Casting has been announced for the Tenth Anniversary tour of the Broadway jukebox musical Rock of Ages, which launches October 16 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Fifth Estate Entertainment produces the non-equity tour, directed by Martha Banta and choreographed by Janet Rothermel.
Anthony Nuccio will star as Drew Boley, the aspiring young rocker trying to hit it big on the Sunset Strip, alongside Katie LaMark as Sherrie Christian, John-Michael Breen as Lonny, and Sam Harvey as Stacee Jaxx.
The cast also includes Ryan M. Hunt as Dennis, Chris Renalds as Franz, Kristina Walz as Regina, Kenya Hamilton as Justice, and Andrew Tebo as Hertz, with ensemble members Michael Bojtos, Emily Croft, Kyle Jurassic, Mark LaDuke, Carlina Parker, Darrell Wayne Purcell, Stephen Rochet, Zoe Unkovich, and Brenna Wahl.
A scrappy blend of 1980s nostalgia and legit rock musicianship, Rock of Ages incorporates a parade of ’80s hits, including “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “I Wanna Know What Love Is,” “Here I Go Again,” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.” The show’s book is by Chris D’Arienzo.
Rock of Ages opened Off-Broadway at New World Stages in the fall of 2008 before transferring to Broadway the following spring, picking up five 2009 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. Rock of Ages ran for 2,328 performances before closing in January 2015. A screen adaptation was released in 2012.
For tickets and a full tour itinerary, visit RockOfAgesMusicalTour.com.