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Rocktopia 2018

Run Time:
Two hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 4+
Opened: March 20, 2018
Closing: April 29, 2018

Rocktopia - 2018 - Broadway History , Info & More

Broadway Theatre (Broadway)
1681 Broadway New York, NY

ROCKTOPIA is a musical revolution that celebrates the fusion of the best rock songs of the past century with some of the greatest classical music ever written. ROCKTOPIA showcases the works of musical innovators including Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Journey, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Pink Floyd, Heart, Rachmaninoff, Foreigner, Copland, The Who and more.


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Review: Roll Over, Beethoven? At ‘Rocktopia,’ It’s Time to Roll Back
4 / 10

Ultimately, though, the real problem is the set list's utter blandness. Commingling rock and classical music has birthed such wildly diverse artifacts as Emerson, Lake & Palmer's cover of Aaron Copland's 'Fanfare for the Common Man,' the Metallica-San Francisco Symphony collaboration 'S&M' and the popular prog band Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Sadly, no such ear-bending ambition is in evidence in this show's selections. Taken individually, these songs are in the canon for a reason, of course; one after another, their effect is numbing. Judging by the evidence on stage here, if classical music spawned one thing, it is the power ballad.

‘Rocktopia’ Broadway Review: Beethoven’s Not the Only One Rolling Over in This Musical Mashup
4 / 10

The very concept of 'Rocktopia' feels so dated, like a glorified field trip to the local symphony hall for a High Art-meets-Low Art lesson in music appreciation. (The idea of blending rock and Rachmaninoff is not new.)

BWW Review: Classical Standards Play Second Fiddle to Power Anthems in ROCKTOPIA
by Michael Dale - March 29, 2018


As with the Broadway season's earlier pop concert extravaganza, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, this theatre critic readily admits to not exactly being an ideal arts journalist to authoritatively review the touring rock anthem/classical music fusion concert called Rocktopia that has made a stop at the Broadway Theatre. Though my knowledge of the highbrow oeuvre is perhaps slightly higher than a layperson's, my experience with classic rock power ballads rarely extends further than the snippets heard at baseball and hockey games or during the occasional car commercial.

TV: Get Ready to Rock and Go Inside Opening Night of ROCKTOPIA on Broadway!
by TV - Opening Night Special - March 28, 2018


Broadway has turned up the volume! Last night at the Broadway Theatre, Rocktopia officially opened. An explosive musical concert event that fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces,ROCKTOPIA features the works of musical innovators across centuries-including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Heart, Puccini, The Who and more-performed by an elite lineup of vocalists, a five-piece rock band, a thirty-person choir, and a twenty-piece orchestra. Rocktopia celebrates its opening night on Broadway tomorrow,Tuesday, March 27, running six weeks only, through April 29, 2018. 

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of ROCKTOPIA
by Walter McBride - March 28, 2018


Rocktopia opened on Broadway last night, March 27. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet and we're taking you inside as the stars arrived. Check out the photos below!

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Opening Night After Party For ROCKTOPIA
by Walter McBride - March 28, 2018


Rocktopia opened on Broadway last night, March 27. BroadwayWorld attended the big night and we're taking you inside the opening night after party. Check out photos below!

Photo Coverage: ROCKTOPIA Performs Its Opening Night Finale
by Walter McBride - March 28, 2018


Rocktopia opened on Broadway last night, March 27. BroadwayWorld attended the big night and you can check out photos from the show's opening night finale below!

Review Roundup: Did ROCKTOPIA on Broadway Rock the Critics?
by A.A. Cristi - March 27, 2018


ROCKTOPIA officially opens on Broadway tonight! Let's see what the critics had to say...

Twisted Sister's Dee Snider to Guest Star in ROCKTOPIA April 9-15
by Julie Musbach - March 27, 2018


The producers of the Broadway concert ROCKTOPIA are thrilled to announce that rock icon Dee Snider, lead singer of multi-platinum-selling band TWISTED SISTER, will triumphantly return to Broadway as a special guest vocalist in the show for the fourth week of its limited engagement, April 9 - 15, 2018.

