Dee Snider, backed by the band Arsenal from Broadway's Rock of Ages (Joel Hoekstra, Tommy Kesslr, Winston Roye, Jon Weber), sings Twisted Sister's "I Wanna Rock" as part of the Rock n Roll Debauchery Concert to support Rock of Ages' Michele Mais at The Cutting Room, New York City, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Click image to see video.
Dee Snider, the Twisted Sister frontman, will join the cast of the Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
Snider, who can also be seen in the A&E reality show “Growing Up Twisted,” will play nightclub owner Dennis for an 11-week engagement beginning Oct. 11 and continuing through Dec. 24.
He will also host “Rock Senate Hearings," a weekly Tuesday-night talkback series beginning Oct. 19. The first of these sessions will feature Mick Jones, founder of the rock group Foreigner.
The musical comedy Rock of Ages borrows rock hits of the 1980s to tell the story of showbiz lovers in L.A. The score includes "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "I Wanna Know What Love Is," "Here I Go Again," "Don't Stop Believin'" and more.
Rock of Ages is written by Chris D'Arienzo, directed by Kristin Hanggi and choreographed by Kelly Devine.
The cast currently features Joey Taranto, Emily Padgett, Josephine Rose Roberts, Adam Dannheisser, Mitchell Jarvis, Michele Mais, Paul Schoeffler, Derek St. Pierre, Jenifer Foote, Ericka Hunter, Jay Klaitz, Michael Minarik, Julie Nelson, Justin Matthew Sargent, Matthew Stocke, Sarrah Strimel, Becca Tobin, Andre Ward, Katie Webber and Jeremy Woodard.
Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com and at (877) 250-2929 or in person at The Brooks Atkinson box office (256 West 47th Street).
Rock of Ages stars Constantine Maroulis, Amy Spanger and James Carpinello will be performing on Tuesday, March 3rd at the "Rock-It Science" Festival at New York's Highline Ballroom in conjunction with the Sensory and Emotion Network, an organization focused on funding research and creating awareness of Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD), a brain-based problem that affects approximately five percent of school age children in the U.S.
Other artists scheduled to perform include Rufus Wainwright, Gary Lucas, Peter Holsapple, Steve Wynn, Lenny Kaye, Dee Snider, the Kennedys, Stuart Chatwood of the Tea Party, Pamela Lus, and many more!
Showtime is 6:30pm and tickets are $25.00, available through the Highline Ballroom web site. Come on out to support a worthy cause and enjoy a night of terrific music!