Rock of Ages
Closed 2h 20m
Rock of Ages
85

Rock of Ages NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(706 Ratings)
Positive
91%
Mixed
7%
Negative
2%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

About the Show

The original Broadway hit production is back to celebrate its 10th anniversary. This five-time Tony Award-nominated musical features an electric score full of classic ‘80s rock anthems.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (706)

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70 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if if you love 80 music go - they are great

Don't see it if if you don't like the 80 music

137 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Great acting, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You love, love the 80's and the music of that time period. You will want to dance and sing along the entire time. You will make friends here

Don't see it if You don't like racy sexual scenes or want something intellectual. Not good young children; should be at least 16 to see this.

84 Reviews | 1 Follower
99
Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful

See it if You love the 80s

Don't see it if You hate the 80s

120 Reviews | 12 Followers
99
Absorbing, Delightful, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if A throw back to great music. Funny. Cast is great!

Don't see it if Like loud musicals.

160 Reviews | 17 Followers
96
Masterful, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love musical theatre or are a fan of rock music. Actually believe this is better now it’s in a smaller venue. Brilliant show.

Don't see it if You are not into rock musical theatre or having a good time.

201 Reviews | 21 Followers
95
Raunchy, Hilarious, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy rock music from the 80s and wouldn't be offended by some risque, raunchy bits

Don't see it if You dislike rock music or want to see a drama or are offended by profanity and sexual innuendo or raunchiness. Read more

181 Reviews | 39 Followers
93
Romantic, Endearing, Great singing, Delightful, Silly fun!

See it if Youd like to rock out to a charming well acted, sung & danced indulgently fun musical. It's a good humour & romance. Cast gives it their all

Don't see it if Was smiling start to finish, but if ur cynically inclined or seeking something subtle, experimental or "new", this wont serve; it's just fun

124 Reviews | 37 Followers
93
Great singing, Romantic, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you love music from the 80s. If you want to see a funny musical with great singing and rock and roll. If you liked the movie.

Don't see it if you hate musicals. If you hate rock and the music from the eighties. If you hated the movie skip this musical.

Critic Reviews (11)

The New York Times
July 4th, 2019

Review: ‘Rock of Ages’ Returns, Scaled Down but Big Hair Intact In a limited run Off Broadway, the jukebox musical about love and rocking out in the 1980s now includes songs by Def Leppard.
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Theatermania
July 8th, 2019

Rock of Ages Still Rocks The classic rock jukebox musical returns to New York for its 10th anniversary.
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New York Stage Review
July 5th, 2019

★★★ A decade after its first air guitar riff, the hair-metal jukebox musical is back—and it’s still nothin’ but a good time
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Theatre's Leiter Side
July 11th, 2019

"You go to 'Rock of Ages' for its music, not its plots…or its string of incessantly raunchy juvenilia…The music, though, if it's up your alley, certainly shivers the timbres [sic!] with a succession of vocally explosive and physically dynamic performances."
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The New York Times
April 7th, 2009
For a previous production

“A seriously silly, absurdly enjoyable arena-rock musical...Written with winky wit...directed with zest...sung with scorching heat by a spirited cast, and featuring a towering stack of heavy-rotation favorites from the glory years of MTV— this karaoke comedy about warped-vinyl dreams is about as guilty as pleasures get...’Rock of Ages’ does not aspire to be a Broadway musical for the ages, but for anyone whose youth coincided with the time period...the siren call...may be impossible to resist.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 8th, 2009
For a previous production

“’Rock of Ages’ is a mangled singing, dancing extravaganza...’Rock of Ages’ is too full of self-conscious winks, nudges, and wine-cooler jokes to be much fun. There’s energy onstage, all right, but it’s unfocused and muddled. The dancers wriggle about in epaulette-shouldered leather jackets and neon animal-print Spandex, trying to conjure the big-haired ghosts of a lost era. They only end up looking cheap and desperate. This is no way to get your rocks off.”
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Variety
April 7th, 2009
For a previous production

“This unapologetically silly hair-metal jukebox musical will probably have you gulping tequila shots and singing along...A purpose-built, featherweight plot, the show has an abiding affection for its inglorious era that goes some way toward selling its brash charms...Hanggi knows better than to loiter long between songs, and while it’s overstretched for a show that waves its lack of substance like a banner, 'Rock of Ages' keeps moving.”
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Entertainment Weekly
April 7th, 2009
For a previous production

“A Broadway musical that masquerades as an ’80s cover-band concert...With its glaring lack of wit and sophistication, D’Arienzo’s book might well have been cribbed from an episode of ‘Saved by the Bell’...For Gen Xers on a nostalgia trip, though, this Off Broadway transfer does provide its Memorex-induced pleasures...Is ‘Rock of Ages’ nothin’ but a good time? Not quite. But it’s frequently more fun than it has any right to be.”
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