YouTube Sensation Will Make Broadway Debut in Rock of Ages | Playbill

News YouTube Sensation Will Make Broadway Debut in Rock of Ages YouTube sensation Chester See, who has over 1.5 million subscribers and 160 million channel views, will make his Broadway debut Oct. 27 as Stacee Jaxx in the hit musical Rock of Ages at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

Chester See
Chester See

See will play a limited engagement through Jan. 4, 2015. Mitchell Jarvis, who currently plays the role, will end his run Oct. 26.

See has garnered a record-setting six Streamy Award nominations (the online video industry’s highest honor) and won the most coveted category in 2014 for his Best Original Song “Whistle While I Work It,” featuring Wayne Brady and Toby Turner.

“Continuing our journey as Broadway’s renegade musical, the Rock of Ages team stays dedicated to thinking outside the box and defying traditional theater norms within every level of the production,” said producer Matt Weaver in a statement. “Today’s freshest young talents are emerging online through this ‘new media’ revolution, and we’re thrilled to be the first on Broadway to recognize the growing importance of digital platforms for reaching new audiences. Chester is an incredible artist, and just as our songs have transcended generations, we’re certain his star power will shine brightly on the Broadway stage, as it does on monitors across the globe.”

A graduate of UCLA with a degree in Theater Arts, See first became known as the host of the Disney Channel’s behind-the-scenes entertainment news program “Disney 365," before his work songwriting with various Warner/Chappell artists led to the launch of his channel in 2007.

Rock of Ages currently stars Constantine Maroulis as Drew, Carrie St. Louis as Sherrie, Jarvis as Stacee Jaxx, Genson Blimline as Lonny, Adam Dannheisser as Dennis, Cody Scott Lancaster as Franz, Josephine Rose Roberts as Regina, Paul Schoeffler as Hertz and Teresa Stanley as Justice with Cristy Candler, Alyssa Herrera, Tony LePage, Michael Minarik, Rebecca Riker, Josh Sassanella, Andre Ward and Katie Webber. The musical is produced on Broadway and worldwide by Matthew Weaver, Michael Cohl and Jonathan Linden/S2BN Entertainment, in association with Carl Levin, Jeff Davis, Barry Habib, Scott Prisand, Reagan Silber, Relativity Media, Janet Billig Rich and Hillary Weaver.

Tickets for Rock of Ages at The Helen Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) can be purchased via, by calling (212) 239-6200 or in person at the Helen Hayes Box Office.

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