Frankie J. Grande Will Join Broadway's Rock of Ages; Constantine Maroulis Extends Run

News   Frankie J. Grande Will Join Broadway's Rock of Ages; Constantine Maroulis Extends Run The Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages will welcome “Big Brother” star Frankie J. Grande to the cast Nov. 10 in the role of Franz.

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Grande will stay with the production through Jan. 18, 2015.

"Ever since my first role on Broadway, I have dreamed of playing Franz. I couldn't be more excited to finally get this opportunity, especially alongside this incredible cast," Grande said in a statement.

“We are beyond thrilled to have Frankie return to Broadway and join the cast of Rock of Ages,” added producer Scott Prisand. “With his exceptional, triple-threat talent and effervescent personality, he is the perfect match for our show and the role of the hilarious and endearing Franz.”

In related news, Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis has extended his return engagement as Drew through Jan. 18, 2015, and Lauren Zakrin will also join the company, making her Broadway debut in the lead role of Sherrie, beginning Nov. 3. As previously announced, award-winning YouTube sensation Chester See joins the cast as Stacee Jaxx beginning Oct. 27.

Songs included in the musical are “I Wanna Know What Love Is," “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Wanted Dead Or Alive,” “Here I Go Again,” “Don’t Stop Believin” and more.

Rock of Ages is produced on Broadway and worldwide by Matthew Weaver, Michael Cohl and Jonathan Linden/S2BN Entertainment, in association with Carl Levin, Jeff Davis, Barry Habib, Scott Prisand, Reagan Silber, Relativity Media, Janet Billig Rich and Hillary Weaver.

The musical currently plays The Helen Hayes Theater, 240 West 44th Street. Tickets can be purchased via Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200 or in person at the Helen Hayes Box Office.

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