After a 6 year run, Rock of Ages is set to close on Broadway, it was announced Tuesday morning. American Idol season 4 alum, Constantine Maroulis, originated the role of Drew, the lead role, when the show opened in 2009. He also appeared in the national touring company of the production from 2010-2011. After leaving the show for new opportunities in 2011, he returned to ROA earlier this year to reprise the role.
The show is set to close on January 18.
Rock of Ages earned 5 Tony nominations, including a Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for Constantine. Big Brother alum, Frankie Grande, recently joined the cast as Franz.
“It’s hard to believe that a decade has passed since our 45-minute showcase at King King, a little dive bar on Hollywood Boulevard. That was the night Rock of Ages came to life, and what this incredible team has achieved since is nothing short of triumphant,” producer Matthew Weaver stated. “We landed Off-Broadway in the midst of the financial meltdown and yet, against all odds — thanks to the sheer determination, grit, naivety and enthusiasm of our dream team of creatives, actors and producers — opened on Broadway in the spring of 2009 to an overwhelming embrace from critics and audiences alike.”
— Constantine Maroulis (@ConstantineM) November 18, 2014