Cheap Trick's Robin Zander to Make Broadway Debut in Rocktopia
The rock star will be special guest vocalist in the final week of the show's limited engagement.
The producers of Rocktopia, which began performances last night, has announced that Cheap Trick lead singer Robin Zander will make his Broadway debut as the special guest vocalist for the show in the final week, April 23-29, of its limited engagement at the Broadway Theatre. Cheap Trick is known for hits like "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender," and "Dream Police."
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. Train lead singer Pat Monahan will be the featured guest vocalist through April 8. Musicians include violinist Máiréad Nesbitt, pianist Henry Aronson, bass player Mat Fieldes, and drummer Alex Alexander.