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Rock of Ages

Book by Chris D'Arienzo
Kristin Hangii, Director
Brooks Atkinson Theater 2009
    Also:
            Helen Hayes Theater, Broadway
            Shaftsbury Theatre, Garrick Theatre, London
            New World Stages, Off-Broadway
            Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
            Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto
            Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas
            US National Tour
            UK National Tour
            Norwegian Cruise Lines

Don't Stop Believin'
Company
 
Don't Stop Believin'
Mitchell Jarvis & Company
 
Nothin' But A Good Time
Adam Dannheisser & Company
 
Too Much Time on My Hands
Mitchell Jarvis, Adam Dannheisser, Constantine Maroulis, Savannah Wise & James Carpinello
 
To Be With You
Constantine Maroulis & Amy Spanger
 
We're Not Gonna Take It
Lauren Molina & Company
 
I Want to Know What Love Is
Amy Spanger & James Carpinello
 
Ja'Keith's Office
Andre Ward & Constantine Maroulis
 
Any Way You Want It
Angel Reed, Katherine Tokarz & Savannah Wise
 
Any Way You Want It
Mitchell Jarvis, Amy Spanger & Adam Dannheisser
 
The Search is Over
Amy Spanger & Constantine Maroulis
 
Don't Stop Believin'
Company
 
Set Design Sketch

Norwegian Cruise Lines, 2013

Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas 2012

Shaftsbury Theatre, London 2011

Comedy Theater, Melbourne, Australia 2011
 
Helen Hayes Theatre, Broadway 2011

US National Tour, 2010

Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto 2010

Off-Broadway at New World Stages 2009
 
Off-Broadway
Cum on Feel the Noise
Will Swensen
  
Off-Broadway
Livin' In Paradise
Savannah Wise, Nova Bergeron, Angel Reed & Jeremy Woodard
 
Off-Broadway
I Wanna Know What Love Is
Kelli Barrett and Will Swensen
 
Off-Broadway
Harden my Heart
Kelli Barrett
 
Broadway:
"Ace designers (costumes by Gregory Gale, hair and wigs by Tom Watson and sets by Beowulf Boritt) mockingly evoke the sights, sounds and smells of the era with an affection so pure and an aesthetic so archly on-target that the familiar is freshened by a festive parade of gumdrop-colored lingerie and pungent grunge. When somebody pulls out a four-pack of
Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers, the audience roars as if at a punch line of supreme perceptiveness"
~ Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Beowulf Boritt's witty set is a jumble of iconic signage -- the Chateau Marmont, an Angelyne billboard, Jack Daniels ads -- that re-creates Los Angeles' Sunset Strip in the '80s. That setting frames Dupree's Bourbon Room, a fictional venue festooned with bras and panties of groupies past."
~David Rooney, Variety

"This Off-Broadway transfer does provide its Memorex-induced pleasures - often embedded in Beowulf Boritt's clever set and prop design"
~Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly

"The design is first rate; Beowulf Boritt has had the luxury to deck out the entire space with a set that extends far past the proscenium and through the theater."
~David Gordon, Theatremania

"The rock club set by Beowulf Boritt encapsulates the sunset strip in a single space, from its period Angelyne billboard and strip club signs to bar walls full of rock memorabilia."
~Terry Morgan, Daily Variety

Off-Broadway:
"The flash-and-trash ambience in Beowulf Boritt's set never lags."
~Andy Webster, The New York Times 

"The detailed rock club interior, designed by Beowulf Boritt, looks distinctly authentic."
~Jennifer Farrarr, AP

"The scenic design is gleefully materialistic."
~Matthew Murray, Talkin' Broadway

National Tour:

“The rock club set by Beowulf Boritt encapsulates the sunset strip in a single space, from its period Angelyne billboard and strip club signs to bar walls full of rock memorabilia.”

 ~ Terry Morgan, Daily Variety

Toronto:

"For 1980s nostalgics, Rock of Ages is no doubt a visual treat, from Gregory Gale's rad costumes to set designer Beowulf Boritt's well-curated collection of vintage Slurpee cups and wine coolers."
~J. Kelly Nestruck, Toronto Globe & Mail

"Beowulf Boritt's set is amusingly angled to permit maximum use of cock-eyed projections, and his is clearly a name to remember"
~Robert Cushman, National Post

"It is redeemed by the strength of Kristin Hanggi's production, Beowulf Boritt's fun set design (which features weird scaffolding, a Molson sign, tacky neon and an agreeable sense of crumbling decay), - and, above all, the show's refusal to take itself seriously."
~Jamie Portman, Ottawa Citizen

Australia:

"Production design is from Broadway and fits like a glove in the Comedy. The set, a clustered collage of 80s decadence, allows cinematic crosscuts and seamless scene changes." ~Simon Parris, Theatre People Australia


 
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