Amy Spanger, currently starring as small town girl Sherri in Tony Award nominated Best Musical Rock of Ages, is temporarily out of the production due to health reasons. Spanger, who last performed with the cast and special guests Poison live at the 2009 Tony Awards on June 7, will return to the show June 29. Rock of Ages, directed by Kristin Hanggi, is currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theater.
“Amy Spanger has been on vocal rest per her doctor’s order since Monday, June 8th and will return to the show on Monday, June 29th,” the show’s producers said. “We look forward to her return.”
Understudy Savannah Wise will continue to play the role of Sherri until Spanger rejoins the cast.
Rock of Ages is set in 1987 on the Sunset Strip, where a small town girl meets a big city rocker in L.A.’s most famous rock club. Their arena-rock love story is told through the hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more. Written by Chris D'Arienzo, Rock of Agesopened off-Broadway on October 16 at New World Stages and played its final performance on January 4. The show made its world premiere in Los Angeles at The Vanguard.
In addition to Spanger, Rock of Ages features Constantine Maroulis, James Carpinello, Adam Dannheisser, Mitchell Jarvis, Michele Mais, Lauren Molina, Paul Schoeffler, Wesley Taylor, Ericka Hunter, Jeremy Jordan, Michael Minarik, Angel Reed, Bahiyah Sayyed-Gaines, Katherine Tokarz, Andre Ward, Savannah Wise, Tad Wilson and Jeremy Woodard. The show is choreographed by Kelly Devine, with scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Gregory Gale, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Peter Hylenski, projection design by Zachary Borovay and musical supervision by Ethan Popp.