PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Welcome to the Bourbon Room!" Backstage Portraits at Broadway's Rock of Ages
By Matthew Blank
The Tony Award nominated musical Rock of Ages has been melting faces Sunset Strip-style for nearly four years on Broadway. Playbill.com photographer Monica Simoes recently gained unprecedented backstage access and shot a series of portraits featuring the world famous Bourbon Room and rockin' cast.
Drawing on the style of 80's rock photography, Simoes captured the scene at the Helen Hayes Theatre pre-show, cast members prepping for the performance, onstage shots from the wings and the final curtain call.
The Broadway cast is currently headed by Kate Rockwell as Sherrie, Justin Matthew Sargent as Drew, Joey Calveri as Stacee Jaxx, Genson Blimline as Lonny, Adam Dannheisser as Dennis, Cody Scott Lancaster as Franz, Josephine Rose Roberts as Regina, Matthew Stocke as Hertz and Teresa Stanley as Justice. Rounding out the company are Tessa Alves, Andrew Call, Tony LePage, Michael Minarik, Jennifer Rias, Cassie Silva, Andre Ward and Neka Zang.
The musical comedy Rock of Ages borrows rock hits of the 1980s to tell the story of showbiz lovers in L.A. The score includes "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "I Wanna Know What Love Is," "Here I Go Again," "Don't Stop Believin'" and more.
Rock of Ages is written by Chris D'Arienzo, directed by Kristin Hanggi and choreographed by Kelly Devine.Rock of Ages is produced on Broadway and worldwide by Matthew Weaver, Michael Cohl and Jonathan Linden/S2BN Entertainment, in addition to Carl Levin, Jeff Davis, Barry Habib, Scott Prisand, Reagan Silber, Relativity Media, Janet Billig Rich and Hillary Weaver.
For more information visit RockofAgesMusical.com.
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