Choose a date on the calendar or visit Telecharge.com.
New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street (Get Directions)
Box Office Hours: Mon 1pm-8pm, Tue 1pm-7pm, Wed 1pm-8pm, Thu Noon-8pm, Fri 1pm-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-7pm
For groups of 10 or more, visit Broadway Inbound or call 866-302-0995.
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.
In addition to explosive original songs written just for the stage, 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, including genre-defying hits like “Tutti Frutti,” “Maybellene,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and “Why Do Fools Fall in Love.”
Freed’s passion for music inspired the generation that changed society forever.
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).
Maroulis is best known for his iconic star turn in Broadway’s Rock of Ages for which he garnered a myriad of accolades, including a Best Actor Tony Award® nomination, a Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Performance, Broadway.com Star of the Year, and many more. Born in Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey, Maroulis became a household name during the heyday of “American Idol,” winning 30 million weekly viewer’s hearts and minds each week. Maroulis’s work on Broadway and on tour includes Frank Wildhorn’s Jekyll & Hyde, a performance for which Maroulis earned another Drama League nod. In addition to his appearances on TV and in movies, Maroulis’s on-stage credits include The Wedding Singer, RENT, Rocktopia, Jacques Brel, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, The Toxic Avenger, Friend Art, Postmodern Jukebox, and many more. The Broadway revival of Spring Awakening (Deaf West) directed by Michael Arden, earned Maroulis additional Tony and Drama League nominations as a producer. As an RIAA Gold-Selling recording artist, Maroulis continues to create new, original music regularly. Maroulis is a graduate of the prestigious Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music and trained as an acting apprentice at Williamstown. Maroulis is father to Malena James, his 12-year-old daughter, and currently resides in New Jersey. constantinemaroulis.com
In a career spanning five decades, Joe Pantoliano has amassed an impressive catalog of classic American film, theater, and television titles, collaborating with some of Hollywood’s most prestigious filmmakers, including Steven Spielberg (Empire of the Sun), Richard Donner (The Goonies), Andrew Davis (The Fugitive), Martin Brest (Midnight Run), Christopher Nolan (Memento), The Wachowskis (The Matrix, Bound, Sense-8), and Jerry Bruckheimer (Bad Boys 1, 2, & 3) among others. In addition to working on critically acclaimed feature films, Pantoliano has amassed an incredible resume of theatre credits. He received an LA Critics Circle Nomination for originating the role of Philip in Orphans and played Aldo in the world premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s Italian American Reconciliation, directed by Shanley. Pantoliano’s television appearances have included the likes of the hit TV series “The Sopranos,” for which he received a Primetime Emmy®️ Award for his performance as Ralph Cifaretto. Pantoliano has also lent his talents to writing two memoirs. The first, Who's Sorry Now: The True Story of a Stand-Up Guy, was released in 2003 to critical acclaim and became a New York Times best seller. Pantoliano later wrote the sequel, Asylum: Hollywood Tales From My Great Depression: Brain Dis-Ease, Recovery and Being My Mother's Son. Pantoliano can most recently be seen in From the Vine, Tacoma FD, and Bad Boys for Life reuniting with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. He recently completed filming on the independent feature film, Home Delivery, opposite Donald Faison, Jimmi Simpson, and Lesley Ann Warren. Pantoliano is an advocate for mental health, with his award-winning documentary, No Kidding! Me 2!! and his non-profit of the same name.
Additional casting to be announced.
has been writing shows since he was a student at Bronx High School of Science. He was signed to Polydor Records and recorded an album backed by Van Morrison’s band, entitled Shoot For The Moon. He had songs recorded in movies and television. As a musician he backed up the iconic Chuck Berry all over the world. He also shared stages with Elton John, Jay Leno, James Brown, Gary U.S. Bonds, The Drifters, Ben E. King, Martha and the Vandellas, Percy Sledge, and many other notable entertainers. Musical Director, Forever Motown. Kupper’s theater work includes lyrics and music for an adaption of Freckleface Strawberry, based on the bestselling book by Julianne Moore, co-writing the script with Rose Caiola (New World Stages). The show was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle award for Best Musical and was named one of the “seven best family shows for Children in NYC” by WCBS. Other productions include Consumer Behavior (songs and co-wrote the book, Fringe Festival), Timmy The Great (Jay Binder, Savion Glover, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, directors), and Rubirosa (Playwrights Horizons).
was a staff writer and editor at Night Beat Magazine and the editor of Rock Magazine. He has written over 200 published pieces on the rock and roll culture, including in the autobiography of Bruce Springsteen. His first published piece was an interview in The Village Voice with Alan Freed. He produced dozens of rock and roll concerts, including the series of 30 Original Rock & Roll Shows in partnership with CBS Broadcasting in NYC. Marshak has had six productions in Las Vegas, including the longest-running show in history, Love Potion #10. He was the house producer at the Sid Caesar Theater and produced the road shows for Golda, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Play It Again Sam, Groucho, Forever Motown, The Golden Years of Music, Aaron Banks Wonderful World of Martial Arts, and The Golden Years of Comedy. He is the producer of the current touring version of Forever Motown and Lonesome Traveler and has managed The Drifters for forty years.
