Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb and former running back great Ahman Green will make their Broadway debut this week when they will be helping to celebrate Super Bowl week in New York with appearances in Rock of Ages on the Main Stem.
In addition to Cobb and Green, Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell will also make an appearance. Each of the NFL stars will join the show for separate performances. Cobb will be the first to hit the stage Jan. 28, followed by Bell on Jan. 29 and Green in a matinee performance on Feb. 1. Other football stars will make appearances as well, but their names have not yet been announced – the appearances are part of a week-long celebration in the Big Apples called Broadway Blitz.
The show is directed by Kristin Hanggi, Rock of Ages uses 198s rock hits and tells the story of lovers in Los Angeles. The score includes “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “I Wanna Know What Love Is,” “Here I Go Again,” “Don’t Stop Believin'” … It’s not real clear just what roles the football stars will have in the performance or whether they will dance and sing.
I guess we will have to wait and see. If you’re in New York for the big game, this might be one of the Broadway shows to consider seeing.