Rock & Roll Man Tickets
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Rock & Roll Man Tickets

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Rock & Roll Man Tickets

About Rock & Roll Man

Rock & Roll Man is the original musical about a musical original.

Alan Freed was a Cleveland DJ who heard the future—and knew he had to let it sing. He named the genre “Rock & Roll,” bringing music to the masses and integrating artists and audiences on the airwaves and in concerts for the first time in history. Along the way, he became an icon to the nation’s youth—and a target for the nation’s establishment.

Rock & Roll Man features classics created by legends such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, as well as original songs written just for the stage.

Freed’s concerts were banned in Boston (and in multiple other New England cities) after an overcrowded Chuck Berry concert sparked riots.

Rock & Roll Man features a book by Gary Kupper (Freckleface Strawberry The Musical - Outer Critics Circle nomination), Larry Marshak (editor of Night Beat Magazine and Rock Magazine), and Rose Caiola (Freckleface Strawberry The Musical - Outer Critics Circle nomination), original music and lyrics by Gary Kupper, Vintage Rock & Roll Elements developed by Marshak Classic Music LLC and Gary Kupper Music, direction by Tony Award®-nominee Randal Myler (It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues), and choreography by Stephanie Klemons (Associate Choreographer and Global Dance Supervisor of Hamilton).

Run time

2 hours 20 mins (incl. intermission)

Start date

June 2nd, 2023

End date

September 1st, 2023

Categories

Age

7+

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Reviews

Audiences Say
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing, Clever
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chris_
Fun, Fluffy, Great singing
80 / 100
XS2211
Nostalgic jukebox, Tricky angle, Informative, Great staging, Great singing
83 / 100
Tatyana G
Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful
82 / 100
nancykasz
Relevant, Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining
84 / 100
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Rock & Roll Man cast and creative team

By: Gary Kupper, Larry Marshak, Rose Caiola
Songs by: Various artists including Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins; original songs by Gary Kupper
Director: Randall Myler
Choreographer: Stephanie Klemons
Cast list: Constantine Maroulis (as Alan Freed), Joe Pantoliano (as Morris Levy/Leo Mintz), Bob Ari (as Hoover), Rodrick Covington (as Little Richard), Valisia Lekae (as LaVern Baker), Jamonte D. Bruten, Andy Christopher, AJ Davis, Autumn Guzzardi, Anna Hertel, Matthew Morgan, Dominque Scott, Eric B. Turner
Design: Timothy R. Mackabee
Costumes: Leon Dobkowski
Lighting: Matthew Richards and Aja M. Jackson
Sound: Ed Chapman
Other info: Projection design by Christopher Ash, musical direction by Dave Keyes, music supervision and arrangements by Keyes and Gary Kupper, orchestrations and dance arrangements by Kenny Seymour

Venue

New World Stages

340 West 50th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10019

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Tickets

Unfortunately, tickets for this event are no longer available.