The ‘Rock of Ages’ is a jukebox musical inspired by Chris D’Arienzo’s book. It was built surrounding the classic rock hits out of the 1980s, songs are tied from the most admired glam metal bands of the decade.
Under the direction of Kristin Hanggi and choreographed by Kelly Devine with complete music supervision, arrangements and classic rock orchestration by David Gibbs and Ethan Popp, the musical production features extremely good and undying hits from Journey, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Styx, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Europe and Steve Perry.
As the show unveils its rock and roll entertainment, the performers would consecutively break the ‘fourth wall’, which addresses the audiences and would make them see the performers as real actors in a musical.
The musical show has been recognized as the 29th longest-running revue in Broadway on October 2014. From the show’s first Broadway appearance back in the year 2009, it has generated a parody production across countries, including Australia, Japan and United Kingdom.
Prior to their journey on-Broadway, the musical production ‘Rock of Ages’ once opened Off-Broadway on October 16, 2008 at the New World Stages, where it ran until January 4, 2009. The show then moved at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on March 17, 2009. It had reached various theaters around the globe, including the Shaftesbury Theater, Garrick Theater and Palace Theater. Their current residency is at the New Theater situated in Wimbledon, London.
The songs played in the musical are songs inspired by the 80’s rock and is uniquely styled by Arsenal (the house band) appearing at the backstage during the show, which happens to be way different from a traditional set-up.
Like most of the musical shows on-Broadway, Rock of Ages also features two-acts musical numbers with variation of songs, including the Just Like the Paradise/Nothin’ but a Good Time, Sister Christian, The Final Countdown, Any Way You Want, High Enough, Beaver Hunt and more.