Broadway's Rocktopia Previews Show for the Press
Power chords meet Puccini in this unique event beginning performances March 20.
The live concert Rocktopia previewed its upcoming Broadway debut for the press today ahead of performances set to begin March 20 for limited six-week engagement through April 29 at Broadway Theatre. Check out images from the open rehearsal in the gallery below.
Developed over eight years, Rocktopia is "inspired by the idea that if Beethoven or Mozart were alive today, they would be modern-day rock stars." Created by recording artist Rob Evan (Jekyll & Hyde) and maestro Randall Craig Fleischer, the show features works by Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Journey, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Pink Floyd, Heart, Rachmaninoff, Foreigner, Copland, the Who, and more. It is backed by a five-piece rock band, a 20-piece orchestra, and a 40-member choir.
Featured in the concert will be cocreator Evan, as well as Chloe Lowery, Tony Vincent, Kimberly Nichole, and Alyson Cambridge. Musicians include violinist Máiréad Nesbitt, pianist Henry Aronson, bass player Mat Fieldes, and drummer Alex Alexander.