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School of Rock Celebrates 1,000 Performances on Broadway

To mark the occasion, the hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical released photos from its recent alumni reunion.

Past and present School of Rock cast members form the number "1,000" at the Winter Garden Theatre to mark its upcoming 1,000th performance on Broadway.
(© Russ Rowland)

Today, the hit musical School of Rock will celebrate its 1,000th performance on Broadway. To mark the occasion, the show released photos from its recent alumni reunion on Sunday, April 22, during which past cast members, including the show's original Dewey Finn, Alex Brightman, joined current cast members onstage.

School of Rock currently stars Justin Collette as Dewey Finn, Analisa Leaming as Rosalie Mullins, Jonathan Gould as Ned, Lori Eve Marinacci as Patty, Conner John Gillooly as the Dewey alternate, Zachary Zwelling as Zack, Montgomery Lamb as Katie, Levi Buksbazen as Freddy, Jim Kaplan as Lawrence, Ava Briglia as Summer, Gabrielle Greene as Tomika, and John Allyn as Billy.

The adult ensemble includes Natalie Charle Ellis, Badia Farha, Alan H. Green, John Arthur Greene, Nehal Joshi, Andrew Kober, Lulu Lloyd, Cassie Okenka, Patrick O'Neill, Diane Phelan, Jesse Swimm, Joel Waggoner, Jonathan Wagner, and J. Michael Zygo. The kids' ensemble includes Michael Cascetta, Katie Greendorfer, Sophia Kekllas, Ellie Kim, Madison Elizabeth Lagares, Colin Lauri, Cory Logan, Madalen Yarbrough Mills, Iggy Rosado, and Sarah Walsh.

Behold all past and present Dewey Finns — Will Blum, Eric Petersen, Andrew Kober, Alex Brightman, Michael Hartney, Jonathan Wagner, Justin Collette (holding a picture of Merritt David Janes), and Conner Gillooly — in one spot.
(© Russ Rowland)

Based on the hit 2003 film of the same, School of Rock features music from the movie, as well as original music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes, and direction by Laurence Connor. The story follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-size prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school's beautiful but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

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