Rock of Ages Summary

  • Rock of Ages is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 17, 2009
  • Opens April 7, 2009
  • Show Closed: January 18, 2015

Rock of Ages is a full-out, awesome ride that will make you feel like you are back in the 1980s. It is about a young woman named Sherrie Christian who moves from Kansas to Los Angeles in an effort to make it as an actress, only to get a job as a waitress at legendary Hollywood bar The Bourbon Room and fall in love with a wannabe rocker.

Rock of Ages on Broadway Background

It is a jukebox musical built around classic rock from this period, with artists including Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Styx, Twisted Sister, Poison, Europe, and Steve Perry. With a book by Chris D’Arienzo, the show is a lighthearted comedy set on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. Though it deals with tough issues like the difficulty of success in the cruel world of the entertainment industry, it is ultimately fun-loving and optimistic in tone.

In 2012, Rock of Ages was adapted into a feature film starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Cranston, Tom Cruise, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough, and Diego Boneta.

What’s Rock of Ages Like?

The show is extremely fun, and the lighthearted comedy will keep a constant smile on your face. The show includes extremely catchy hits such as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “The Final Countdown,” “We Built This City,” “Here I Go Again,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “I Want To Know What Love Is,” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.”

Is Rock of Ages Good for Kids?

Due to strong language, risqué costumes, and adult themes, the show may be inappropriate for children under the age of 14. However, parents are advised to use their judgment based on the maturity of their own kids. Children under the age of 4 are not allowed in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Helen Hayes Theatre

240 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 597
Entrance: 44th street between 7th and 8th avenue
Theatre Information

Helen Hayes Theatre Seating Chart

Rock of Ages Marquee

Rock of Ages Marquee

Cast Members

Sherrie
Carrie St. Louis
Drew
Aaron C. Finely
Stacee Jaxx
Joey Calvery
Lonny
Genson Blimline
Dennis
Adan Danheisser
Franz
Cody Scott Lancaster

Producers

Matthew Weaver

Carl Levin

Jeff Davis

Scott Prisand

Corner Store Entertainment

Janet Billig Rich (Associate)

Hillary Weaver (Associate)

Simon Bergson (Associate)

Stefany Bergson (Associate)

Charles Rolecek (Associate)

Barry Habib (Associate)

Susanne Brook (Associate)

Israel Wolfson (Associate)

Prospect Pictures (Associate)

Jennifer Maloney (Associate)

Production Credits

Director
Alex Timbers
Choreographer
Kelly Devine
Fight Choreographer
Steven Hoggett
Scenic Designer
Chris Barreca
Costume Designer
David Zinn
Sound Designer
Peter Hylenski
Lighting Designer
Christopher Akerlind
Orchestrations
Doug Besterman + Stephen Trask
Music Supervisor
David Holcenberg
Lyrics
Lynn Ahrens
Book
Thomas Meehan
Music
Stephen Flaherty
Production Stage Manager
Matt DiCarlo

Creative Team

General Manager
Roy Gabay Productions Theatrical Productions and Management
Company Manager
Christopher Aniello + Daniel Kuney at Roy Gabay Productions Theatrcal Producations and Management
Casting Director
Telsey + Company
Advertising Representative
AKA NYC
Press Agent
Vivacity Media Group