Rockers on Broadway has long been known for pairing great Broadway performers with great Rock ‘n’ roll – all for a great cause. Some of the best rock ‘n’ roll, of all time, has been written and produced by WOMEN! Women ROCK because they just do! It’s time they get the attention they deserve as talented trailblazers shaping today’s music industry. Rockers On Broadway: SHE ROCKS, is honoring the legendary songwriter Diane Warren, and also highlights the many women in Rock ‘n’ Roll who have successfully made the crossover to the Broadway stage.
Amanda Green, Ari Groover, Morgan James, Alexa Ray Joel, Donnie Kehr, Lizzie Klemperer, Tamika Lawrence, Constantine Maroulis, Lauren Molina, Jim Newman, Lauren ‘Lolo’ Pritchard, Ryann Redmond, Max Sangerman, Justin Sargent, Jeremy Schonfeld, Jarrod Spector, Aléna Watters
Sam Behr, Shayna Blass, The Braganza Sisters, Isabelle Gottfried, Gracie Mcgraw, Samantha Parrish, Nick Preziosi
And Rising Stars:
Max Bartos, Melanie Correa, GG Roberts-Nguyen, Avery Rehl. Matteo Russo, Gus Schonfeld, Joshua Turchin
Susan Aquila, Henry Aronson, Gary Bristol, Kevin Kuhn, Jay Leslie, John Putnam, Gary Seligson, Joe Snyder, Steve Snyder
The PATH Fund, Inc.® is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting pre-professional performing arts training with scholarships and program funding. Additionally, we support NYC’s thriving Broadway, drama and music communities by working with new performers and aspiring writers to develop talent and new works of theater and music. PATH stands for Performing Artists That Help! We are a community of artists, writers, musicians, designers, crew, producers, directors and fans coming together as one, promoting a good cause, sharing in a common goal and having a BLAST while doing it!
Proceeds from ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: SHE ROCKS will benefit The PATH Fund, Inc.®, BCEFA and their support for The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and arts education programs with Broadway Bound Kids and The Felix Organization.
Each year ROCKERS ON BROADWAY® honors an industry luminary who has inspired and enhanced the community. Supporting this recognition of groundbreaking women in music, Rockers On Broadway: SHE ROCKS will honor the legendary songwriter Diane Warren with the 2022 Rockers On Broadway Lifetime Achievement Award.
Diane Warren is one of modern music’s most celebrated songwriters, she has penned nine #1 & 32 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100; is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is tied for having written the most #1 songs as a sole writer in Billboard history. She has received 13 Academy Award nominations, is a Grammy winner with 15 nominations, Emmy winner and two-time Golden Globe award winner whose songs have been featured in more than 100 motion pictures. She is also the sole owner of her publishing company Realsongs, the most successful female-owned and operated business in the music industry. She is the recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is also the first songwriter to receive an Honorary Oscar which will be presented at the Academy’s 13th Governors Awards in November 2022.
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Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Ryann Redmond received her formal training at NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts CAP21 Conservatory and she is also on faculty at the Broadway Dreams Foundation. She originated the role of Bridget in the Reading, Workshop, World Premiere, National Tour, and Broadway production of Tony Nominated Bring It On: The Musical, and was so thrilled to perform alongside Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, and LaChanze in the original cast If/Then in Washington, D.C. and on Broadway. Ryann was also a part of the original company of Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville on Broadway. She recently was the first female Olaf in Frozen on Broadway. Other favorite roles she has played include: Unsinkable Molly Brown in Titanique Off-Broadway, Tracy Turnblad in the MUNY’s production of Hairspray, Taylor in the Vineyard Theatre’s production of Gigantic, and Smitty in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at TUTS in Houston, TX- all to rave reviews, as well as being featured in the World Premiere of Ming Peiffer’s Usual Girls at Roundabout Theatre Company in NYC. Ryann just wrapped the Borderlands film, A Good Person film alongside Florence Pugh, and the season premiere of season 6 of The Good Fight alongside Audra McDonald, Christine Baranski, Danny Burstein and Richard Kind.
Constantine Maroulis was born a scrappy kid in Brooklyn with big pipes, deep pride for his Greek heritage, and a love for the theater and rock n’ roll. It was an upbringing a world away from the showbiz glitz of New York and Los Angeles, yet he would come to penetrate the firmament of stars in those galaxies many times.
Constantine channels appreciation for his visibility and success in creativity and writing, recently releasing a new album of original work entitled Until I’m Wanted in the quarantine summer of 2020. Recording Until I’m Wanted was a collaborative effort, with Maroulis calling on relationships he developed over the course of his career. “Here I Come” was written by Constantine Maroulis, Christopher Reardon, Andrew Waldeck and Jason Spiewak. Reardon and Waldeck, better known as Killer Deluxe, have written hits for other Idol alums Daughtry and David Cook, to name a few. Killer Deluxe also wrote “Blown Away,” “Once In Your Life” and “She’s Just Rock N’ Roll” with Maroulis. “Try” was written by Constantine Maroulis and hitmaker Ryan Star and was produced by Dan Monea and Nate Monea at Little C Studios in Canton, Ohio. “All About You” was written by Constantine Maroulis, Sam Hollander and Grant Michaels. Sam Hollander has written and/or produced over 20 US Top 40 Pop Hits, as well as numerous worldwide smashes, including Panic! at the Disco’s worldwide number one, “High Hopes”. In 2019, Hollander held the top position on the Billboard Rock Songwriters chart for nine weeks, a year-end record. “All About You” was produced by Constantine Maroulis and Josh Edmondson and was mixed by Jeff Juliano. Jeff Juliano is a Grammy-winning mix engineer who has worked with such acts as Dan+Shay, John Mayer, Shawn Mendes and Miley Cyrus among others. Critics agree, and according to Disciples of Sound “This is a guy you always root for and never count out, especially now as he releases maybe the biggest rock “fun ride” of the year, his sophomore effort Until I’m Wanted.”
