De Guzman, Belcher, Heflin and Plachy to Rock 'n' Roll at the Alley Theatre

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Casting has been announced for the Alley Theatre production of Tom Stoppard's music-filled political drama Rock 'n' Roll, which begins performances in Houston April 24.

Alley Theatre artistic director Gregory Boyd stages the Stoppard work that played a sold-out run in the West End prior to its well-received run on Broadway. Rock 'n' Roll officially opens April 29 and will run through May 24 on the Nehaus Stage.

The production will feature Tony nominee Josie de Guzman, James Belcher, James Black, Justin Doran, Elizabeth Heflin, Philip Lehl, Emily Neves, Melissa Pritchett, Todd Waite, Sara Gaston and Spencer Plachy.

Here's how the Alley describes Rock 'n' Roll: "It's August 1968, and Russian tanks are rolling into Prague. Jan, the Czech student, lives for rock music, Max, the English professor, lives for Communism, and Esme, the flower child, is high. By 1990, the tanks are rolling out, the Stones are rolling in and idealism has hit the wall. Stoppard's sweeping and passionate play spans two countries, three generations and 22 turbulent years, at the end of which, love remains — and so does rock 'n' roll."

Rock 'n' Roll has scenic design by Hugh Landwehr, costume design by Alejo Vietti, lighting design by Pat Collins, projection design by Clint Allen, with sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen.

Tickets are available by visiting or by phoning (713) 220-5700. The Alley Theatre is located at 615 Texas Avenue in Houston, TX.

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