Jenn Gambatese to Enroll in Broadway's School of Rock
Gambatese will join the company of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical.
Broadway vet Jenn Gambatese will join the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical School of Rock on Tuesday, August 9, at the Winter Garden Theatre. She will replace Sierra Boggess as Principal Rosalie Mullins. Boggess plays her final performance on August 8 before taking on the role of Christine in the Paris production of The Phantom of the Opera.
Gambatese originated the roles of Jane in Tarzan and Natalie in All Shook Up, played Glinda in the first national tour of Wicked, and was also on Broadway in Hairspray, Is He Dead?, A Year With Frog and Toad, and Footloose.
Nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, School of Rock tells the story of a down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star named Dewey Finn (Alex Brightman), 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 film was directed by Richard Linklater and written by Mike White.
Directed by Laurence Connor, the musical features a Tony-nominated score by Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater and a Tony-nominated book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. The production boasts choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, scenic and costume design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Natasha Katz, and sound design by Mick Potter. The Really Useful Group, Warner Music Group & Access Industries, the Shubert Organization, and the Nederlander Organization serve as producers, with Nina Lannan as executive producer.
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