rock of Ages performing a virtual rendition of the Whitesnake hair metal classic, 'Here I Go Again.'

BWW TV: Watch Highlight's from ROCK OF AGES' Off-Broadway Return Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlight's from ROCK OF AGES' Off-Broadway Return

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 22, 2019

The 10th Anniversary Production of ROCK OF AGES is now playing a limited return engagement in New York City at New World Stages (340 W 50th St) through Sunday, October 6, 2019. Check out highlights of the cast in action below!

BWW TV: It's Back! Rock Out with a Sneak Peek of the Return of ROCK OF AGES Videoplay
BWW TV: It's Back! Rock Out with a Sneak Peek of the Return of ROCK OF AGES

by TV - Press Previews - Jun 14, 2019

ROCK OF AGES is returning to the New York stage this summer in a special 10th Anniversary Production at New World Stages! The return production of the musical begins performances on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, for a 16-week limited engagement through Sunday, September 29, 2019.

Lena Hall, Richard Kind, and Jason Schwartzman Lead KING OF COMEDY Musical Reading Videoplay
Lena Hall, Richard Kind, and Jason Schwartzman Lead KING OF COMEDY Musical Reading

by Alan Henry - Apr 24, 2018

Lena Hall has shared on Twitter that she appeared in a reading of a musical version of the Martin Scorsese film THE KING OF COMEDY at Ars Nova this past weekend.

STAGE TUBE: Director Adam Shankman On the Cast of ROCK OF AGES
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2012

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Director Adam Shankman discussed what it took to transform the Broadway musical Rock of Ages into a full-length feature film. Check out the interview below!

STAGE TUBE: Catherine Zeta-Jones Chats ROCK OF AGES on 'Today'
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2012

Catherine Zeta-Jones appeared on this morning's 'Today' show to promote her new movie ROCK OF AGES, a big screen adaptation of the long-running Broadway show. The actress told 'Today' anchor Matt Lauer that she 'loves any chance to sing and dance!' Check out the interview below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch New ROCK OF AGES Film Clip Featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones!
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2012

Directed by Adam Shankman ('Hairspray'), New Line Cinema's adaptation of the smash hit Broadway musical ROCK OF AGES hits theaters June 15th. Check out a just-released film clip from Catherine Zeta-Jones below!

STAGE TUBE: First Listen - ROCK OF AGES Movie Soundtrack!
by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2012

Directed by Adam Shankman ('Hairspray'), New Line Cinema's adaptation of the smash hit Broadway musical ROCK OF AGES hits theaters June 15th. Get a first listen to the soundtrack from the upcoming film below!

STAGE TUBE: Mary J. Blige Sings 'Any Way You Want It' in ROCK OF AGES Movie!
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2012

ROCK OF AGES will open in theaters on June 15, 2012. The film stars Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx, along with Diego Boneta as 'Drew,' Julianne Hough as 'Sherrie,' Russell Brand as 'Lonny,' Alec Baldwin as 'Dennis,' Mary J. Blige as 'Justice,' Brian Cranston as the Mayor, Malin Ackerman as 'Constance Sack,' Paul Giamatti as 'Paul Gill,' and Catherine Zeta-Jones as the 'Mayor's Wife.' Check out a clip of Mary J. Blige singing 'Any Way You Want It' for the film below!


Chris D'Arienzo Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Chris D'Arienzo written?
Chris D'Arienzo has written 1 shows including Rock of Ages (Bookwriter).