Open run | 2h 20m | Midtown W

Rock of Ages

From 690 member  reviews
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. More…

"Rock of Ages" tells the story of a small-town girl, a city boy, and a rock ‘n’ roll romance on the Sunset Strip. But when the bar where rock reigns supreme is set to be demolished, it’s up to these wannabe rockers and their band of friends to save the day – and the music. "Rock of Ages" features such hits as "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "I Wanna Know What Love Is," "Here I Go Again," "Don't Stop Believin’," and many more.


Member Reviews (690)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Delightful, Clever
83
Avg Score

91
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.

Also I saw this a couple times on Broadway and loved it and it has maintain... Read more Read less

65
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.

Also This was a really hard show to score... Production-wise, this 10th ann... Read more Read less

89
Resonant, Refreshing, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Still a winner.We have seen Rock..at 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)

80
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.

Also Small-town-livin' girl. Lonely world. Goin' anywhere.

90
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.

Also Never saw this before so going this show I though it be so so. I was w... Read more Read less

72
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.

Also Bit raunchy so don't bring the young kids.Don't sit up front or you wi... Read more Read less

45
Plain

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

Also I don’t see a lot of musicals. And when I think about why I don’t see ... Read more Read less

80
Fluffy, Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You're looking for a fun evening or Rock classics that are a blast to hear and watch come alive.

Don't see it if You need a real story. It's a super flimsy one, and it's raunchy and LOUD.

65
Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like LOUD 80's music and don't expect much more.

Don't see it if You are old like i am and hate overly loud music with very little else to offer other than good performers working with what they had.

77
Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You’re a Meatloaf fan and like Rock musicals.

Don't see it if You’re looking for an easy time at the theatre..

82
Good band, Good singing, Loud, Mindless, Fun

See it if a fan of 1980's hair bands: you don't expect depth or character development; you appreciate hard working talented cast; in the mood for fun

Don't see it if don't like very loud music or use of strobe lights; have limited expectations; want clever dialogue.

Also The show does not take itself seriously & delivers on what it sets out... Read more Read less

83
Great date show, Entertaining, Fun

See it if you want a fun night of theater and enjoy the music of the '70s and '80s. Nothing serious here, but the talent is good to excellent

Don't see it if you always need serious theater. Or you need across the board extraordinary performance, even in an ensemble piece.

Also Just a fun night with one brilliant "hook" about 3 scenes prior to the... Read more Read less

72
Nostalgic, Great singing, Fluffy, Cliched, Doesn't take itself seriously

See it if Go for a flashback to some of those wild 80's hair bands and the rock 'n roll you grew up with.

Don't see it if you actually want an interesting story, LOL. At least the show does not take itself seriously.

79
Entertaining

See it if As delightfully cheesy as an innocent, yet striving to be hardcore 80s love ballad of a girl meets boy in grungy LA.

Don't see it if Dislike 80s rock/metal music / culture (women are sex objects/accessories, long hair, etc.). Very off Broadway feel with fourth wall jokes.

Also Diversity: almost all White. Two side characters are Black. Mostly wor... Read more Read less

89
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.

72
Loud, Fluffy, Fun, Cliched, Great staging

See it if You want a fun jukebox musical with not much depth to the story, but generally good entertainment.

Don't see it if You're looking for something moving. This ain't that.

Also So, fun story. I stopped into a Mexican restaurant before the show for... Read more Read less

62
Cliched, Insipid, Great performances, Weak story, Fun music

See it if you love 80s music and don't care that the songs are weaved around a laughably bad story line. If you can let that go, you'll have fun

Don't see it if you want a decent plot and any sort of character development. While it may have been fun, it could have been so much better

Also I LOVE 80s music and I should have loved this show, but I just couldn'... Read more Read less

70
Raunchy, Funny, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you grew up in the 80s, don't mind VERY loud music; and enjoy campy shows.

Don't see it if you don't like music at ear piercing decibels; a few very raunchy scenes; and aren't that familiar with 80s songs.

Also An understudy portrayed the female lead the night I saw it. She didn't... Read more Read less

64
Indulgent, Fluffy, Cliched, Dated

See it if you're a fan of jukebox musicals or '80s rock

Don't see it if you want any real originality

80
Enchanting, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Loved the 80's, big hair and rock & roll. Fun show to see with great songs, well acted. Lots of fun, makes you want to sing.

Don't see it if You never liked rock, big hair or loud music. If someone signing along bothers you, this is not the show for you. Bit raunchy, but fun.

Also I felt that this stage was to small for all that was happening on stag... Read more Read less

82
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You liked the 80s and rock. You liked the movie. Love bad 80s hair and love stories

Don't see it if You do not like 80s. Or prefer more serious fare

85
Great staging, Great singing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You are in the Mood for an evening of Entertainment. Great music and staging and a ride down memory lane of the 80s

Don't see it if You want a serious well developed plot and characters. This is mostly about good entertainment and trying to make it in the tough world

45
Cliched, Funny, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if you love 80s hair band music and enjoy fourth-grade humor

Don't see it if you you are looking for any substance

50
Fluffy, Funny, Cliched, Banal, Delightful

See it if you want a cheesy show with 80s rock music and over-the-top acting.

Don't see it if you want a more serious show with three-dimensional characters and a more substantive plot.

83
Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You loved the original and HAVE to see it again - you LOVE the music - you want to see the beloved musical in an intimate theater.

Don't see it if You hate 80s rock music and 80s themes. You want to see something new and innovative - this is a revival. I would not recommend for children


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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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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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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