Rock of Ages hits National Theatre from July 12-24

Jun 9, 2011
Rock Of Ages

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer - and in L.A.'s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80's. It's ROCK OF AGES, a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. Direct from Broadway, Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis of "American Idol" fame will reprise his acclaimed performance as Drew in this first National Tour, playing the National Theatre beginning July 12 for two weeks only.

About the five-time Tony Award nominated smash-hit musical, Rolling Stone says, "ROCK OF AGES has found a perfect lead in Maroulis." The Toronto Star raves, "Four stars! It don't get better than brings back a time of big hair, big hearts, and big music that you will find impossible to resist. Totally rad!"

ROCK OF AGES is directed by Tony Award Nominee Kristin Hanggi (Bare, Pussycat Dolls on the Sunset Strip) and choreographed by Kelly Devine (Jersey Boys - Associate Choreographer). The book is by Chris D'Arienzo (writer and director of the film Barry Munday), the original arrangements are by David Gibbs (Counting Crows, Film: That Thing You Do), and the music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations are by Ethan Popp (Tarzan; Europe: We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia).

Scenic design is by Beowulf Boritt (Spelling Bee, LoveMusik); costume design by Tony Nominee Gregory Gale (Cyrano, The Wedding Singer); lighting design by Jason Lyons (The Threepenny Opera); sound design by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski (Shrek); and projection design by Zachary Borovay (A Catered Affair).

ROCK OF AGES opened on April 7, 2009, at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre to critical acclaim, following an off Broadway engagement in the fall of 2008. The Broadway production was nominated for five 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and New Line Records released the Original Broadway Cast Recording in July 2009, featuring 28 songs from the show. A New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. film of the musical, directed by Adam Shankman (Hairspray), is scheduled to be released later this year.

An Australian production of ROCK OF AGES opened at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne last month.

ROCK OF AGES is produced by Matthew Weaver, Carl Levin, Jeff Davis, Barry Habib, Scott Prisand, Janet Billig Rich, Hillary Weaver, Relativity Media, and The Araca Group.

Tickets for ROCK OF AGES, starting at $56.50, are on sale now through Telecharge only, at or by calling (800) 447-7400. Tickets will be available at the National Theatre Box Office beginning Monday, June 20. For groups of 10 or more, call (866) 276-2947. For more information, call (202) 628-6161 or visit