Photo Flash: ROCKTOPIA is Ready to Rock Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - March 26, 2018


ROCKTOPIA has released production photos of its six-week limited engagementat The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). See the new images below!

Lead Singer of Cheap Trick Robin Zander to Make Broadway Debut in ROCKTOPIA
by Julie Musbach - March 21, 2018


The producers of the Broadway concert ROCKTOPIA are thrilled to announce that multi-platinum Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ROBIN ZANDER, lead singer of CHEAP TRICK, will make his Broadway debut as a special guest vocalist in the show for the final week of its limited engagement, April 23 - 29, 2018. An explosive concert event that fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces, ROCKTOPIA features the works of musical innovators across centuries-including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Copland, Heart, Puccini, The Who and more-performed by an elite lineup of vocalists, a five-piece rock band, a forty-person choir, and a twenty-piece orchestra. ROCKTOPIA celebrates its opening night at the Broadway Theatre on Tuesday, March 27.

UPDATE: ROCKTOPIA and Actors Equity Reach Tentative Agreement for Choir Contracts
by Nicole Rosky - March 20, 2018


Actors' Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 Actors and Stage Managers, has announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Producers of the Broadway production Rocktopia to ensure the production will use wall-to-wall Equity contracts.

UPDATE: ROCKTOPIA Explains Wage Discrepancy: 'We Are a Touring Concert'
by Nicole Rosky - March 8, 2018


While Rocktopia gets ready to take its first official Broadway bow, its producers are under fire for offering its chorus members unfair wages. An official statement from the Actors' Equity Association reads:

UPDATE: ROCKTOPIA Responds to AEA on Arrangement for Choir's Wages
by Nicole Rosky - March 6, 2018


While Rocktopia gets ready to take its first official Broadway bow, its producers are under fire for offering its chorus members unfair wages. An official statement from the Actors' Equity Association reads:

Up on the Marquee: ROCKTOPIA
by Walter McBride - February 1, 2018


This spring, the international music sensation Rocktopia will rock Broadway for six epic weeks, March 20 - April 29, 2018 at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Set to open on March 27, 2018, Rocktopia is an explosive musical event that fuses the most iconic 20th-Century rock with world-renowned classical compositions. Five world-class vocalists-backed by a full symphony orchestra, an electrifying rock band and a choir-take music itself to electrifying new heights.

TV: Get Ready to Rock and Meet the Musicians of ROCKTOPIA on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - January 17, 2018


This spring, the international music sensation Rocktopia will rock Broadway for six epic weeks, March 20 - April 29, 2018 at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Set to open on March 27, 2018, Rocktopia is an explosive musical event that fuses the most iconic 20th-Century rock with world-renowned classical compositions. Five world-class vocalists-backed by a full symphony orchestra, an electrifying rock band and a choir-take music itself to electrifying new heights.

Photo Coverage: The Cast of Broadway Bound ROCKTOPIA Meets The Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - January 16, 2018


This spring, the international music sensation Rocktopia will rock Broadway for six epic weeks, March 20 April 29, 2018 at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Set to open on March 27, 2018, Rocktopia is an explosive musical event that fuses the most iconic 20th-Century rock with world-renowned classical compositions. Five world-class vocalists backed by a full symphony orchestra, an electrifying rock band and a choir take music itself to electrifying new heights. The anthems of Queen and Journey meet the odes of Beethoven. The power ofZeppelin merges with the poetry of Puccini. The greatness of The Who blends with the grandeur of Strauss. This is the one-of-a-kind sound of ROCKTOPIA. The cast met the press this week. See photos from the rockin' event below!

TV: Let Chloe Lowery Chill You to the Bone in Sneak Peek of ROCKTOPIA on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - January 16, 2018


This spring, the international music sensation ROCKTOPIA will rock Broadway for six epic weeks, March 20 - April 29, 2018 at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway).

Train Lead Singer Pat Monahan to Make Broadway Debut in ROCKTOPIA
by Julie Musbach - January 16, 2018


The producers of the international music sensation ROCKTOPIA are thrilled to announce that the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling lead singer of Train, Pat Monahan, will make his Broadway debut during the first three weeks of the run, March 20 April 8, 2018.

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