Rock of Ages Set to Rock London, Beginning Performances Aug. 31 at Shaftesbury Theatre

News   Rock of Ages Set to Rock London, Beginning Performances Aug. 31 at Shaftesbury Theatre Broadway's Rock of Ages, currently on hiatus before resuming performances March 24 at the Helen Hayes Theatre, has now set dates and a venue for a London production. It will begin performances Aug. 31, prior to an official opening Sept. 27, at the West End's Shaftesbury Theatre.

The musical, which is also due to open in Melbourne, Australia in April, and has already had a successful run in Canada, received five Tony nominations, including for Best Musical, when it premiered at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre in April 2009, following an earlier Off-Broadway run at New World Stages. The show is a celebration of Los Angeles rock culture. Set in 1987, a small town girl meets a big city rocker in L.A.'s most famous rock club and they fall in love to some of the greatest songs of the decade, such as "We Built This City," "The Final Countdown," "I Wanna Know What Love Is," "Here I Go Again" and "Don’t Stop Believin'."

Rock of Ages is written by Chris D'Arienzo, directed by Kristin Hanggi and choreographed by Kelly Devine. Scenic design is by Beowulf Boritt, costume design is by Tony Award nominee Gregory Gale, lighting design is by Jason Lyons, sound design is by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski, and projection design is by Zachary Borovay. London casting is still to be announced.

To book tickets, which go on sale March 21, contact the box office on 020 7379 5399, or visit www.rockofagesmusical.co.uk