50th Anniversary Album Celebration
Hailed as an undisputed masterwork of The Who’s career, Who’s Next changed the world of rock after it was released in 1971 as their 5th studio album. With timeless songs like “Baba O’Riley” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” Who’s Next continues to resonate with listeners as if it were written yesterday.
The Rock Project has combined some of the best rock voices of contemporary Broadway and an all star band to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of this Triple Platinum album, track-by-track and note-for-note, in a live streamed concert event. This concert also celebrates The Who’s greatest hits; so expect to hear other masterpieces like “Pinball Wizard” and “Long Live Rock” just to name a few.
Featuring popular Long Island based band, Wonderous Stories, and the powerful Broadway voices of Constantine Maroulis (two-time Tony Award Nominee, American Idol), Justin Matthew Sargent (Rock of Ages, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Lana Gordon (Chicago, The Lion King), and Michael Wartella (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wicked).
Patrons will be able to stream on a computer, through any streaming service (AndroidTV, Roku, AppleTV, or Amazon FireTV), and on any IOS or Android device.
About the Cast
Constantine Maroulis is a two-time Tony Award nominee who has played leading roles in the Broadway productions of Rock of Ages; Jekyll and Hyde and The Wedding Singer. He was introduced to worldwide audiences during his epic run as a finalist during the heyday of “American Idol” and remains one of the show’s all-time fan favorites.
Justin Matthew Sargent starred as Drew in the Broadway company of Rock of Ages for over 500 performances. He also starred in the title role in the New York company of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. He also appeared in NBC’s live telecast of Jesus Christ Superstar.
Lana Gordon co-starred as Velma Kelly in the current Broadway production of Chicago and was recently featured on NBC’s One Night Only ‘The Best of Broadway’ hosted by Tina Fey. She also created the role of Shenzi in the original Broadway cast of The Lion King.
Michael Wartella created the role of Mike Tee Vee in the Broadway production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and played the role of Boq in the smash Broadway hit Wicked.
Wonderous Stories features band members who have played with artists such as: The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, James Brown, Roger Plant, Neil Diamond, Dave Mason, Debbie Gibson, and more.