Why See School of Rock - The Musical?
From Andrew Lloyd Webber
Hoping to educate us once again, Andrew Lloyd-Webber returns to Broadway with a brand-new show! Adapted from the 2003 Jack Black movie of the same name, School of Rock features bumbling lead character Dewey Finn, played by Eric Petersen (Shrek The Musical), the hilarious slacker with rock stardom on his mind.
Not since 1971 has Andrew Lloyd-Webber launched a show on Broadway before London's West End! This new production, which mixes songs from the movie with brand new songs by the iconic composer and lyricist Glenn Slater, is a rockin' spectacular! Oh, and the book comes from Julian Fellowes, the writer of a "relatively unknown" TV show called Downtown Abbey. Nope, we've never heard of it either....
What is School of Rock About?
Rock star wannabe Dewey Finn is down on his luck. He's just been kicked out of own band No Vacancy for his over enthusiastic on-stage antics, and his landlord is threatening conviction unless he coughs up his overdue rent. Desperate for money, he disguises himself as a substitute music teacher to land a position at a well-to-do prep school.
When he meets his new class, a bunch of smart-talking kids who happen to be more than a little handy when it comes to musical instruments, an idea begins to form. A local Battle of the Bands competition is looming, featuring none other than No Vacancy, and Dewey sees a chance for both revenge and a proper shot at rock stardom!
Previews from: 9 November 2015
Performance date: 6 December 2015
May be inappropriate for ages 7 and under. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Two hours and 15 minutes with a 15 minute intermission
Cast and Creative
Justin Collette as Dewey Finn (alternate)
Connor John Gillooy as Dewey Finn (alternate)
Jenn Gambatese as Rosale
Steven Booth as Ned
Betty Gulsvig as Patty
Emily Cramer as Ms. Sheinkopf
John Arthur Greene as Theo
Jaygee Macapugay as Mrs. Hathaway
Gabrielle Greene as Shonelle
Rachel Katzke as Katie
Cory Logan as James
Ruth Righi as Marcy
Demi Singleton as Sophie
Terrance Bell Jr. as Mason
Levi Buksbazen as Freddy
Amadi Chapata as Tomika
Zachary Zwelling as Zack
John Allyn as Billy
Walden Sullivan as Lawrence
Oliva Chun as Summer
Chloe Bryan as Madison
Swing and Ensemble
Michael Cascetta, Natalie Charle Ellis, Leo Ash Evens, Nehal Joshim, Sophia Kekllas, Ellie Kim, Lulu Lloyd, Cassie Okenka, Patrick O'Neill, Jersey Sullivan, Jessie Swimm, Josh Tower, Joel Waggoner, Jonathan Wagner, J. Michael Zygo
Produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book by Julian Fellowes
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Directed by Laurence Connor
Choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter
Scenic and Costume Design by Anna Louizos
Lighting Design by Natasha Katz
Sound Design by Mick Potter
Music Supervision by Ethan Popp
2016 Tony Nominations
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score (Music Andrew Lloyd Webber / Lyrics: Glen Slater)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Alex Brightman
2016 Drama Desk Award Nominations
Outstanding Music - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Outstanding Lyrics - Glenn Slater
Outstanding Orchestrations - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical - Mick Potter
2017 Olivier Awards
Outstanding Achievement in Music
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