Constantine Maroulis and More Join Rocktopia Tour
Maroulis will replace original star Rob Evan.
Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages) and Metropolitan Opera tenor James Valenti will join the national tour of Rocktopia next month.
Maroulis and Valenti will cover the role previously performed by Rob Evan, who is out on vocal rest.
The show's tour will kick off on October 18 at the Bergen County Performing Arts Center in New Jersey. Planned stops also include Tilles Center in New York (October 20), Palace Theater in Pennsylvania (October 24), Akron Civic Theatre in Ohio (October 25), Youngstown Powers Memorial Auditorium in Ohio (October 26), and KeyBank State Theatre at Playhouse Square in Ohio (October 27).
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. The show played on Broadway as part of the 2017-18 season, celebrating its opening night on March 27 at the Broadway Theatre.
Maroulis and Valenti join a cast led by Fleischer, as well as Chloe Lowery, Wé McDonald, Tony Vincent, Alyson Cambridge, Máiréad Nesbit, and Tony Bruno.