Thursday, January 29, 2009

Joel has a blog you need to read

Lead guitarist for the Rock Of Ages house band, main member of Arsenal, and real life guitar player for Night Ranger Joel Hoekstra has a blog on his myspace page and we suggest you drop by and read it to see what real rock star adventure's he's up to currently.

what do u get when u combine 80s rock with 80s rocks in space?

Van Halen-oids!

Dave + Eddie + Rocks rock!

Where There's a WILL, There's a Rockin' Broad-WAY!

Hey, rockers!

The official word broke just this afternoon...congratulations to former Rock of Ages star Will Swenson on the announcement that he is indeed reprising his role as Berger in the upcoming revival of Hair, scheduled to open at the Al Hirschfeld in March, 2009.

We'll miss you in the mid-to-late 1980's, but you're going to ROCK the late-1960's!

Miss Lizzy

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Change to First Preview Date of "Rock of Ages"

Hey, Rockers!

Just got this directly from the "powers that be" at Rock of Ages...

The first preview of has moved up to Tuesday March 17, 2009.

That's gives all of us fans a few extra chances to see the Broadway production in "preview" mode before its big opening night on April 7th!

Rock on!

Miss Lizzy

Monday, January 26, 2009

"Everybody Wants Some"...Birthday Cake!

Hey, Rockers!

Let's all raise our lighters and wish a very happy birthday to Eddie Van Halen! The pharoah of finger-tapping...the guru of guitar shredding turns 54 today!

...And here’s some Van Halen-related Rock of Ages trivia: There are two references to the band in the show – a David Lee Roth-like leap and exclamation of “Jump!” from Lonny during “Just Like Paradise” and Drew’s “OU812” tee-shirt!

Rock on,

Miss Lizzy

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Don't worry, he's still rocking for a living

The NY Times today has an article on the revival of HAIR coming to Broadway soon and starring ROA's own Will Swenson, (the original Stacee Jaxx).  We wish him best of luck in this acclaimed revival!

Read it online or pick up the Sunday Times.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Constantine Maroulis in Concert - February 14th, 2009

Hey, rockers!

Rock of Ages star Constantine Maroulis will be performing a FREE Valentine's Day acoustic concert on Saturday, February 14th at 7pm at the Ocean County Public Library branch in Toms River, NJ.

Tickets are available through the library's web site and VERY limited, so get motorin'!

Rock on,

Miss Lizzy

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Rock of Ages Tickets Go On Sale February 5th!

Hey, Rockers!!!

Official word has for Rock of Ages on Broadway will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, February 5th through Ticketmaster.

See you guys on the Great White(snake) Way!

Don't Stop Believin!

Miss Lizzy

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

More ROA Press!

Hey, rockers!

The press is continuing to shout out to the back row of the arena the news that Rock of Ages is moving to Broadway and predicting great things for the both show and one of the stars of the off-Broadway production (whom we are hoping to see in the Broadway production as well!), Constantine Maroulis.

The NY Daily News, The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch and the blog site at MusicBLITZ are just some of the most recent members of the media to hop on the Rock of Ages word-of-mouth tour bus, headed straight for the Brooks Atkinson Theater in March.

Speaking of word-of-mouth, don't forget to register at on our message board, The Bourbon Room at The Cry of the Strip! We've saved a bar stool and a chilled Strawberry Daiquiri wine cooler just for YOU!

Don't Stop Believin'!

Miss Lizzy

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Tad Wilson - The Rock Tenor - 1/11/09

Hey, rockers!

This is Miss Lizzy aka Dupree's Diva Denizen, here to let you know that I will be checking in here regularly with all kinds of news, interviews and fun stuff as we gear up to the Broadway debut of Rock of Ages!

Along with news about the show, we'll also feature upcoming dates for solo appearances and recording releases by the cast and band. Kicking it off, we have Swing cast member Tad Wilson appearing as part of "The Rock Tenor" tomorrow night (Sunday, January 11th) at Florence Gould Hall in Manhattan.

A full article on the show can be found on Playbill Online at

Don't Stop Believin'!

Rock Star Birthdays

It's yr webmaster's birthday today and I'd like to do a rockstar birthday shoutout to Rod Stewart (64) and Pat Benatar (56)!   yeeeeaaaaahhhheeeyyyaaaahhheeeyyyaaahhhh!

Friday, January 9, 2009


Awesome David Lee Roth sound effects!

If only this could be an iPhone app so you could play these in public in appropriate situations...

thanks to Janet for the link.

Welcome to the Jungle!

Rock of Ages The Musical has just ended it's off-Broadway run at New World Stages in New York City. 

The show will be opening on Broadway proper at the Brooks Atkinson Theater in March for previews with an official opening night in April.

And the Hollywood feature film version of Rock of Ages is currently in development with a release date expected in 2010.

In the meantime, due to the success of our facebook fan page, we here at The Cry Of The Strip! (TCOTS) have decided to upgrade our services to you, the fans, with a blog and a website.  Now you don't have to be a facebook user to follow the denizens of Dupree's Bourbon Room and the vixens of The Venus Strip, uh, I mean "Gentlemens" Club.  

So kick back with a cherry slurpee, crank some Bon Jovi and Poison tunes, and join the blog here for news of the show and its cast and crew and all things related.