Rocktopia Prepares to Rock Broadway on Opening Night
Train front man Pat Monahan launches the show as its inaugural guest artist.
Rocktopia celebrates its official opening tonight at the Broadway Theatre, where it will be fusing the musical stylings of artists from Mozart to Journey for a six-week Broadway sitdown.
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.
Featured vocalists include Rob Evan, Chloe Lowery, Tony Vincent, Kimberly Nichole, Alyson Cambridge, and Train front man Pat Monahan, who performs with the show through April 8. They're joined by Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt and guitarist Tony Bruno, backed by a five-piece rock band, a 20-piece orchestra, and a 40-member choir.