Fortunately, Constantine had been very busy prior to the impact of COVID, and is enjoying the release of several film projects including Dark State, Either Side of Midnight, and 5th Borough. Additionally, Constantine had been very active performing, including several shows with Adler’s Appetite featuring Steven Adler of Guns ‘N Roses fame, Rocktopia, and Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox.
Re-emerging from COVID brought about the launch of WABC’s Constantine Maroulis Show, an exciting entertainment-centric podcast, shared worldwide via the station website. In addition to the radio show, Constantine is returning to the stage with tribute act Foreigner’s Journey, as well as the official Rock of Ages band, and with NJ party outfit, Constantine and The Frequency. Constantine also notably contributes to the zeitgeist of pop culture, as his friendships with celebrities including The Real Housewives of New York, are cannon fodder for the press and paparazzi on an on-going basis.
Constantine first came to prominence as the beloved rock n’ roll underdog on American Idol. He then secured his place in pop culture as a Broadway superstar, best known for his Tony-nominated role in Rock of Ages. Now, for his third act, he begins an invigorating and promising new era with a bevy of intriguing projects, including putting the finishing touches on his most assured and swaggering solo music to date.
“I always knew I was going to do something within the entertainment business. From a young age I told everyone that,” the New Jersey-based performer says. “I always had a plan. The streets of New York were my college. I hustled a ton, pounding the pavement selling clothes, doing real estate, just anything to support my dreams. I was the kid with a mic in one hand and a briefcase in the other.”
Constantine’s story took an important turn at a young age when his family moved from Brooklyn to Wyckoff, New Jersey. The city’s manicured lifestyle was a culture shock to Constantine who preferred the more diverse and earthy environs of Brooklyn. He took solace in close family ties, and his family’s eclectic music soundtrack which included goth, classic rock, jazz, Spanish hymns, Greek music, pop, and show tunes. His life would get another jolt when he witnessed his brother’s performance in a high school production of West Side Story. “I remember seeing the scene where he got stabbed in a rumble and came back to life in a dream sequence. That changed me forever,” Constantine recalls.
Despite his vocal prowess and his magnetic presence onstage, Constantine bounced around the New York music scene through most of his 20s having put in a lot of hard work with little to show. In 2004, an old friend convinced him to try out for American Idol. Before his fateful appearance on the show, Constantine had studied musical theater at Boston Conservatory, spent years in the theater scene, and slogged it out on the thankless NYC rock n’ roll club circuit. At the time of his Idol audition, he was fresh from touring with the musical Rent and out of touch with the popular show, as this was before social media. The rest is history, one Constantine is grateful for. “Basically, my life changed the moment I stepped on the property. I had cameras in my face all the time. It was the right time and I was ready to play,” he recalls.
Constantine Maroulis became a household name through his memorable run as a finalist on the fourth season of American Idol. His charisma, rock n’ roll edge, and astounding vocals entranced the judges, along with the 30 million viewers watching the show at home. His triumphant performances on Idol included some of the show’s most electrifying moments on TV, including his rendition of Queen’s epic “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
Constantine knew after American Idol he had a relatively limited window of opportunity to fortify his career. “I went into survival mode—I knew nothing would be handed to me,” he confides. It was by hustling, flying back and forth between New York and Los Angeles, working 12-hour days, that he began to make headway. A show called Rock of Ages with an unknown cast and unknown creatives came knocking. It had a great program of classic songs and Constantine was instantly drawn in by the concept and signed on. The show enjoyed a highly successful run as one of the highest-grossing Broadway shows of all time, culminating in a myriad of awards and critical acclaim for Constantine including a Tony Award nomination, and firmly establishing him as a world-class performer. Constantine then went on to receive a Drama League Award nomination for the Distinguished Performance Award for Rock of Ages, as well as his work on the show Jekyll and Hyde. “In a way, there are two mes—the guy driving the van and trailer, and the guy onstage in front of millions. I want to be like a great utility player on a baseball team and play every position on the field. That feels honorable,” he says. Constantine’s clout is growing on Broadway, as his name is attached to many upcoming projects both as producer and actor. Recently Constantine served as a producer on the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Deaf West’s Spring Awakening.
All of this ambition is held in balance by Constantine’s inspiration– his 10-year-old daughter Malena. Life as a single dad is not without its challenges; however, Constantine is firm in his commitment to being present in his daughter’s daily life. Constantine says: “I’m really a regular guy, and my family reminds me of that. There is nothing more important to me than spending time with Malena. Everything is for her and her future.”
Rockers On Broadway
In 1993, The Who’s TOMMY was preparing to open on Broadway. One day during rehearsals Pete (Townshend) approached me about doing a couple of live concerts around the city. He wanted the cast to learn what real Rock & Roll felt like, and for a bonus they could perform with him. He wanted us to have this experience for ourselves, because it would help translate that edgy rock sensibility into our performances. At Pete’s request I gathered the TOMMY orchestra and formed a band. Once the band was set, I held a company meeting with my fellow cast members and asked them to join in the fun.
The first ROCKERS ON BROADWAY® was held in the Spring of 1993 at the China Club on 75th Street. In addition to the TOMMY cast and Pete (of course), special guests included Joe Walsh, Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes) and Eddie Vedder. For me, the experience of singing ‘Pinball Wizard’ next to Pete that night changed me forever. It was extraordinary. Really, who doesn’t want to feel like a Rock Star…at least once? Every year I hope to share that same feeling with the wonderful performers who donate their time and talent, while continuing to make a difference to our beneficiaries.
– Donnie Kehr, Founder and Executive Director