Pat Monahan, the Grammy-winning lead singer of the band Train, is set to make his Broadway debut this spring in Rocktopia. Monahan joins a previously announced lineup of rock and opera vocalists, including Broadway performers Rob Evan (Les Miserables, Jekyll & Hyde) and Tony Vincent (American Idiot, The Voice).
Rocktopia is a live musical event which will fuse classical music and rock songs. The concert will showcase the works of Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Journey, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Pink Floyd, and The Who, among others. The limited engagement is scheduled to play the Broadway Theatre (recently the home of Miss Saigon) March 20–April 29.
The lineup of performers also includes Chloe Lowery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Kimberly Nichole (The Voice), and Alyson Cambridge (The Merry Widow). Musicians featured in the band include Grammy- and Emmy Award-nominated violinist Máiréad Nesbitt, guitarist Tony Bruno, pianist Henry Aronson, bass player Mat Fieldes, and drummer Alex Alexander.
Created through the vision of vocalist and recording artist Evan and Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer, Rocktopia will feature a choir of 40 and an orchestra of 20.
“The entire Rocktopia team is thrilled to have Pat Monahan join us at the Broadway Theatre. Pat's incredible talent and background lends itself perfectly to our unique musical vision,” commented Evan in a statement. “The fusion we have created with Train's song for the encore is truly exciting!”