Rocktopia, the Broadway-bound international music sensation, opening March 27th, 2018, has just added another exciting talent to its roster of performers. Set to ignite the Broadway Theatre is Pat Monahan, the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling lead singer of Train. Monahan will perform for the first three-weeks of Rocktopia’s run, appearing March 20th through April 8, 2018.
Pat Monahan is the founder and lead singer of the band Train, famous for their hit recordings of such songs as “Hey Soul Sister”, “Drops of Jupiter”, “Drive By”, “Calling All Angels”, and “Meet Virginia”. The band has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide and more than 30 million tracks, with multiple platinum/gold citations, including 3 Grammy awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards, over 13 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, and dozens of other honors.
During his tenure with Rocktopia, Monahan will perform multiple songs throughout the show, including “Kashmir” by Train’s favorite band and musical inspiration, Led Zeppelin. Regularly covering Led Zeppelin music in live shows, Train recorded a cover album of Led Zeppelin II in 2016. In addition to songs by Zeppelin and other artists, Monahan will perform a special encore performance featuring a hit Train song merged with a classical composition.
Vocalist and recording artist Rob Evan and Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer, a pioneer in the fusion of symphonic rock and world music, co-conceived Rocktopia.“The entire Rocktopia team is thrilled to have Pat Monahan join us at the Broadway Theatre. Pat’s incredible talent and background lends itself perfectly to our unique musical vision, says Rob Evan. “The fusion we have created with Train’s song for the encore is truly exciting!”
Rocktopia is described as “An explosive musical event that fuses the most iconic 20th-Century rock with world-renowned classical compositions, Rocktopia features world-class vocalists—backed by a full symphony orchestra, an electrifying rock band, and a choir performing the works of musical innovators including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Heart, Beethoven, Led Zeppelin, Copland, The Who and more. Rocktopia makes its Broadway premiere in a six-week run, March 20 – April 29, 2018, at The Broadway Theatre.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.