Founder and Executive Artistic Director of Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (mmac), a state-of-the-art dance and movement classroom, studio and performance facility near Lincoln Center, and Manhattan Youth Ballet, one of the country’s premier classical ballet academies. Rose conceived, co-wrote, and produced the Off-Broadway premiere of Freckleface Strawberry The Musical (Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best New Musical), based on Julianne Moore’s children’s book, which premiered at New World Stages and is currently being licensed worldwide by Music Theatre International. Rose began her career as a dancer and actress and is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
is a Tony Award® nominee for co-conceiving and directing It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues at Lincoln Center. He is also known (both as writer and director) for his critically acclaimed Hank Williams: Lost Highway (Drama Desk, Lortel nom, Outstanding Musical; 2 years at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville) and his Janis Joplin bio-musical Love, Janis, which surpassed 700 performances at the former Village Gate. Mr. Myler's other numerous credits include co-conceiving Nat King Cole and Me with Gregory Porter; directing former Ronette Ronnie Spector's triumphant UK tour of Beyond the Beehive; directing Dream A Little Dream: The Mamas and Papas Musical with “Papa” Denny Doherty; Fire On The Mountain: Music Of The Coal Mines (Best Musical—Bay Area Critics); and, most recently, I'll Take You There: The Music Of Muscle Shoals. His extensive regional credits include The Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alley Theatre, Seattle Rep, Denver Center, Dallas Theatre Center, San Diego's Old Globe, and many others.
is a Drama Desk and Grammy® Award-winning Broadway performer, director, and choreographer. She’s the Associate Choreographer, Global Dance Supervisor, and an original cast member of the Tony & Olivier Award-winning smash Hamilton on Broadway, West End, and tours. Additional original company Broadway credits: In the Heights, If/Then, Bring It On (Assoc. Chor.). Other choreography and direction: Mozart (Carnegie Hall), In the Heights (Kennedy Center), This is Sadie (NYCCT), Little Shop of Horrors (ART), Gypsy (Marriot Theater), Rock of Ages (Drury Lane, PCLO), Frank Wildhorn’s Zelda (Flatrock Playhouse), Children of Salt (NYMF). Other choreography commissions: New Deco Orchestra, Norwegian Cruise Lines, American Dance Machine at The Joyce, and NBA’s Brooklynettes Dance Team. TV/Film Choreography: Victoria’s Secret “Umbrella Commercial Campaign,” George Michael X Vogue Music Video, “Let The Right One In” (Showtime), “Hunters” (Netflix). Stephanie was the choreographer behind the viral 2018 Super Bowl commercial “Time of My Life,” starring Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. Please visit KatiesArtProject.Org to learn more the non-profit she founded in 2010.
Native New Yorker, keyboardist, singer, songwriter, and music director, Dave is a 35-year veteran of the Blues, American Roots, and Broadway music scenes both in the pit and as a worldwide live touring musician in support of his 7 CDs. Dave’s Broadway credits include being the Associate Conductor for the 6-year Broadway run of the Grammy®-winning show Smokey Joe’s Cafe, in addition to other Broadway shows such as Lennon, Hot Feet, and numerous others. Over the last 10 years, in addition to his own band and solo gigs, Dave worked with bluesman Popa Chubby and R&R queen Ronnie Spector in addition to lengthy stints with such iconic legends as Odetta, David Johansen, Bo Diddley, Darlene Love, rockabilly man Sleepy LaBeef, and gospel great Marie Knight. Recently nominated for his 4th Blues Music Award, Dave is thrilled to be returning to his roots playing the great music of Rock & Roll Man.
Effective Date: February 23, 2023
When you register for the ROCK & ROLL MAN mailing list to receive updates, we use the information you provide about yourself only to complete that request. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that request. We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Unless the same email addresses have been used to register for the ROCK & ROLL MAN mailing list, such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.
The Google Analytics tracking code used on this site allows ROCK & ROLL MAN to track Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. This data allows a better understanding of who our users are and how converting and non-converting users differ. These demographic and interest categories are also used to target ads on the Google Display Network. Using Ads Settings (https://www.google.com/settings/ads), users can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize their Google Display Network ad settings.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we put in place reasonably appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Should you elect to register for the ROCK & ROLL MAN mailing list, your email address will be stored within a third-party communication system – MailChimp. Though MailChimp's servers are located in the United States of America. MailChimp has stated that it is committed to achieving compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which requires that all data subjects be notified within 72 hours of discovery of a data breach.