Rock of Ages Aiming for Fall Debut Off-Broadway

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Rock of Ages — the rock jukebox musical featuring the songs of Journey, Bon Jovi and Styx, among others — will open at Off-Broadway's New World Stages this fall, according to a casting notice.

Directed by Kristin Hanggi, the production will begin previews at the Manhattan venue Sept. 30 with an official opening date to be announced. (Dates on a casting notice do not necessarily reflect exact production dates.) Kelly Devine choreographs; Dave Gibbs is co-musical director. Carl Levin and Matt Weaver are lead producers of the musical, which was penned by Chris D'Arienzo. Scott Prisand, Janet Bilig and Hillary Weaver are executive producers. Rock of Ages is the show's current working title.

Rock of Ages ran for four weeks in L.A. in early 2006 at the Vanguard Hollywood, where the cast included Laura Bell Bundy, currently on Broadway in Legally Blonde; and Kyle Gass, Jack Black's partner in the band Tenacious D. The show also ran for a week at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in May 2006.

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