The producers of the Broadway concert ROCKTOPIA have announced that rock icon Dee Snider – lead singer of the multi-platinum band Twisted Sister – will make his return to Broadway as the show’s special guest vocalist for the fourth week of its limited engagement, April 9th – 15th.
ROCKTOPIA is a unique concert event that fuses the most iconic rock music of the 20th century with world-renowned classical masterpieces. It features the works of musical innovators across the centuries – including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky U2, Copland, Heart, Pucci as well as The Who – and is performed by and elite line-up of vocalists, a five-piece rock band, a forty-person choir and a twenty-piece orchestra.
Snider is the latest in the lineup of guest stars who will be joining the diverse cast. Grammy Award winning lead singer of Train, Pat Monahan will be a part of the show through to April 8th and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Robin Zander of Cheap Trick will be stepping into the guest vocalist role from April 23rd to 29th.
Known for his over-the-top persona and glam-rock style, Snider became the lead singer of the metal band Twisted Sister in 1976 and wrote their massive hit songs “I Wanna Rock” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” His previous stint on Broadway was in the role of “Dennis” in the Tony-nominated smash hit Rock Of Ages which featured those both of those songs.
Snider’s film acting credits include the cult horror movie classic StrangeLand, which he also wrote, and VH1’s “Warning: Parental Advisory,” with Jason Priestley and Mariel Hemingway. He has made appearances on three seasons of “Celebrity Apprentice,” CMT’s hit reality show “Gone Country” and his own A&E reality show “Growing Up Twisted.” The glam-rock star has also spawned a nationally syndicated radio show ‘House of Hair’ which is celebrating 20 years on the air and is heard on more than 200 stations across North America; Van Helsing’s Curse, a concert that features a five-piece rock band, a six-piece choir, and six-piece string section; and the original musical Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale.
Tickets for ROCKTOPIA are on sale via Telecharge.com and fans may be interested to note that a limited number of $35 General Rush Tickets will be available for that day’s performance when the Broadway Theatre Box Office (1681 Broadway) opens each day (10am Monday – Saturday and 12pm Sunday).