The Rock Project honors the 50th anniversary of The Who’s legendary album WHO’S NEXT along with other greatest hits in a streamed performance shot live from the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Long Island’s premier concert hall. The performance will feature powerful contemporary Broadway voices along with the incredible band Wonderous Stories and special guest musicians on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. (EST) and will be available through May 2. Tickets are $20, plus applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased online at Venue Website (giving you the opportunity to help support your local performing arts community.)
This spectacular evening celebrating this groundbreaking album will be played track-by-track, note-for-note. Featuring one of the highest-drawing bands on Long Island, Wonderous Stories, with special guest musicians and the powerful contemporary Broadway voices of:
Constantine Maroulis: 2-time Tony Award Nominee, Jekyll and Hyde, Rock of Ages, American Idol
Lana Gordon: Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King
Justin Matthew Sargent: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ Superstar
Michael Wartella: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tuck Everlasting, Wicked
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. As Pete Townshend raised the bar for songwriting and The Who set a new standard for performance, this triple-platinum album reached number 1 on the UK’s top ten chart and number 4 on the US Billboard chart. Even today, 50 years later, WHO’S NEXT is still considered a landmark of the rock canon with songs like “Baba O’Riley” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again” that continue to resonate with listeners as if they were written just yesterday.
“Who’s Next is to The Who what the White Album must’ve been to The Beatles.”
– Dave Marsh, Creem, October 1971
Don’t worry if your favorite Who songs aren’t on this album! This 50th anniversary concert also celebrates their greatest hits; so, you can expect to hear some of The Who’s other masterpieces such as “You Better You Bet”, “Pinball Wizard”, and “Long Live Rock” just to name a few. (Left-Lana Gordon)
“…intelligently conceived, superbly-performed, brilliantly-produced, and sometimes even exciting rock and roll.” – John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, September 1971
The Rock Project is an all-new music experience that celebrates some of the greatest music and artists of the 20th century by uniquely combining the unparalleled sound of Broadway vocalists with the world of Rock and Roll, breaking the boundaries of music genres to create something new yet authentic.
This is a must-see streaming experience. Please support your local performing arts by purchasing a ticket today! The Rock Project presents 50th Anniversary Reflections of WHO’S NEXT shot live from Tilles Center on April 30 to May 2, 2021.
ABOUT THE ROCK PROJECT (TRP):
Meet the Rock Project (TRP), an all-new music experience that combines two opposite ends of the spectrum to create a truly one-of-a-kind performance. When you meld exceptional Broadway vocalists with the classic sounds of Rock and Roll that we all know and love, you get one unforgettable night of entertainment. Make no mistake, this is no tribute act with impersonators or lookalikes. TRP is a celebration of artists’ legendary contributions to music, the industry, and generations. With the classics performed note-for-note by some of the greatest musicians on the scene led by astounding Broadway-caliber vocals, our goal is to leave audiences in awe with a fresh appreciation for the most accomplished talents in Rock and Roll history! TheRockProjectLive.com
Photos are for editorial purposes only. Content provided by Largo Arts. Check out more entertainment by looking at Classic Albums Live here. You may also be interested in the Electric Light Orchestra here. Feature image is of Constantine Maroulis when at American Idol.
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