Friday, January 22, 2010
Wanted to throw this video out there and let you know about some more wonderful efforts being made by the cast of "Rock of Ages" to help raise money for Haiti.
We are one!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Got lots of news items to cover today...catching you all up on some of the latest from the the Bourbon Room...
First, and most importantly...the cast of "Rock of Ages" have kicked off a fundraising campaign to assist the relief / rescue efforts in the aftermath of the tragedy in Haiti. Backstage tours are being offered for a donation of $100 for one person, $50 for each additional person (up to 4 total in a group), with one tour per performance. Please contact cast member Lauren Molina via her Facebook page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward your requests along to Lauren.
Next...it is hard to believe that "Rock of Ages" has been open on Broadway for almost ten months...New York Times reviewer Charles Isherwood revisits the Brooks Atkinson and gives yet another glowing review of the show. Read it here.
"Lungs of steel" (and star of ROA) Constantine Maroulis headlines the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan this Wednesday, January 20th. Opening for him will be his castmate Tom Lenk! Tickets for the show can be purchased online or at the Highline box office.
And finally, tickets are now on sale for Broadway Bears 13 at BB Kings in New York City on Sunday, February 14th, beginning at 6pm. Go to the Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS web site to purchase tickets and get more info...you could end up taking "Drew" home! The bear, that is...
That's all for now, folks...ROCK ON!!!
Friday, January 15, 2010
ROCK OF AGES is going global and we want you to show your pride in your hometown!
Make a 30- to 60-second video of yourself singing "Don't Stop Believin'" either in front of your town's most famous landmark (i.e. the Space Needle, the Golden Gate Bridge, the St. Louis Arch, etc.) or in a different language and upload it to Youtube for a chance to win an exclusive Rock Of Ages Prize Pack, which includes the official Broadway Cast Recording, a poster signed by the Broadway cast, cool T-shirts and more!
Entering is easy!
- Upload your video to YouTube
- Send the link via email to "RockOfAgesMusical@Gmail.com" with the subject line Don't Stop Believin' Video Contest. Please include your name and contact information!
- The Top 10 videos (chosen by the ROA team) will win the exclusive Rock Of Ages Prize Pack.
- All Submissions must be received before 5PM on January 29, 2010!
- Winners will be announced on February 7, 2010!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
You know how Drew, the lead character in "Rock of Ages," sometimes finds himself in situations so frustrating that you just want to reach out and give him a big hug?
Well, here's a chance to hug Drew anytime you want, and contribute to a VERY worthy cause!
The 14th Annual "Broadway Bears" Auction is coming up on February 14th at BB King's Bar and Grill in Manhattan and this year, "Rock of Ages" will have a bear up for sale.
This one-of-a-kind collectible bear was created by ROA costume guru Karl Ruckdeschel and he's allowed us here at TCOTS to give you a sneak peek at the Drew Bear!
For more information on the Broadway Bears event next month, go to the official site for BC/EFA.
Rock on...and good luck with your bidding!
Friday, January 1, 2010
Here's a special treat...last night in Toronto, the cast of the Canadian production of "Rock of Ages" performed as part of the city's New Year's Eve celebration. A fan recorded it and posted it on YouTube...
First, "Auld Lang Syne" and "Here I Go Again"
Then, "High Enough" and "Don't Stop Believin'"
With TWO "Rock of Ages" productions tearing up North America, this is indeed the year of the ROCK!!!
With wonderful 2010 wishes to my dear rockers,