Raise your lighters, because the original Drew is coming back to The Bourbon Room! Constantine Maroulis will return to the cast of Rock of Ages beginning August 4. The Tony nominee will play a 12-week engagement (through October 26) at the Helen Hayes Theatre.
In a statement spoofing LeBron James' recent Sports Illustrated essay (how often do you hear us say that?), Maroulis said the show “holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I'm their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. My relationship with Rock of Ages is bigger than Broadway. I didn't realize that four years ago. I do now.”
Maroulis was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Rock of Ages when the show opened in 2009. He also starred in the tuner off-Broadway and headlined the national tour. He most recently appeared on Broadway in Jekyll & Hyde. A finalist on the fourth season of American Idol, Maroulis' other stage credits include Broadway’s The Wedding Singer, off-Broadway’s Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and the national tour of Rent.
Featuring a score of classic rock hits including "Here I Go Again," “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, an aspiring rock star who moves to Los Angeles to make his dreams come true. The show celebrated its fifth anniversary in April of this year.
The current cast of Rock of Ages includes Aaron C. Finley as Drew, Carrie St. Louis as Sherrie, Joey Calveri as Stacee Jaxx, Adam Dannheisser as Dennis, Genson Blimline as Lonny, Josephine Rose Roberts as Regina, Cody Scott Lancaster as Franz, Paul Schoeffler as Hertz and Teresa Stanley as Justice.