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April 30, 2010

American Idol's Constantine Maroulis to star in 'Rock of Ages' at Hippodrome

Constantine Maroulis"American Idol" contestant Constantine Maroulis (pictured) will star in the Hippodrome's production of "Rock of Ages," officials announced today.

Maroulis, who appeared on season four of "American Idol," was the lead in the Broadway production of the '80s-themed musical, will reprise his role in the off-Broadway tour.

The play, which features music from Journey, Whitesnake and Night Ranger, comes to the Hippdrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center Nov. 30-Dec. 5.

"I am thrilled," Jeff Daniel, the theater's vice president and executive director, wrote in an e-mail. 

"Constantine is a legitimate rocker/front man and "American Idol" finalist. This is going to make "Rock of Ages" one great show."

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:38 AM | | Comments (23)


YAY! Go Constantine!

I tried out. Guess I didn't get the part.

Who knew that Chris Sligh was really Indian. Many blessings upon you my good man. May Vishnu bring you good fortune.

Is that picture the unholy product of one night of love between David Lee Roth and Heath Ledger's Joker?

Awesome. We just saw him two weeks ago @ the Broadway production for their 100th show. He has a great voice and isn't a bad actor. Nice guy, too.

I'd highly recommend this show to anyone who loves 80s hair metal. The lead guitarist in the band is actually in Night Ranger, there were girls in g-strings dancing around, and "Oh Sherrie" features prominently in the plotline!

Who's Constantine Maroulis?

My god he never fails to creep me out in a major way. *shudder*


Out of thousands of pictures of Constantine- many of them from Rock of Ages- you chose the worst one possible. I'm assuming that was not intentional.. :)
He is extremely talented, extraodinarily personable, and judging from the crowds at the stage door every night, (men, women, kids), he'll be a huge hit 'on the road' in Rock Of Ages.

Hey Jess,

We only had a half dozen photos in our archive, actually, and I liked this one. He looks recklessly satisfied, as though a bowel movement had gone particularly well for him that morning.

The is one awesome show, and Constantine is one awesome performer. This is one of those shows that you never get tired of seeing. I've seen it 7 times including both off Broadway and on Broadway. When it travels down to my neck of the country, I'll be there to see it again!! I'm so glad it's going to be Constantine again in the lead role. He makes the show what it is. Constantine is Drew and Drew is Constantine. The role was made for him.

I have seen Constantine perform in Rock of Ages on Broadway several times and I am thrilled that Baltimore will be seeing him in his Tony-nominated starring role. The entire show is tremendous. Constantine has received unanimously positive reviews of his acting, the heart and soul he brings to his performance and his amazing voice, those "Lungs of Steel". Anyone who may have thought negatively of Constantine in the past and has now seen him in Rock of Ages has been totally wowed by his performance. They are now believers.

Got the chance to see this while in NYC last year, Constantine was fantastic! The entire show is just awesome fun, from start to finish. Can't wait to see it again.

Sam Sessa: Grow up and get a life.

Constantine: Congratulations and have a great tour. You are going to rock the country.

Maroulisites are out in full force! Constanteenyboppers?

I can't think of anything lamer than someone who was on a TV karaoke show singing lame 80s hair metal strung together with a lame storyline. I think it would so bad it's worth the price just for the comedy of it.

Rock on!


Can't wait to see this!! I have some friends who saw it in New York and LOVED it!

He looks like Satan's scrote waxer

They sell alcohol at the show in NYC. I'm hoping they'll do that here, too, because it's part of the rock-concert atmosphere they have going that makes it fun.

When we got our playbill they gave us a plastic lighter with an LED light instead of a flame. To hold up and wave during the slow songs. I thought that was a particularly nice touch.

The show is definitely cheese, but it's 100% intentional, and is actually very funny.

Who's Constantine Maroulis?

Come on, gang, don't leave BC hanging here.

I'll bite. EXXXXXXXXACTLY!!!!!!!! ;)


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