Wednesday, June 8

Shayne Ward cast in Rock of Ages

Shayne Ward rose to fame as the winner of second series of The X Factor. He has sold over three million records worldwide and has had number one albums and singles in nine countries.

He is now due to play the role of over the top heavy metal superstar Stacey Jaxx in Rock of Ages which is due to start previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 31st August, Tom Cruise is playing this part in the new film version and James Carpinello was in the original Broadway cast.

Rock of Ages explores rock music through the eyes of Stacee Jaxx who is a huge rock and roll star.  It is set to the music of huge '80s rock bands, including Bon Jovi, Twisted Sisters, and Journey.

As Jaxx, Ward would sing numbers including Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” and Foreigner’s “I Want to Know What Love Is” among other hits from the era.

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