A rock musical with the greatest hits of the '80s.
You wanna rock? Then you should have been at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on July 1, where the Tony-nominated new musical Rock of Ages shattered the Guinness World Record for world’s largest air guitar ensemble. The previous record, set on June 13 by an assemblage of 440 at a music festival in Donington Park, U.K., was smashed by a total of 810 would-be rockers at the Brooks Atkinson directly following the matinee performance. One-time U.S. Air Guitar Champion (yes, there is such a thing) William Ocean led the mass of air instrumentalists to victory, breaking down the essentials of the craft in a quick post-show lesson. The musical’s cast, crew, audience members and additional fans then jammed out for more than two minutes to the famed guitar solo from Journey's hit “Don’t Stop Believin'.” Hundreds of people, a world champion air guitarist and the cast of one of Broadway’s hottest shows literally rocking the house together? These are pictures you won’t want to miss!