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(Posted: Sept. 28, 2003. Got a tip to share? Email us.)

gary cheroneGary Cherone to star in "The Wall" on stage
Former Extreme, Van Halen vocalist turns to rock operas

Gary Cherone, former vocalist for Extreme and Van Halen will star in a stage adaptation of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" this autumn/winter.

Cherone will play the part of Pink in a production that will open at The Schauer Arts and Activities Center in Hartford, Wisc., on Nov. 29. The show will move to the Scottish Rite in Milwaukee, Wisc., for a run Jan. 22 to Feb. 1, 2004.

Cherone's biggest commercial success before replacing Sammy Hagar in Van Halen was Extreme's #2 hit "More Than Words" in 1991. Cherone was with Van Halen from 1996 to '99.

The following year he joined the Boston Rock Opera Co. to play Judas in the company's production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" (above).

(Posted: Sept. 28, 2003)

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