NEW YORK, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The music that ignited a generation and heats up Broadway every night in "Rock of Ages" is coming to American Airlines Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on Friday, April 13. The classic rock love story will erupt into Broadway's best party post-security at Terminal 8, entertaining customers with the sounds of such feel-good, sing-out-loud songs as "Here I Go Again," "Wanted Dead or Alive," "High Enough" and "Don't Stop Believin'." As the show's Official Airline Partner, American Airlines will host two free performances at the airport terminal at 3 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Set on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip, "Rock of Ages" tells the story of a boy from South Detroit and a small-town girl who fall in love and chase their dreams of making it big. The Broadway musical features songs made famous by Journey, Whitesnake, Styx and Bon Jovi, and will soon become Hollywood's biggest party when New Line Cinema releases a film version of the musical on June 15, directed by Adam Shankman and starring Tom Cruise.
"American Airlines has been a strong supporter of the Broadway community in New York for decades," said Joann Camuti, American's New York Director – Sales Promotions and Community Relations. "New York's thriving musical theater community – one that is well-supported and well-recognized – enriches the quality of life for both residents and visitors to the city, and we are excited to bring the energy of "Rock of Ages" directly to our customers."
American Airlines Terminal 8 at JFK Airport combines the latest technology enhancements to offer a world-class facility for today's travelers. The spacious $1.3 billion Terminal 8 – with 1.5 million square feet in all – is the largest single-airline terminal at JFK and offers 53,000 square feet of retail space offering duty-free shopping as well as world-renowned brands and top-of-the-line quality products.
"We are always looking for new ways to enhance the travel experience for our customers," said Mark Najarian, American's General Manager – JFK Airport. "As champions of arts and culture in New York, American is proud to add top Broadway performances to our airport offerings, which are sure to surprise and delight everyone who passes through Terminal 8."
During the airport performances, "Rock of Ages" will offer travelers an opportunity to win tickets to an upcoming performance at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Visit www.twitter.com/rockofages or www.twitter.com/americanair for more information. Tickets for "Rock of Ages" at the Helen Hayes Theatre can also be purchased via Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200, or in person at the Helen Hayes Box Office. The performance schedule is Mondays at 8 p.m., Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
American Airlines has served the New York market for more than 80 years and is the Official Airline of more than 30 theaters in New York City. With a keen understanding of the needs of New York customers, the airline offers a global route network augmented by its oneworld® alliance membership and joint business partnerships; its state-of-the-art international terminal at JFK International Airport; AAdvantage®, the industry's first frequent flyer program; and a long-standing commitment to the Greater New York community.
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