Ben Richards and Noel Sullivan Will Star in U.K. Tour of Rock of Ages
By Andrew Gans
Following a three-year run in London’s West End, Rock of Ages will embark on a U.K. tour, opening at The Palace Theatre, Manchester May 5.
The show will then tour to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Torquay, Nottingham, Bromley, Bradford, Aylesbury, Bristol, Stoke, Liverpool, Sunderland, Glasgow, Brighton, Milton Keynes, Woking, York, Southampton, Dublin, Belfast, Hull, Cardiff, Oxford, Sheffield, Southend and Wimbledon.
The cast will be headed by Ben Richards as rock god Stacee Jaxx and Noel Sullivan as Drew Boley. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
Rock of Ages The Musical, according to press notes, is the "ultimate rock mix-tape musical, an hilarious story of dreams, love and - of course - rock. A celebration of classic 80s rock culture, the show tells the story of a small town girl and a big city rocker falling in love to the greatest songs of the decade. Featuring memorable tunes such as ‘We Built This City’, ‘The Final Countdown’, ‘I Wanna Know What Love Is’ and ‘Don’t Stop Believin’, the show brings its wild celebration of Los Angeles rock culture to the UK."
Following the musical’s onstage success around the globe, a star-studded movie version of the show was released in 2012. It starred, among others, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Rock of Ages is written by Chris D’Arienzo, directed by Kristin Hanggi and choreographed by Kelly Devine.
The U.K. associate director and choreographer for this tour is Leigh Constantine, and the U.K. musical supervisor is Elliott Ware.
Scenic design for the production 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.
For more information visit www.rockofagesmusical.co.uk.
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