Performance Rights Now Available for Tony-Nominated Musical Rock of Ages

News   Performance Rights Now Available for Tony-Nominated Musical Rock of Ages
 
Samuel French, the theatrical publishing and licensing company, is now accepting requests for professional and amateur performance rights for the Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages, which played its final performance at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre Jan. 18.

Constantine Maroulis
Constantine Maroulis

The hit musical joins Samuel French’s collection, which also includes Chicago, Grease, The Rocky Horror Show and Heathers the Musical.

“Not only is Samuel French home to some of the world’s greatest musicals, we are the place for great musicals that rock!” said executive director Bruce Lazarus in a statement. “Rock of Ages is a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek love story set to some of the most iconic and enduring rock anthems. This show gets audiences singing along, dancing in the aisles, and ready to party like none other!”

Samuel French has exclusive representation of all worldwide professional and amateur stage performance rights to Rock of Ages. Teen, concert and abridged versions of the musical are also in development.

For more information call (866) 598-8449 or visit www.samuelfrench.com.

* Rock of Ages ended its run as the 27th longest-running show in Broadway history. Upon closing, the hit musical offered 22 previews and 2,328 regular performances.

The final cast also featured seven original cast members: Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis (Drew), Mitchell Jarvis (Stacee Jaxx), Adam Dannheisser (Dennis), Paul Schoeffler (Hertz), Andre Ward (Mayor/Ja’Keith Gill), Ericka Hunter (Waitress #1) and Michael Minarik (Swing).

"It's an honor to have the opportunity to come back and finish the show off as we began it," Maroulis told Playbill.com. "I think it's every actor's dream to create a role like this that becomes in a way iconic. Who knows, for me, this might be the only time this will ever happen. It has been a tremendous run. It's unlike anything that's ever been on Broadway. We found a new audience and introduced them to Broadway as well."

Read the full interview: Constantine Maroulis Leaves Behind Record-Breaking Rock of Ages, Talks "Idol" Stardom, Fatherhood and Haters

Rock of Ages had its world premiere in January 2006 at The Vanguard Hollywood nightclub in Los Angeles, where it played a six-week engagement before opening a limited run at The Flamingo in Las Vegas in May 2006. The musical made its New York debut in October 2008 at Off-Broadway’s New World Stages, playing 110 performances before transferring to Broadway and opening to widespread acclaim at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre April 7, 2009. The musical moved to its current home, The Helen Hayes Theatre, on March 24, 2011.

In 2012, Rock of Ages recouped its capitalization of $7.25 million, in addition to all costs incurred during the show’s move from the Brooks Atkinson to the Helen Hayes.

Rock of Ages was penned by Chris D'Arienzo and features direction by Kristin Hanggi and choreography by Kelly Devine. The creative team also included scenic designer Beowulf Boritt, costume designer Gregory Gale, lighting designer Jason Lyons, sound designer Peter Hylenski and projection designer Zachary Borovay wither music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.

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

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