Rocktopia, which opens March 27 at the Broadway Theatre, describes itself as a “concert event that fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces,” and features the works of Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Heart, Puccini, The Who and more.
The show features singers (accompanied by a five-piece band) from diverse genres: the show’s co-creator Rob Evan (Les Misérables, Trans-Siberian Orchestra); Chloe Lowery (Yanni’s Voices); Tony Vincent (American Idiot); Kimberly Nichole (The Voice); and opera singer Alyson Cambridge.
Zander’s guest appearance is the second such addition announced by the show: Pat Monahan, lead singer of the band Train, will make his Broadway debut as the featured guest vocalist for the first three weeks of the concert’s run, March 20 – April 8.
Zander, whose hits with Cheap Trick include “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” and “Dream Police,” will appear in Rocktopia from April 23-29.
Rocktopia is produced by Rocktopia Broadway LLC in association with Hughes Wall LLC.