NFL Players Randall Cobb, Joique Bell and Ahman Green Will Make Broadway Debuts in Rock of Ages
24 Jan 2014
National Football League (NFL) players Randall Cobb, Joique Bell and Ahman Green will make their Broadway debuts in the Tony Award-nominated musical Rock of Ages during the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, producers of the musical announced Jan. 24.
The "#BroadwayBlitz" will kick off Jan. 28 at 7 PM at The Helen Hayes Theater with Green Bay Packers wide receiver Cobb. His performance will be followed by Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell at the 8 PM show Jan. 29 and four-time Pro-Bowl running back Green at the Feb. 1 matinee performance at 2 PM.
Each player will make four cameo appearances — with special lines and choreography — throughout the show.
Additional participants will be announced at a later date.
As previously announced, the cast will perform on the Roman Numerals Stage of "Super Bowl Boulevard - Engineered by GMC" at 41st Street & Broadway Jan. 30 and — during the final hours before kickoff — at the official NFL Tailgate Party at the Grandstand at Meadowlands Racetrack and Game Day Fan Plaza outside of MetLife Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.