Constantine Maroulis Stars in 'Rock of Ages'

September 23, 2010 4:26:02 AM PDT
The newest Broadway musical hit 'Rock of Ages' launches its first national tour in Chicago.

(NEWS RELEASE) Tony Award Nominee and American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis, reprises his acclaimed performance as Drew. "Rock of Ages" takes place in 1987 on the Sunset Strip where a small town girl meets a big city rocker at LA's most famous rock club. From there, the pair falls in love to the greatest songs of the 1980s. "Rock of Ages" will be at The Bank of America Theatre from September 21, 2010 - October 3, 2010.

MEET CONSTANTINE MAROULIS from ROCK OF AGES

On September 23 at 12:30pm.

Performance and Signing for "Rock of Ages- Original Broadway Cast Recording"

Borders Books and Music, 150 N State St., Chicago IL

312-606-0750

- CAST MEMBERS-

CONSTANTINE MAROULIS (Drew) earned a Tony Award® nomination, Drama League Award nomination, Broadway.com's Broadway Star of the Year 2009 Award for his performance in Rock of Ages. Broadway: The Wedding Singer. National tour: Rent (Roger). Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages, Jacques Brel. Regional: Williamstown. TV: "American Idol," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Tonight Show," "Conan O'Brien," "Ellen," "Regis & Kelly," "The View," "The Soup" and contributed/hosted many "Idol"-related programs for FOX. Sold-out tours include Idols Live and his new solo endeavor A Night at the Rock Show, a celebration of the Rock Songbook. Various CDs available at constantinemaroulis.com. Training: Boston Conservatory.

LINDSAY JANISSE (Young Groupie) Broadway and Los Angeles: Wicked.

LAURALYNN McCLELLAND (Constance, Ensemble) Broadway: West Side Story, Grease.

ANGELA BRYDON (Waitress #1, Ensemble) is thrilled to be part of Rock of Ages! Born and raised in Kearny, N.J. started dancing at the tender age of 5 years old. Booked my first professional job at 13. The ABC Movie Bye Bye Birdie (sad face girl), duet with Jason Alexander. A proud scholarship recipient of The Broadway Theatre Project, artistic director Ann Reinking. Broadway credits: Footloose and Wicked. Off Broadway: Fame on 42nd Street. Regional credits include: All Shook Up (Marriott Theatre), Nights on Broadway (Caesars' Atlantic City), Finian's Rainbow (Coconut Grove Playhouse), Zorba (North Shore Music Theatre), Golden Boy (Long Wharf Theatre). Had the pleasure of working with many talented people such as Bernadette Peters, Vanessa Williams and Ann Reinking. Television: Tony Awards, MTV video music awards, The View, One life to live and a dream come true Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary celebration at Madison Square Garden. Appeared in various commercials, voice over's and industrials. This Jersey girl has had a wonderful journey and still has a lot of livin to do.

THE SEARCH IS OVER! THE CAST IS READY TO ROCK IN THE FIRST NATIONAL TOUR OF IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

The First National Tour launches in Chicago, Illinois in September 21

CHICAGO (August 16, 2010) Broadway In Chicago and the producers of the five-time Tony Award nominated smash-hit musical ROCK OF AGES have announced the cast that will rock the nation in the 60-city, first national tour kicking off at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago on September 21, 2010. Tickets for this exclusive two week engagement are currently on sale.

Coming to you direct from Broadway is previously announced Tony Award® Nominee and "American Idol" finalist, Constantine Maroulis, who will reprise his acclaimed performance as Drew. Maroulis made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award® Nominated 2007 production of The Wedding Singer and co-starred in Off Broadway's critically acclaimed production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.

Other principals joining the party include MiG Ayesa as Stacee Jaxx (Broadway: Burn The Floor; International: We Will Rock You; PBS's Handel's Messiah Rocks; CBS-TV's Rockstar INXS), Nick Cordero as Dennis (Off-Broadway: Toxic Avenger), Rebecca Faulkenberry as Sherrie (High School Musical 1 (original cast); High School Musical 2 (original London cast), Patrick Lewallen as Lonny (National Tour: Jesus Christ Superstar), Teresa Stanley as Justice (Broadway: Purlie, Dreamgirls),

Casey Tuma as Regina (Broadway/National Tour: Annie - 20th Anniversary), Bret Tuomi as Hertz (Regional: A Christmas Carol) and Travis Walker as Franz (Jeff Award-Winning production of Chess with Theo Ubique Cabaret). Rounding out the cast is Angela Brydon (Broadway: Wicked), Joey Calveri (Tours: Saturday Night Fever, Grease,) Daniel Luis Domenech (National Tour: Rent), Lindsay Janisse (Broadway: Wicked), Sean Jenness (Tour: 25th Anniversary of HAIR), Holly Laurent (National tours: The Wedding Singer and Hairspray), Lauralynn McClelland (Broadway: West Side Story), Rashad Naylor (Broadway: Hairspray), Josh Sassanella (Las Vegas: Mamma Mia!) and Erika Shannon (National Tour: West Side Story).

The music that ignited a generation is heating up Broadway in the smash hit, ROCK OF AGES. The classic rock love story of the decade erupts into Broadway's best party, all to the sounds of such feel-good, sing-out-loud songs as Every Rose Has Its Thorn, I Wanna Know What Love Is, Here I Go Again, Don't Stop Believin' and more. This hilarious five-time Tony Award® nominated musical is nothin' but a good time.

As on Broadway, the touring production will be 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 Music Supervision, Arrangements & Orchestrations are by Ethan Popp (Tarzan; Europe: We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia) and the original arrangements are by David Gibbs (Counting Crows, Film: That Thing You Do).

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

A New Line Cinema film of ROCK OF AGES will be directed by Adam Shankman (Hairspray), distributed by Warner Bros. is scheduled to be released in 2011.

Individual tickets to ROCK OF AGES are $18 - $85 and are currently on sale. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St. and 18 W. Monroe St.); the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000; all Ticketmaster retail locations (including Hot Tix and select Carson Pirie Scott, Coconuts and fye stores); and online at BroadwayInChicago.com. Groups of 15 or more should call (312) 977-1710. ROCK OF AGES is part of the Broadway In Chicago 2010/2011 Season Series. For more information on ROCK OF AGES, visit rockofagesmuscial.com or BroadwayInChicago.com

$25 RUSH SEATS AVAILABLE FOR EVERY PERFORMANCE

CHICAGO (September 20, 2010) -- The launch of the First National Tour of ROCK OF AGES is just days away! Chicago is ready to rock as performances of the five time Tony Award® nominated smash-hit musical begin this Tuesday, September 21 at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W. Monroe). In addition, the producers, along with Broadway In Chicago, are excited to announce that $25 rush seats will be available for every performance.

At least 25 rush seats will be available for only $25, cash or credit, for each performance. Rush seats are available beginning at 10:00 a.m. the day of each performance at the Bank of America Theatre box office (18 W. Monroe). Additional seats, subject to availability at select performances, may be made available. There is a limit of two tickets per patron.

Individual tickets to ROCK OF AGES are $18 - $85 and are on sale now. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St. and 18 W. Monroe St.); the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000; all Ticketmaster retail locations (including Hot Tix and select Carson Pirie Scott, Coconuts and fye stores); and online at BroadwayInChicago.com. Groups of 15 or more should call (312) 977-1710.

ROCK OF AGES is part of the Broadway In Chicago 2010/2011 Season Series.

For more information on ROCK OF AGES, visit rockofagesmuscial.com or BroadwayInChicago.com


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