Grease Star Ashley Spencer Will Join Cast of Broadway's Rock of Ages
26 Apr 2012
Ashley Spencer (Grease, Priscilla...) will join the cast of Broadway's Rock of Ages in the role of Sherrie beginning May 10 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.
Emily Padgett, who has performed the role since November 2011, will play her final performance May 1. During the interim week, the role will be covered alternately by Katie Webber and Tessa Alves.
A finalist on the NBC talent competition series "Grease: You're The One That I Want," Spencer was recently seen on Broadway as Diva in the original cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert; her other Broadway credits include Sandy in Grease and Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray.
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.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.