The idea of rock 'n' roll is absolutely at the center of it...there is a form of expression which has beat, which has rhythm, which, when you begin to play it, has human beings moving instinctively, responding, letting go, becoming free, becoming wild.
--director Trevor Nunn
My favorite playwright Tom Stoppard has a new one opening on Broadway this week called Rock 'n' Roll. It's not just about the music genre, but also "everything from the lives of Czech dissidents and British Marxists to conflicting theories of consciousness to the Greek poetry of Sappho," according to this NPR piece, which features scenes of the play you can watch on your very own Home Personal Computer, which I hear a lot of the kids have these days.
If you have the means, I highly recommend checking it out.