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Rock of Ages to Move to Broadway, Ply Audiences With Booze and Constantine Maroulis

Susan Mikula's sic transit 05 (2008).

We meant to tell you about this earlier, but we got a little distracted by the snow. (So pretty!) Anyway, some actual good theater news — by good, we mean not pertaining to a closing — from Variety: "Rock of Ages, the Off Broadway tuner that draws its score from a variety of 1980s rock hits, will jump to Broadway in the spring with a reduced pricing plan and in-seat cocktail." Woo! In-seat cocktails! The show — which features music from Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Journey, and other such bands — is scheduled to open April 7 at the Brooks Atkinson Theater, and producers expect the cast, including Idol alum Constantine Maroulis, to stay pretty much intact. (Woo! In-seat cocktails!) The production is moving into the soon-to-be-former home of Grease, and we have our fingers crossed that this rock musical can save New York theater from the Broadwaypocalypse. Don't stop believing!

'Rock of Ages' locks Broadway run [Variety]
Rock of Ages to Arrive at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre in March [Playbill]

Photo: Joan Marcus