By Michael Gioia
04 Mar 2014
Rock of Ages is marking its fifth anniversary on Broadway by toasting its social network of fans with a month-long celebration, "#RockofAge5," March 14-April 14. Zuckerberg, who will step into the role of community leader Regina through March 28, will kick off the events.
"For over 2,000 performances Rock of Ages has taken audiences on a wild ride back to when 'social' meant something very different," said producer Matthew Weaver in a statement. "Every performance, for the last five years, has delivered an incredible on-stage and audience experience earning the show its title as Broadway's Best Party. So for the next four weeks, kicking off with Randi Zuckerberg, we're going to be 'sharing' the love with our audiences with a ton of fun surprises."
"Theatregoing is one of the few sacred activities where audiences truly unplug and enjoy the moment with the live entertainment right in front of them," added Zuckerberg, the first tech executive to play Broadway. "It's been a lifelong dream for me to perform on Broadway. I thought I needed to shelve those dreams for my career, but this experience has taught me that there are multiple paths to achieving our dreams and that the modern woman can be well-rounded. In the age of social media where we share both our professional and our personal lives, having a successful career no longer means putting your hobbies and passions aside. As a New Yorker, a theatre-lover, and a child of the 80s, I couldn't be more thrilled for the opportunity to perform in Rock of Ages on Broadway."
Zuckerberg is the author of "Dot Complicated" and editor in chief of modern lifestyle blog DotComplicated.co.
Rock of Ages currently stars Kate Rockwell as Sherrie, Aaron C. Finley 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, Paul Schoeffler as Hertz and Teresa Stanley as Justice.
The Helen Hayes Theater is located at 240 West 44th Street. Visit RockOfAgesMusical.com.