Twisted Sister Rock Icon Dee Snider to Guest-Star in Broadway’s Rocktopia

first_img Rocktopia Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on April 29, 2018 Dee Snider, lead singer of the multi-platinum-selling band Twisted Sister, will return to Broadway as a special guest vocalist in Rocktopia from April 9-15. The much-anticipated concert event celebrates its opening at the Broadway Theatre tonight, March 27.Snider became lead singer of Twisted Sister in 1976 and wrote the massive hits “I Wanna Rock” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” He was previously seen on Broadway as Dennis in the Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages, which featured both of his hit songs.Developed over eight years, Rocktopia is inspired by the idea that if Beethoven or Mozart were alive today, they would be modern-day rock stars. With extensive knowledge of both genres, Evan and Fleisher looked for common themes, potency and emotional resonance in the songs before fusing them together to create explosive and moving new musical arrangements. In addition to Mozart, Queen, Beethoven and Journey, Rocktopia showcases the works of musical innovators like Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Pink Floyd, Heart, Rachmaninoff, Foreigner, Copland and The Who.Rocktopia features lead vocalists, a five-piece rock band, a choir of 40 and an orchestra of 20. Along with Evan and Monahan, the cast includes Broadway alum Tony Vincent (American Idiot), with Chloe Lowery (Yanni’s Voices), Kimberly Nichole (The Voice) and Alyson Cambridge (La Bohème). Train frontman Pat Monahan plays a limited engagement in the show through April 8 while Cheap Trick lead singer Robin Zander will appear from April 23-29.last_img

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