"Keep On Lovin' You": Maroulis Will Star in Rock of Ages National Tour

News   "Keep On Lovin' You": Maroulis Will Star in Rock of Ages National Tour Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis will reprise his performance in the national tour of the 1980s-set rock musical Rock of Ages, which will launch Sept. 21 in Chicago.
Rock of Ages star Constantine Maroulis
Rock of Ages star Constantine Maroulis Photo by Joan Marcus

Maroulis earned a 2009 Best Actor Tony Award nomination for portraying Drew, an aspiring musician with pipes of steel in the Tony-nominated musical. He originated the role in the Off-Broadway production at New World Stages in 2008.

"I'm super excited to bring Rock of Ages across America," Maroulis told Playbill.com. "I love touring and Drew has been a dream role for me."

Lead producers Matthew Weaver and Carl Levin stated, "[Constantine] is the heart and soul of our show, and we're thrilled that all of America will get to see his incredible performance."

Maroulis has also appeared on Broadway in The Wedding Singer, Off-Broadway in Jacques Brel… and the national tour of Rent. He is best known as a finalist on the 2005 season of "American Idol." A new solo CD is forthcoming.

Current tour dates include: Chicago, IL (Sept. 21-Oct. 3 at the Bank of America Theatre)
Baltimore, MD (Nov. 30-Dec. 5 at the Hippodrome Theatre)
Boston, MA (Oct. 6-17 at the Colonial Theatre)
Minneapolis, MN (Oct. 19-24 at the Orpheum Theatre)
Cincinnati (Oct. 26-Nov. 7 at the Aronoff Center)
Pittsburgh, PA (Nov. 23-28 at the Benedum Center)
Columbus, OH (Dec. 7-12 at the Palace Theatre)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Dec. 28, 2010-Jan. 9, 2011, at the Broward Center)
Orlando, FL (Jan. 11-16, 2011, at the Carr PAC)
Clearwater, FL (Jan. 18-23, 2011)
Louisville, KY (Jan. 25-30, 2011, at the Robert Whitney Hall)
Seattle, WA (Feb. 8-13, 2011, at the Paramount Theatre)
Los Angeles, CA (Feb. 15-27, 2011, at the Pantages Theatre)
Costa Mesa, CA (March 1-8, 2011)
Indianapolis, IN (April 12-17, 2011, at the Clowes Memorial Hall)
Des Moines, IA (April 19-24, 2011)
Kansas City, MO (May 3-8, 2011, at the Municipal Auditorium)
San Antonio, TX (May 10-15, 2011, at the Majestic Theatre)
Dallas, TX (May 31-June 12, 2011, at the AT&T PAC)
Houston, TX (May 31-June 12, 2011)
Washington, DC (July 12-24, 2011) The Rock of Ages tour will reunite original director, Tony nominee Kristin Hanggi, and choreographer by Kelly Devine. The musical was penned by Chris D'Arienzo and features music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.

The design team includes Beowulf Boritt (scenic design), Gregory Gale (costume design), Jason Lyons (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design) and Zachary Borovay (projection design).

Featuring a score compiled of hits from the 1980s, including "Don't Stop Believin'," "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Every Rose Has It's Thorn," "Oh, Sherrie" and "We Built This City," Rock of Ages originally premiered Off-Broadway at New World Stages in October of 2008. The musical transferred to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway in March of 2009, earning five Tony nominations including Best Musical, Best Direction, and Best Actor for Maroulis.

Here's how producers bill Rock of Ages: "In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer — and in L.A.'s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80s. It's Rock of Ages, a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. Don't miss this awesomely good time where big hair meets big dreams and the result totally wails."

Rock of Ages will be produced on tour by Matthew Weaver, Carl Levin, Jeff Davis, Barry Habib, Scott Prisand, Janet Billig Rich, Hillary Weaver, Relativity Media and The Araca Group.

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