Rock of Ages Reveals "The Road to Rock" in Special Video

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The 80s rock musical Rock of Ages’ acclaimed run at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre seems to go on and on and on and on, as the song says. Now, you can hear what it took to get the jukebox tuner all the way to the Great White Way in an online making-of video titled "The Road to Rock."

The video features interviews with many of the show’s producers, including Matthew Weaver and Carl Levin, who say the idea started with their love of "Don’t Stop Believin’," "Here I Go Again," and other songs of the era. The show’s librettist, Chris D’Arienzo, and its Tony-nominated director, Kristin Haangi, discuss how they got on board and helped shape the show into a musical with an attitude. The show’s evolution from bar entertainment in Los Angeles to a second production in Vegas is all covered, as is the long journey toward Broadway, where the show would find success and earn five Tony nominations.

The show’s Tony-nominated star, "American Idol" finalist and Wedding Singer alum Constantine Maroulis, is also interviewed, as are cast member Michelle Mais, general manager Richard Frankel, box-office manager Peter Antanazzi, and a few of the show’s devoted fans.

To view the video, click here.

—Thomas Peter

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