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School of Rock

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School of Rock Summary

    Show Status: Closed Genre: Musical School of Rock is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes 8 Shows per week Previews Began: November 9, 2015 Show Opened: December 6, 2015 Show Closed: January 20, 2019

Based on the hit 2003 comedic film of the same name, School of Rock is a new musical produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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The musical score encompasses some songs from the original film, as well as additional tunes with music by Webber, and lyrics by Glenn Slater (Sister Act). The book for the musical is written by Julian Fellowes, who created the TV series “Downton Abbey.”

Alex Brightman (Matilda, Glory Days, Big Fish, Wicked) played the rock-obsessed Dewey Finn when the musical first opened December 6, 2015. The Broadway show School Of Rock began performances in November 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, where Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats ran for 18 years and where the highly acclaimed Rocky finished its run in August 2015.

Grammy nominated music producer, Rob Cavallo (worked with Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, Phil Collins and Kid Rock) also contributes his creative talents to the show.

The show is directed by Laurence Connor (recent revival of Les Misérables) and choreographed by JoAnn M. Hunter

What’s School of Rock Like?

School of Rock is a heartwarming and hilarious story about empowering children through rock n roll. It is the story of a goofy rock musician turned substitute teacher who bypasses all the conventional teaching methods to really get through to his students through the language of rock. The cult hit movie of the same name, focused on the lead character, played by Jack Black, but the Broadway musical makes the show more about the children and the challenges they face.

This is the first time since 1971 that a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber has premiered on Broadway, rather than in the United Kingdom (the last time was Jesus Christ Superstar, another rock musical). Though the story is based firmly on the film, this adaptation highlights more the stories of the children rather than the adults.

Is School of Rock Good for Kids?

Yes, this show is a great musical treat for children! However, children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Based on the hit 2003 comedic film of the same name, School of Rock is a new musical produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Broadway’s School of Rock to Offer Front-Row Ticket Lottery

See Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical from up close.

The new Broadway musical School of Rock will offer a daily lottery ticket drawing for a limited number of $25 front row orchestra tickets. Winners will be chosen at random 90 minutes before curtain time at the Winter Garden Theatre, with entries accepted starting two hours before the show. Two tickets per person will be available, and patrons can purchase the tickets by cash or credit.

Based on the hit 2003 film, School of Rock tells the story of a down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star named Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school and enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer Battle of the Bands. The musical begins performances November 9 in advance of a December 6 opening.

Directed by Laurence Connor, the musical features a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater and a book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. The creative team also features choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, scenic and costume design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Mick Potter, comedy direction by Cal McCrystal, and music supervision by Ethan Popp.

Alex Brightman leads the cast as Dewey Finn, alongside Sierra Boggess as Principal Rosalie Mullins. The supporting cast will feature Spencer Moses as Ned, Mamie Parris as Patty, Evie Dolan as Katie, Carly Gendell as Marcy, Ethan Khusidman as Mason, Bobbi MacKenzie as Tomika, Dante Melucci as Freddy, Brandon Niederauer as Zack, Luca Padovan as Billy, Jared Parker as Lawrence, and Isabella Russo as Summer.

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See Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical from up close.