Rock of Ages
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Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages NYC Reviews and Tickets

(700 Reviews)
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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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Member Reviews (700)

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1015 Reviews | 420 Followers
Fun!!!, Hilarious, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You want to have a rock in’ good time! This show is just lots of fun! You probably know all/most of the songs. Great singing. Fun staging.

Don't see it if You’re looking for something deep and meaningful. This is LOUD and it’s the flimsiest of stories but it’s fun and funny. Have a drink. Read more

715 Reviews | 108 Followers
Very loud, Raunchy, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like a lively musical laced with loudly sung and played songs from the 80's. Really geared toward the younger audience.Lively and fun!

Don't see it if you like a mature musical with a serious plot or if you don't like loud music.This is a very very very loud show. Read more

671 Reviews | 131 Followers
Hilarious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if Music from the 80, this show is about FUN/LAUGHS with music you may have heard over the years.

Don't see it if Not a serious show and with loud music. Read more

677 Reviews | 190 Followers
Nostalgic (for some), Great singing, Banal, Insipid, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy 80s hair band karaoke; you "Can't fight this feeling" for "Nothin' but a good time".

Don't see it if you don't have some drinks before (and during) the show; you prefer erudition to pure, unabashed frivolity. Read more

506 Reviews | 1000 Followers
Resonant, Refreshing, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Still a winner.We have seen the same site eons ago. and later on Broadway and again yesterday. It still rocks. Huge cast all rock

Don't see it if Not for those who gave up on Rock. (Music is loud)

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
Disappointing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Big-headband soft-metal group relive heyday for final performance as singer and server crank up romance.

Don't see it if Essentially a concert version of its Broadway run. What's really missing is the knock-out '80s dive-bar set. Read more

504 Reviews | 255 Followers
Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like rock music, you will be singing along. The audience was having a rocking good times.

Don't see it if You don’t like loud music.

520 Reviews | 107 Followers

See it if You are looking for a night out where are you don’t have to think and you are a fan of popular music from the 1980s

Don't see it if You are looking to be challenged in anyway. This is as basic as you can get for a musical Read more

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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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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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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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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