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Rock of Ages the musical on Broadway

Rock of Ages the musical on Broadway

rock of ages

Rock of Ages the musical on Broadway, is the perfect mix of a musical, rock concert, stand up comedy and a no-nudity strip-show! From the moment you step into the theatre you are transported to the rock universe of the 80’s: all the walls are decorated with concert flyers, posters, and bras thrown by the groupies. The songs are all played by a real rock band on stage and the audience is encouraged to sing a long. To guarantee you a real rock ‘n’ roll night, you can buy beers and jello shots during the performance.

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The Stories of The Bourbon Room

Rock of Ages takes place in the era of “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll” in Los Angeles 1987. The story is told by Lonny, manager at The Bourbon Room, where most of the action takes place. The Bourbon Room is a legendary club where many big rock bands have started their career. German entrepreneurs convince the mayor of Los Angeles to clean up and make it a nice, family-like city. For that to happen, they need to destroy many existing businesses, including The Bourbon Room. Dennis, the owner, believes he can save his club if he can get rock star Stacee Jaxx and his band Arsenal to have their final concert there. In the midst of all this, we have Drew and Sherrie, who meet each other while trying to make it big in Hollywood and in a quest for love. Will they realise they are destined to be together?

The Musical Rock of Ages in New York Rock of Ages on Broadway in New York City

The Comical side of Broadway

The story might seem dramatic but Rock of Ages is truly a great comedy. Lonny, Dennis and Stacee Jaxx deliver the best comedic moments of the show. The narrator, Lonny, often breaks the fourth wall of theatre by talking directly to the public. Sporting mullets and sleazy slogans on his t-shirts, he parades around the stage adding comical comments to the scenes and explaining to other characters why things are happening in their storyline (“because the musical is written this way!”).

80’s Rock’n’Roll Classics

Rock from the 80’s is best known for the big hair, tight spandex and lyrics that will stick in your head: just like Rock of Ages. You’ll go home singing classic like Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It”, Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” (a real 80’s classic, now also immensely popular because of the TV show Glee). But there’s much more: Whitesnake, Europe, Foreigner, Poison and Extreme.

Rock of Ages the Musical in New York Rock of Ages the Musical in New York City

How to buy Tickets for Rock of Ages?

It is easy to buy tickets for the Phantom of the Opera with the link below. I recommend buying tickets online before your trip to New York. Why? The website below guarantees great seating in Orchestra or Front Mezzanine for discounted prices. You will save time and money and most importantly you don’t have to stress about finding tickets when you are in New York. A lot of Broadway musicals are very popular and are often sold out.

Buying a ticket is simple:

  • Click on the link and select the date you want to go
  • Fill in your information and pay
  • Check your email for the confirmation and voucher
  • Exchange your voucher at the theatre a couple of hours before the show

Seats are assigned by the theatre, which is why you won’t know your exact seating at the time of booking. Seat numbers will be clearly marked on the tickets. For bookings up to 4 people you are guaranteed seating next to one another. With larger groups the theatre will try its best.

Show Information

  • Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Location: Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 West 44th Street
Eric’s Tip: This show is a must see for everyone that enjoys rock music. If you usually don’t like musicals and would like to go to a concert in New York but your favourite band isn’t playing in town this is a good choice. I would not recommend this to kids under 14 as there is a lot of swearing and sex references. The whole atmosphere of the theatre and the live band make it feel like a real rock concert, so go ahead and head-bang or put your hands in the air!

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