Rock of Ages to Launch National Tour in Chicago This Fall
The musical focuses on a young rocker hungry for his big break and a small town girl who meet in 1987 at a legendary Hollywood club facing its imminent demise. The score includes the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. The musical's book is written by Chris D'Arenzio. Kristin Hanggi has directed the production, which features choreography by Kelly Devine.
The creative team includes Beowulf Boritt (set), Gregory Gale (costumes), Jason Lyons (lighting), Peter Hylenski (sound), Zachary Borovay (projections). Ethan Popp provided music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations, with original arrangements by David Gibbs.
Broadway in Chicago's 2010-2011 season will also include Fuerza Bruta: Look Up (performances begin May 21), Burn the Floor (February 1-13), Stomp (April 27 - May 2), Avenue Q (May 4-9), Cirque Dreams' Illumination (June 2-6), Jackie Mason - No Holds Barred (June 18-20), The Lion King (September 29 - November 7), the French-Canadian circus piece Traces (performances begin October 26), Yazmina Reza's God of Carnage (November 30 - December 12), and 9 to 5: The Musical (January 18-31). As previously announced, the musical Wicked will also return to Chicago this winter, running December 1 - January 23.