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James Carpinello, Constantine Maroulis, Amy Spanger to Headline Broadway Rock of Ages

Constantine Maroulis
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Constantine Maroulis
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

Full casting has been announced for the Broadway production of Rock of Ages, to begin performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre March 17, with an opening set for April 7.

Written by Chris D’Arienzo and directed by Kristin Hanggi, 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. It incorporates the music of such classic rock bands as Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, and Whitesnake.

Constantine Maroulis, who starred as Drew Off-Broadway, will reprise his role in the Broadway production, and be joined by James Carpinello as Stacee Jaxx and Amy Spanger as Sherrie. The cast will also include Adam Dannheisser, Mitchell Jarvis, Michele Mais, Lauren Molina, Paul Schoeffler, Wesley Taylor, Ericka Hunter, Jeremy Jordan, Michael Minarik, Angel Reed, Bahiyah Sayyed-Gaines, Katherine Tokarz, Andre Ward, Savannah Wise, Tad Wilson, and Jeremy Woodard.

The on-stage band, ARSENAL, will include music director/ keyboardist Henry Aronson, lead guitarist Joel Hoekstra, drummer Jon Weber, bassist Winston Roye, and guitar player David Gibbs, who also wrote the original arrangements.

The creative team will include Kelly Devine (choreographer), Beowulf Boritt (set), Gregory Gale (costumes), Jason Lyons (lighting), Peter Hylenski (sound), and Zachary Borovay (projections), and Ethan Popp (music supervision, arrangements & orchestrations).

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