Rock of Ages Opens On Broadway


Rock of Ages, the new hard rock musical starring former American Idol contestant Constantine Maroulis, opens on Broadway. The rockin’ musical featuring classic tunes by a ton of 1980s hair bands like Bon Jovi, Journey, Poison, Asia, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benetar, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake began Off-Broadway, but recently transferred to Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it is set for an open run. The high-energy tuner, which co-stars Amy Spanger and James Carpinello, is about an aspiring musician (played by Constantine) who arrives on L.A.’s Sunset Strip with dreams of making it big as a rocker.

Dolly Parton Talks About Broadway’s 9 To 5 Musical On 60 Minutes

Songwriter Dolly Parton will be talking about her career, her life, and her brand new Broadway musical 9 To 5 on the CBS series 60 Minutes tonight when she is interviewed by Morley Safer. The new Broadway musical 9 To 5 is based on the 1980 film of the same name starring Jane Fonda (now on Broadway in 33 Variations), Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton herself. The musical version stars Allison Janney, Megan Hilty, and Stephanie J. Block, and will open at the Marriott Marquis Theatre on April 30.

Dolly Parton Talks About Broadway’s 9 To 5 On 60 Minutes Tonight


Songwriter Dolly Parton will be talking about her career, her life, and her brand new Broadway musical 9 To 5 on the CBS series 60 Minutes tonight when she is interviewed by Morley Safer. The new Broadway musical 9 To 5 is based on the 1980 film of the same name starring Jane Fonda (now on Broadway in 33 Variations), Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton herself. The musical version stars Allison Janney, Megan Hilty, and Stephanie J. Block, and will open at the Marriott Marquis Theatre on April 30.

Green Day’s American Idiot To Become Musical

The band Green Day are developing their 2004 album “American Idiot” into a stage musical. The show, which will include all of that CD’s songs as well as some from their newest release “21st Century Breakdown,” is scheduled to premiere at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre on September 4. Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) serves as director and co-writer (along with Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong) of the musical, titled American Idiot. The show will feature an onstage band and a cast of 19 performers.