Wednesday, July 22, 2009

CORRECTION to Rock of Ages' Appearance on "The View"

Hey Rockers!

I was told last night by one of the producers of "Rock of Ages" that the cast performance will be pre-taped for broadcast (most likely WITHOUT an audience) this coming Monday (the 27th) and will be broadcast on Friday, July 31st.

Wanted to make sure everyone had the correct information! :)

So, kick off next weekend with a performance from the ROA cast on "The View" next Friday, July 31st (check your local listings for broadcast time)!

Rock on,

Miss Lizzy

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rock of Ages News from the Bourbon Room!

Hey, Rockers!

Just thought I'd check in with a few odds and ends from the "Rock of Ages" universe!

Upcoming Appearances:

Wednesday, July 22 - Constantine and the cast of "Rock of Ages" will be making a guest performance with the band ZO2 (from IFC's hit show Z-Rock) at the Mercury Lounge (217 East Houston Street New York, NY - 212-260-4700) @ 9:30 pm. 21+ please - doors open at 7:30pm.

Thursday, July 23 - Broadway in Bryant Park - Presented by New York radio's 106.7 Lite FM, the free midday events feature musical performances by Broadway and Off-Broadway shows at the midtown greenery, approximately 12:30-1:30 PM. This week's performances will include the casts of Mary Poppins, Rock of Ages, Vanities and Next to Normal.

Tuesday, July 28 - Constantine will be performing a song from "Rock of Ages" on ABC's "The View" with Dee Snider of Twisted Sister!

Cast News:

- Welcome to new swing cast member Becca Tobin! We hope to have an "ROA Class of 2009" interview with Becca in the near future.

- "Rock of Ages" swing cast member Tad Wilson has announced to TCOTS that he will be leaving "Rock of Ages" in the fall and taking a role in the new musical "Wonderland: Alice's New Musical Adventure". As a fan favorite and an all-around very cool guy, we wish Tad the very best with this new role and look forward to seeing this on Broadway soon!

- "Rock of Ages" cast member Savannah Wise has launched a Fan Page on Facebook. Join the page and show your support for our new "Sherrie Christian"!

Internet Stuff:
- I was interviewed over the weekend by Kay and Abi of the Internet podcast "Exposed!" and talked about ROA, The After-Party, and 80's rock in general. If you'd like to download the broadcast, go to this link and enjoy!

- Join the Facebook Fan Page for "The China Club NYC" and you'll always be the first to get details on each week's Rock of Ages After-Party! Click here to sign up! (And don't forget - tonight's special guest at the After-Party is former Journey lead singer Steve Augeri!

That's all for now, party people!

Rock on,

Miss Lizzy

Monday, July 20, 2009

This Week's Special Guest at the "Rock of Ages After-Party" at The China Club... none other than former Journey lead singer STEVE AUGERI!!!!

That's right, rockers...if you thought last week's "Rock of Ages" After-Party at The China Club NYC was hot (with legends Twisted Sister in the house), then don't stop believin'!

Along with live performances by Heartless (Heart tribute band), Classic Nation (80's tribute band) and Evolution (THE #1 Journey tribute band!), awesome drink specials from our sponsors at Absolut Vodka, and prize giveaways, Steve Augeri will be our special guest and who knows...he may just jam on a few Journey classics with Evolution!


So remember, for a $10 cover charge ($5 with a ticket stub from that night's "Rock of Ages"), you can join us at The China Club NYC (next door to the Brooks Atkinson Theater, the home of ROA, on West 47th Street) next Tuesday night, July 21st for a kick-ass night of rock and roll!

The Rock of Ages After-Party at The China Club - the new "temple of rock and roll kick-assery!"

Rock on,

Miss Lizzy

Thursday, July 9, 2009

It is OFFICIAL! Savannah Wise is the new "Sherrie" in "Rock of Ages"!

Hey, Rockers,

It is official!!! Direct from The Powers That Be...

Producers of the five-time Tony Award nominated hit musical, ROCK OF AGES announced today that Savannah Wise will officially take over the role of Sherrie, effective immediately. After having understudied the role since performances began on Broadway on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street), Ms. Wise will star opposite Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis.

Her former theatre credits include Broadway/ Off-Broadway/Nat'l tour: Les Misérables, Rock of Ages off-Broadway, Disney's High School Musical. Regional: Happy Days (Joanie), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Annie Get Your Gun (Winnie Tate). She has also appeared as a TV guest star on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Rescue Me." Ms. Wise is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

"It is that rare and fortunate instance in show business where it becomes necessary for the understudy to step into the role and she exceeds your wildest expectations," says Matt Weaver, lead producer.

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer - and in L.A.'s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the ‘80's. It's ROCK OF AGES, a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. Don't miss this awesomely good time where big hair meets big dreams and the result totally wails. The show is written by Chris D'Arienzo (writer and director of the upcoming film Barry Munday), directed by Kristin Hanggi (Bare, Pussycat Dolls on the Sunset Strip) and choreographed by Kelly Devine (Jersey Boys - Associate Choreographer).

ROCK OF AGES was nominated for Five 2009 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (Constantine Maroulis), Best Direction of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical, and Best Sound Design of a Musical. Additionally, Wesley Taylor won a 2009 Theatre World Award for his portrayal of "Franz." Tickets can be purchased via 212-307-4100 or in person at The Brooks Atkinson Box Office (256 W. 47th Street).

Rock on and break a leg, Savannah!

Monday, July 6, 2009

"Rock of Ages" After Party at The China Club Kicking off July 14th with TWISTED SISTER!!!!

Hey, Rockers...Hold on to your Spandex!

The New York Times calls the Tony-nominated musical "Rock Of Ages" 'Impossible to resist" and Entertainment Weekly says it's "More fun than [a musical] has any right to be." But that’s nothing!

Every Tuesday night, "Rock Of Ages" and The China Club invite you to party like a rock star, hang with the cast and special guests after the show, featuring live music!

This Tuesday, July 14th, join Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, Jay Jay French, Mark "The Animal" Mendoza, AJ Pero and Eddie Ojeda in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their iconic release, "Stay Hungry!"

We will also be celebrating the highly-anticipated CD release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of "Rock Of Ages"!!!!

Live Music starts at 6:30 with performances by The Nerds and EVOLUTION, the Best Journey Tribute Band in the country!!

The China Club is located right next door to the Home of "Rock Of Ages" at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 268 West 47th Street, every Tuesday night.

$10 at the door or $5 cover with your "Rock Of Ages" ticket stub from Tuesday night's show.

Doors Open at 5:30PM for the after work and pre-theater crowd.


Must be 21 or over to Rock!!!

For More Information go to,, or OR Call The China Club at 212.398.3800

Tuesdays Will Never Be The Same!!!

SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!!!

Your After-Party Hostess,

Miss Lizzy

Friday, July 3, 2009

She took the midnight train...

It's official. Amy Spanger, after a few weeks resting her voice from the past few months of sold out face melting performances as leading lady Sherrie Christian, has announced she is leaving the show effective now. She cites "personal reasons" for bowing out, though we trust the decision will be positive for her and the time she spent with the cast will be a fond memory for her and all of us as well who enjoyed her work. She brought a high level of killer talent to the show - singing, dancing and especially comic acting - and was super sweet and adorable to boot.

Savannah Wise has been playing the role of Sherri in the interim and will continue, we understand, until the producers find a suitable replacement. While we enjoy Savannah quite a lot as "Waitress #1" her Sherrie is a fabulous upgrade and not to be missed! Go Sav!

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