Fresh of the press from Rock of Ages headquarters in the back of the Venus Club dressing room, we have an announcement of the new Sherrie! (Note: current "Sherrie" Savannah Wise is leaving the production on September 13th to join the revival of "Ragtime", set for a fall opening on Broadway).
TONY AWARD NOMINEE
TO STAR AS “SHERRIE”
IN THE SMASH HIT MUSICAL
FOR SIX MONTH LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
Tony Award nominated Broadway star, Kerry Butler (Xanadu, Hairspray) will star in the five-time Tony nominated hit musical, ROCK OF AGES at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) as “Sherrie” beginning Monday, September 21, 2009 for a six month limited engagement for six performances a week. The “Sherrie” understudy will play the role during both performances on Sundays. Constantine Maroulis continues his Tony Award Nominated performance staring in the show as “Drew”.
Kerry Butler most recently starred on Broadway, and received Tony Award and Drama League Award nominations for her critically acclaimed role as ‘Kira” in Xanadu. A versatile musical theatre comedienne, Ms. Butler has made an indelible mark on Broadway playing such characters as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (Outer Critics Circle Award nom.), the original “Penny” in Hairspray (Clarence Derwent Award; Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle noms.), “Belle” in Beauty and the Beast (Belle), “Eponine” in Les Misérables and “Ms. Jones” in Blood Brothers. Off Broadway, she originated the roles of “Shelley” in Bat Boy: The Musical, “Maddy” in Prodigal, “Isabelle” in Miracle Brothers and “DeeDee” in the musical The Opposite of Sex.
Kerry has also made numerous television appearances which include “Lipstick Jungle”, “Cupid”, CBS’s “Second Honeymoon” (with Roma Downey), “Another World,” “Sesame Street,” "Hometown” and “One Life to Live” (Claudia Reston). She recently recorded her first solo CD, Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust, on PS Classics and performed as “Brenda” in the 2009 world premiere of the musical “Catch Me If You Can” this summer in Seattle.
“Kerry is one of my favorite Broadway performers and I cannot tell you how lucky we feel to have her,” says lead producer Carl Levin. "She's funny, she's beautiful, and most importantly she can sing like a rock star."
Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com/ 212-307-4100 or in person at The Brooks Atkinson Box Office (256 West 47th Street).
The performance schedule is Monday at 8pm, Tuesday at 7pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday
at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 2pm & 7pm.
Rock on and help us welcome the newest Sherrie beginning late next month. Hells, yeah!